Funding, Grants, & Easements

DOC offers financial incentive programs to further California's goals to conserve agricultural lands, restore and manage watersheds, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Navigate below for an overview of each program and links to more information. 

Funding, Grants & Easements



DOC Hails Governor's Signing of Conservation Law ReformsDOC Hails Governor's Signing of Conservation Law ReformsIn the spirit of reinforcing California's natural resource conservation efforts, a longstanding State program that keeps millions of acres in agricultural use or open space has been streamlined by legislation just signed by Governor Newsom.,
Round 8 Funding Open for Land Conservation Program Round 8 Funding Open for Land Conservation Program Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Program (SALC) opened its eighth funding round with the adoption of guidelines by the Strategic Growth Council. We invite applications fo projects that protect ag land and reduce greehouse gases. Get the Final Guideliens and Solicitation Package here.,
DOC Awards Nearly $2 Million in GrantsDOC Awards Nearly $2 Million in GrantsClimate adaptation and resilience projects around the state will benefit from the $1.9 million DOC has awarded to 22 land trusts and local or regional governments. Some funds will support planning, others will conserve agricultural land, all will benefit Californians.$1-9-Million-Local-Regional-Planning-Land-Trust-Capacity-Projects.aspx,$1-9-Million-Local-Regional-Planning-Land-Trust-Capacity-Projects.aspx
Funding Available for Ag Land ConservationFunding Available for Ag Land ConservationIn its sixth year, cap-and-trade funded SALC Program requests grant applications to protect agricultural land and support infill development; pre-proposals due by April 30.,
COVID-19 UpdatesCOVID-19 UpdatesGet the latest information with the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website.https://www., https://www.
Watershed Coordinator Grant Program Accepting CommentsWatershed Coordinator Grant Program Accepting CommentsThe public comment period for the draft Solicitation and Application for 2020 Sustainable Groundwater Management Watershed Coordinator Program Grants is open until 11:59 p.m. April 30​.,