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

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Technical Assistance Webinars

The Department of Conservation will be hosting two webinars to provide technical assistance to potential applicants under the Round 6 SALC Program.​ As always, SALC staff are available to provide technical assistance and answer any questions you may have via phone: (916) 324-0850 or email: michael.shaw@conservation.ca.gov.

Agricultural Acquisition Grants Technical Assistance Webinar 

Thursday, April 2, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to michael.shaw@conservation.ca.gov​ by April 1 with the number of people attending, the number of call-in lines you expect to use, and the number of pre-proposals you anticipate submitting this round, if any.

The webinar will cover multiple topics, including eligible project types, eligible applicants, match requirements, risk options, and tips to completing your pre-proposal.  

Sustainable Agricultural Planning Grants Technical Assistance Webinar 

Thursday, May 7, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.​

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to michael.shaw@conservation.ca.gov by May 6 with the number of people attending, the number of call-in lines you expect to use, and the number of pre-proposals you anticipate submitting this round, if any.

The webinar will cover multiple topics, including eligible project types, eligible applicants, funding requirements, selection criteria, and application requirements. Planning grant applicants are not required to submit pre-proposals; however, it is strongly encouraged. 

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​

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. ​
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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.

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