​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program


Easement and Planning Request for Grant Applications

The 2018-19 SALC grant application period is now open. Apply for funding today!

Planning grant pre-proposal deadline: July 15, 2019
Planning and easement grant application deadline: September 13, 2019

*The deadline to submit pre-proposals for easement projects was April 17, 2019. Applicants who submitted a pre-proposal will receive feedback on their project from the Department no later than July 1, 2019.

Visit our Application Information page for relevant forms and materials.

About SALC

SALC is a component of the Strategic Growth Council's (SGC) Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.  SALC complements investments made in urban areas with the purchase of agricultural conservation easements, development of agricultural land strategy plans, and other mechanisms that result in GHG reductions and a more resilient agricultural sector.

The program invests in agricultural land conservation with revenue from the California Climate Investments (CCI) Fund​, made available for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing additional benefits to California communities. CCI is derived from quarterly cap-and-trade auction proceeds, which are administered by the California Air Resources Board. 

The Department of Conservation works in cooperation with the Natural Resources Agency and the SGC to implement the program. ​
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Please see the SGC website for more information about the AHSC Program​


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​About California Climate Investments

SALC is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.