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

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​FY 2020-2021 (Round 7) Guidelines
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Announcements and Upcoming Opportunities for Public Participation​​​

​Announcements
Strategic Growth Council Awards FY 20-21 SALC Grants​

November 16, 2021 - At their November 16th meeting, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) approved more than $65 million to fund 19 agricultural easements and three planning grants. The land acquisition projects comprise approximately 27,000 acres in 15 counties across the state. 

Read the full press release here.​

Learn more about the awarded projects.​

October 28, 2021 - Technical Assistance RFP Released-- Deadline 12/3/2021

The Strategic Growth Council​ and the Department of Conservation seek a qualified technical assistance provider who can provide targeted assistance to potential SALC Planning grant applicants. The overall goal of the technical assistance program is to support eligible grantees and their partners in underserved communities to develop viable projects and submit grant applications in pursuit of funding for agricultural land conservation plans and policies. To accomplish this, the technical assistance provider will conduct outreach to eligible grantees and other key stakeholders, to understand interests, assess local needs, develop and implement training curricula, assist in the development of eligible grant projects, assist with grant application development, and, if a TA Recipient is awarded a grant, assist with the implementation of the grant project. Applications are accepted until December 3rd​.  To learn more or apply see the posting on CaleProcure. ​​​

About SALC​

The California Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) SALC Program is a component of SGC’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program​ (AHSC). ​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 Climat​e ​Inv​estments (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 mo​re information, visit California Climate Investments.

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