Resource Conservation District (RCD) Financial Assistance Program

​​2020 RCD Financial Assi​​stance Grants

Solicitation Notice: Grant Application Period Is Open

The Guidelines and Application for the 2020 Resource Conservation District Financial Assistance Program Grants (PDF) has been released. The application period is now open. Applications are due no later than June 25, 2020. Please contact us at rcd@conservation.ca.gov​ with any questions. ​

Program Summary 

$135,000 in funding is available to RCDs through this solicitation for RCD capacity-building projects. Eligible projects to increase RCD capacity include fundraising, planning, partnership development, community education and outreach, and improving operational efficiency.

2017 RCD Financial Assistance Program 

In 2017, the DOC​ awarded 59 grants to qualified Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs).  Consistent with the CA Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) Vision and Standards​, the program helped RCDs build capacity and increase effectiveness, which enhances resource conservation and manageme​nt both locally and throughout the state.​​