​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program

Technical Assistance Request for Proposal

The Department of Conservation requires the services of a qualified contractor who can provide targeted assistance to selected technical assistance recipients for the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Planning Grants (formerly Strategy and Outcomes Grants) component of the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program.

You are invited to review and respond to this Request for Proposal, entitled Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program Technical Assistance.  Proposals must be received by 11:00 AM on December 21, 2018.

The Request for Proposal can be found below.

Technical Assistance Request for Proposal


SALC Draft Guidelines Public Comment Period is Now Open

​​The public comment period for the draft 2018-2019 SALC guidelines is now open. Public comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018.

For additional information on how to comment, please visit our Stakeholder Feedback page.


About the SALC Program

The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC Program) is a component of the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) Affordable Housing and Sustainability Program (AHSC).  The SALC Program 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's 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​


The SALC Program 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. The cap-and-trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investment projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.