Resource Conservation District (RCD) Financial Assistance Program

​​​2020 RCD Financial Assi​​stance Grants


The Department of Conservation received 12 applications for funding from RCDs throughout the state. Applicants requested a total of $263,835. The $135,000 available was awarded to seven applicants. See the awarded proj​ect summary here (PDF) ​​and project list below:

​Award Amount
​Goose Lake RCD
​Tuolumne RCD
​Feather River RCD
​Siskiyou RCD
​Yuba County RCD
​Madera/Chowchilla RCD
​Temecula Elsinore Anza Murrieta RCD


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.​​