Habitat Conservation Fund Grant Opportunities – 6/22/16

The Habitat Conservation Fund grant program allocates approximately $2 million each year for grants to cities, counties, and districts to provide for nature interpretation and other programs which bring urban residents into park and wildlife areas, to protect various plant and animal species, or to acquire or develop wildlife corridors and trails. Eligible applicants are cities, counties, and districts (park and open space district). A 1:1 match is required from local, private, non-state sources.

There are several categories of funding, including

  • deer and lion habitat
  • rare, endangered, threatened or fully protected habitat
  • anadromous salmonid and trout habitat
  • riparian habitat
  • wetlands
  • trails
  • wildlife area activities

The deadline for the upcoming 2017/2018 funding cycle is October 3, 2016.

This year the HCF staff will give a grant workshop in Truckee, CA. The workshop will be held Tuesday, July 19 from 9 – noon in the Community Rec Center Meeting Room 2, 8924 Donner Pass Road.

To RSVP, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2016HCFworkshop