Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Funding Opportunities Newsletter – June/July 2019
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:
- US Environmental Protection Agency Recreation Economy for Rural Communities Program (due May 31) helps communities develop strategies and an action plan to revitalize their Main Streets through outdoor recreation.
- Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants (due June 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 Bella Vista Foundation Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program (due June 28) focuses on protecting, restoring, and revitalizing high-priority watershed ecosystems in California, including Truckee River, Yuba/Bear/American, and the North Fork Feather River watersheds.
- The California Fire Safe Council Competitive Grants Program (due June 5) supports fire prevention activities, including training, planning, hazardous fuels treatments, and fire prevention education programs.
- USDA Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (due June 10) develop the capacity of community development organizations, low-income rural communities, and federally recognized Native American tribes to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development in rural areas.
- The National Forest Foundation’s Matching Award Program (due June 13) provides funds for direct, on-the-ground projects that benefit National Forests and enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and local community engagement in caring for public lands.
- CA Natural Resources Agency Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grants (due June 17) can fund the acquisition, restoration, or enhancement of resource lands to mitigate the loss of, or detriment to, resource lands from new transportation projects.
- US Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants (due June 18) provide assistance in developing farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.
- The CA Natural Resources Agency Green Infrastructure Program (due June 28) provides funding for multi-benefit green infrastructure investments, including community parks, green spaces, and other natural systems.
- The NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (due June 30) has a network of conservation and recreation planning professionals that help community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments design trails and parks, conserve and improve access to rivers, protect special places, and create recreational opportunities.
- North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA): U.S. Standard Grants (due July 3) fund projects that increase bird populations and wetland habitat, while supporting local economies and American traditions, such as hunting, fishing, birdwatching, family farming, and cattle ranching.
- The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment: Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund (due August 1) provides modest general support grants to small grassroots organizations that address tough environmental problems, such as toxic pollution, sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental degradation of rivers and wild places, and the environmental health of communities.
- The California Statewide Parks Program (due August 5) provides funding to create new parks and new recreation opportunities in critically underserved communities across the state.
- The Wildlife Conservation Board Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Rescue Program Grant (rolling) supports projects that aid in the recovery and sustainability of populations of monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
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.