Resource Conservation District (RCD) Financial Assistance Program

​​2020 RCD Financial Assi​​stance Grants

Public Comment Period Closed for Draft Guidelines

The public comment period for the draft Guidelines and Application for 2020 Resource Conservation District Financial Assistance Grants​​ is now closed. We anticipate the final guidelines and application to be available in mid-April. Please return to this site for updates on the program.

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.​​