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

Easement and Planning Request for Grant Applications

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

Pre-proposal deadline*: April 17, 2019
Application deadline: September 13, 2019

*All applicants interested in submitting an Easement application are required to submit a pre-proposal by the deadline listed to be considered for funding.

Visit our Application Information page for relevant forms and materials.

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. ​
Please see the SGC website for more information about the AHSC program​

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​About California Climate Investments

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. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.