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

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WEBINARS

 AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT GRANTS

 Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

 Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to SALCP@conservation.ca.gov  by March 25 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. As space is limited, we ask that individuals calling in from the same organization share a log-in.

The webinar will cover multiple topics, including eligible project types, eligible applicants, match requirements, Sustainable Communities Strategy requirements, Risk Options, priority populations, and tips to completing your pre-proposal.  Please note that the current Guidelines require all ACE applicants to submit pre-proposals, which are due April 17, 2019.

 AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION PLANNING GRANTS

 Date: Thursday, April 04, 2019

 Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to SALCP@conservation.ca.gov  by April 03 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. As space is limited, we ask that individuals calling in from the same organization share a log-in.

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. Please note that the Department will accept planning grant pre-proposals at any time. Full applications will be due September 13, 2019.

 

Once the Department has received your RSVP, SALC Program staff will send you an email confirmation, followed by the webinar login information.  

If you are unable to attend either technical assistance webinar, the presentation will be posted to the Department's website shortly after each workshop. As always, SALC Program staff are available at any time to provide technical assistance and answer any questions you may have via phone at (916) 324-0850 or email at SALCP@conservation.ca.gov


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. ​
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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.