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

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​​SALC Guidelines and Request for Grant Applications ​

The 2019-​2020 Grant Guidelines & Applications were adopted by the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) at its February 25th meeting. Pre-proposal and application materials can be found in the guidelines or on the Application Information page. The application period is now open.  

Please keep in mind the following important dates:

Planning Grants

  • Pre-Proposals due July 1, 2020
  • Applications due August 28, 2020

Acquisition Grants

  • Pre-Proposal deadline extended to May 29, 2020​
  • Applications due August 28, 2020​​

    On August 18, 2020, Governor Newsom declared a statewide emergency due to wildfires burning throughout the state. SALC Program staff recognize that applicants may be adversely impacted by the 5,700 fires reported by CALFIRE.  

    DOC will grant extensions to apply on a case-by-case basis for those impacted by wildfires. Please contact your grant manager immediately to discuss an extension if you have been impacted by these fires and will not be able to apply by August 28. 
    Extensions cannot be granted for requests made on or after August 28. 

    Virtual site visits may be rescheduled as needed due to fire impacts and COVID-19 related dangers.  Please contact your grant manager to discuss scheduling issues. 

About SALC​

SALC is a component of the ​SGC's 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. ​
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.

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