Sierra Nevada Conservancy Funding Opportunities Newsletter – Sept/Oct 2018

Sierra Nevada Conservancy
September-October 2018

 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:

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.