Sierra Nevada Conservancy
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER
Upcoming Grants that Might be of Interest:
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Recreational Boating Facility grants (due February 1) assist with the development and improvement of marinas and boat launching facilities and associated parking areas, restrooms, and lighting.
- The Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation grant program (due February 1) includes a category for Environment and Health, which encourages regional planning integrating economic and social goals with sound environmental policies.
- The CA State Parks Land and Water Conservation Fund (due February 5) supports the acquisition or development of land to create new outdoor recreation opportunities for the health and wellness of Californians.
- State Water Resources Control Board Nonpoint Source Grants (due February 8) can fund projects to minimize degradation of water quality in areas that have been impacted by 2017 fires. Also included are riparian fuel management, fuel reduction and/or post fire rehabilitation.
- The Bureau of Reclamation Water SMART program (due February 13) supports projects that increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought.
- Strong Foundation grants (due February 15) fund environmental and conservation efforts, eco-spirituality, grassroots action, environmental education, capacity building, citizen participation, collaborative efforts, land acquisition, planning and training.
- The Rose Foundation California Wildlands Grassroots Fund (due February 15) provides funding to grassroots conservation organizations advocating for the permanent protection of intact wildlands to help preserve California’s wilderness and native biological diversity.
- CALFIRE CA Climate Investments: Forest Health Program (pre-applications due February 21) fund a variety of practices such as fuel reduction, reforestation, etc. which increase the carbon stored in living trees, and protect forests, fish and wildlife habitats, native plant species, and water across California
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS): North America Wetlands Conservation Act Standard or Small Grants Program (due February 23) provides funding for long-term protection, restoration, or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of wetlands-associated migratory birds.
- The National Wildlife Federation Trees for Wildlife grant (due February 23) provides native tree seedlings for restoration projects or community tree giveaway events.
- The USDA Conservation Innovation Grants National Program (due February 26) supports pilot projects, field testing, and on-farm research and demonstration, evaluation, or implementation of approaches to incentivizing conservation adoption and conservation technologies, practices, and systems.
- The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation grants (due February 26) fund projects that conserve the natural environment of Northern California, with a focus on habitat preservation, access to public lands, environmental education, and scientific research.
- The Access Fund Climbing Preservation Grant Program (due March 1) funds projects that preserve or enhance climbing access and opportunities, and conserve the climbing environment throughout the United States.
- The Central Valley Project Conservation Program and CVPIA Habitat Restoration Programs (due March 16) seek to improve habitats for species impacted by the Central Valley Project.
- The North American Native Fishes Association Gerald C. Corcoran Educational Grants (due March 31) fund projects to educate the general public about native North American fishes and their environment.
- The Hind Foundation (rolling) provides grants in the areas of plant and wildlife protection, land conservation, and ecosystem conservation.
- The Wildlife Conservation Board’s Forest Conservation Program (rolling) supports the conservation, preservation, and restoration of productive managed forest lands, forest reserve areas, redwood forests, and other forest types, including the conservation of water resources and natural habitat for native fish, wildlife, and plants found on these lands.
Interested in other funding for fuel reduction, parks and trails, habitat preservation, or environmental education? Grant Research Memos on a variety of topics are available on the SNC funding opportunities webpage.
Your SNC Area Representative can help you set up an individual consultation with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general fund development strategies. To take advantage of this resource, contact your Area Representative.
Congratulations to the Maidu Summit Consortium and Conservancy for their Watershed Restoration planning grant from the Department of Fish and Wildlife to restore Tásmam Kojóm – Big Meadow.
Grant Writing Workshops are available to help build the capacity of organizations that serve the Sierra Nevada Region. If you are interested in organizing or attending a workshop, contact your Area Representative.