Working Lands and Riparian Corridors Program

Workshop for Local and Regional Planning Grants

June 26, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Department of Conservation staff will discuss the grant program, introduce TerraCount, and provide technical assistance on the application process. A webinar option is also available.

Please register online to confirm your attendance or to obtain webinar information.


Program Guidelines and Solicitations

The Department of Conservation (DOC) will distribute Proposition 68 funds via multiple solicitations. The DOC has released the final Proposition 68 GuidelinesSolicitation Notice and Application for Land Trust Capacity and Project Development Grants, and Solicitation Notice and Application for Local and Regional Planning Grants. The draft guidelines and solicitations were released    April 3, 2019 and public comment was accepted until May 20, 2019. A log of public comments received is available for review. 

Land Trust Capacity and Project Development Grants

The grant application period is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until July 31, 2019. The Department of Conservation has $950,000 available for grants that will build land trust and other agricultural non-profit capacity to initiate and conduct agricultural land conservation activities. Capacity grants must achieve the following objectives:

  • Increase the pace and scale of agricultural land conservation throughout the state
  • Support climate adaptation and resilience via agricultural land conservation

Eligible projects will build organizational capacity to initiate and conduct agricultural land conservation activities.

The grant application can be found in the solicitation or may be downloaded as a Microsoft word document.  

Local and Regional Planning Grants

The grant application period is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until July 31, 2019. The Department of Conservation has $950,000 available for local and regional planning grants to support the integration of natural and working lands, specifically agricultural lands, into local and regional planning documents. Eligible planning grants will support the development of at least one of the following:

  1. Climate Action Plan, Natural and Working Lands Component
  2. Sustainable Communities Strategy, Natural and Working Lands Component
  3. General Plan, Agricultural Element or Component 
  4. Specific Plan, Agricultural Conservation Priority Plan
  5. TerraCount Adoption

(TerraCount is a scenario planning tool developed by the Department of Conservation and the Nature Conservancy for use by cities, counties, districts, and other land-use planners and decision-makers.)


The grant application can be found in the solicitation or may be downloaded as a
Microsoft Word document


Public Meetings

Three public workshops were held between May 9 and May 16 in Madera, San Diego, and Sacramento.  The PowerPoint presentation is available to review. Additionally, an audio recording of the Sacramento workshop will be available soon. 

Consultation

For projects funded pursuant to Proposition 68, the services of the California Conservation Corps or a local conservation corps certified by the California Conservation Corps shall be used whenever feasible. Please use this form to begin the consultation process.