Sierra Nevada Conservancy
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER
Funding Research Memos for fuel reduction, parks and trails, habitat preservation, environmental education, and other program areas are available on the SNC funding opportunities webpage. This is a great way to find funding opportunities for your projects!
Upcoming Grants that Might be of Interest:
- The Polaris Industries R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program (due September 1) assists national, state, and local organizations in the United States in ensuring the future of ATV riding.
- The Wildlife Conservation Board’s Streamflow Enhancement Program (due September 4) funds projects that enhance the amount, timing and/or quality of water available for anadromous fish and special status species; or provide resilience to climate change.
- The Wildlife Conservation Board’s Natural Community Conservation Planning Local Assistance Grant (due September 14) supports fish and wildlife habitat preservation, restoration, and enhancement that will help local public and nonprofit agencies implement Natural Community Conservation Plans in California.
- Strong Foundation Grants (due September 15) support environmental and conservation efforts, eco-spirituality, grassroots action, environmental education, capacity building, citizen participation, collaborative efforts, planning and training.
- The FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) & Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs (Notices of Intent due September 24) provide funding for a variety of disaster prevention and mitigation activities, including fuel reduction on private and public (non-federal) lands and hazard mitigation planning. (See details below.)
- The CA Resources Agency River Parkway Grant Program (concept proposals due September 27) supports the acquisition, restoration, protection, and development of river parkways – outdoor areas adjacent to a river or stream which afford public access to open space, low impact recreational activities, and/or wildlife habitat.
- National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF): Every Day Event Program (due September 28) provides mini-grants to support restoration and resilience-focused volunteer events on public lands.
- The US Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grant Program (due September 29) funds programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, particularly species of tribal cultural or traditional importance.
- Sustainable Forestry Initiative: Project Learning Tree: GreenWorks! Grants (due September 30) provide up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world.
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Habitat Conservation Fund grants (due October 1) fund nature interpretation programs that bring urban residents into park and wildlife areas, projects that protect various plant and animal species, and acquisition and development of wildlife corridors and trails.
- Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants (due October 1) support efforts to protect the Earth’s beauty and bounty, create a robust and healthy food system, increase opportunities for outdoor activity, reduce environmental health hazards, and build stronger communities.
- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (Notices of Intent due October 5) provides funding for a variety of disaster prevention and mitigation activities, including fuel reduction on private and public (non-federal) lands and hazard mitigation planning. (See details below.)
- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program (due October 9) supports activities and events that connect communities to forests.
- The Whole Foods Foundation School Garden Grants (due October 15) provide modest grants to support new or existing edible gardens at schools or nonprofit organizations.
- S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS): North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program (due October 19) funds protection, restoration, and/or enhancement projects for wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.
- Satterberg Foundation Core Support Grants (letters of interest due October 22) provide multi-year general operating support for nonprofit organizations that work to strengthen communities by creating a just society and a sustainable environment.
- The Conservation Alliance grants (due November 1) support grassroots campaigns to protect threatened wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreational values.
- Annie’s Homegrown Grants for Gardens (due November 1) provide modest grants to support edible school gardens.
- The Institute for Museum and Library Services’ ‘Inspire’ Grants for Small Museums (due November 1) encourage small museums to implement priority projects in the areas of Lifelong Learning, Community Anchors and Catalysts, and Collections Stewardship and Public Access.
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Environmental Enhancement Fund grants (due November 16) support environmental enhancement projects located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state.
- The Hind Foundation (rolling) supports community-based projects that make visible impacts, including land conservation and plant/wildlife protection.
Interested in cleaning up contamination to re-use an industrial site? The EPA Brownfields program has a variety of grants for assessment and clean-up of contamination on sites. This is often the first step to redeveloping the site for industrial or other uses. Last year’s deadline for the assessment and clean-up grants was mid-November and this year’s solicitation is likely to be released in September or October. Current grant solicitations have not yet been released, but upcoming changes to EPA’s Brownfields Program can be found here. You can also contact the EPA Region 9 staff for more information about the types of assistance provided.
FEMA Disaster Mitigation Grant Programs – The Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Hazard Mitigation grant programs are upcoming sources of disaster prevention funding, including fuel reduction on private property. Post-fire reforestation is also a fundable activity. Activities cannot take place on federal lands. Local government and special districts (including Resource Conservation Districts) are eligible applicants. Funding is also available for generators to power critical disaster response facilities such as clinics, emergency operations, and shelters. Communities interested in trying out biomass generators for on-going as well as emergency power might consider this source of funding.
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.
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. Upcoming workshops are scheduled in Shasta and Amador counties, and additional workshops can be scheduled upon request.