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California Water Plan eNews – 6/21/17

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Update 2018 workshop to cover performance assessments and sustainability indicators
  • Grant applications being accepted for water desalination projects
  • Governor’s office releases language revisions for water conservation legislation
  • Calling on utility managers and staff to take part in water technology survey
  • Delta Plan amendment, levee strategy on agenda for tomorrow
  • A look at the erosion hazards brought on by coastal storms
  • Annual speaker series will include environmental justice and integrated planning

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Prop 1 Grant Opportunity

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals through its Proposition 1 Grant Program to support forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits. Please read SNC’s Grant Guidelines for a complete description of Grant Program requirements.

All applicants must submit a Pre-Application through SNC’s online portal between now and September 1, 2017.

SNC strongly encourages applicants to meet with their Area Representative to discuss projects prior to preparing their Pre-Application. For general questions regarding the Grant Program, please contact us at or (530) 823-4689. Please visit for further information.


CALFIRE Grant Opportunity – due



Provided by Elissa Brown, Fund Development Coordinator

(559) 877-2432>
The State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) and Tree Mortality (TM) Grant Program has $15.75 million available for projects that focus on supporting local efforts to remove dead and dying trees that pose a threat to public health and safety and for projects that reduce the wildfire threat to habitable structures within State Responsibility Areas (SRA). CAL FIRE will be hosting 11 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fee Grant Workshops statewide. All workshops are free of charge. The purpose of the workshops is to provide information about the grant process, invoicing, CEQA and other aspects of the SRA Fire prevention fee grants. All current recipients of the SRA Fire Prevention Fee grants, organizations who have applied in the past, and organizations looking to apply in the future are welcome to attend.

California Water Plan eNews – 6/14/17

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Join this morning’s Update 2018 workshop and webinar
  • Webinar for drought contingency planning set for next week
  • The toll water challenges take on the nation’s disadvantaged communities
  • California-Australia webinar will look at irrigation technologies
  • CWC to get updates on investment program and State Water Project
  • CAL FIRE workshops offer information on grants for removing dead trees
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide overview of new strategies program

California Water Plan eNews – 5/24/17

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • DWR Magazine cover story provides a look at the Oroville Dam spillway incident
  • Comments on proposed water loss audit regulations due June 2
  • Online survey will help evaluate DWR’s groundwater support services
  • PPIC releases new fact sheet on California groundwater
  • EPA’s monthly webinar series will look at web tools for environmental change
  • Water council’s newsletter has update on groundwater monitoring network
  • A study of a California project that could lead to worldwide meadow restoration

California Water Plan eNews – 5/17/17

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Tribal advisory committee sets June date for planning meeting in Los Angeles
  • Update 2018 advisory committee meeting summary posted by DWR
  • Webinar will explore using stormwater to help recharge California’s groundwater
  • New radar system should help Bay Area flood control managers
  • Notices of interest in federal grant program must be submitted by June 15
  • New location chosen for next California Water Quality Monitoring Council meeting
  • Some ideas to provide water providers with non-traditional revenue


Upcoming Grant Opportunities – SNC Newsletter June/July 2017

Sierra Nevada Conservancy


June – July 2017

Upcoming Grants that Might be of Interest:

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.

2017 Matching Awards Program Funding Available

2017 Matching Awards Program
Funding Available for Natural Resource Projects Benefitting National Forests and Grasslands


***Deadline Approaching. Please Share.***
The National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce the that it is currently soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP).

MAP is a nationally competitive grant program that provides federal funds for direct on-the-ground projects benefiting America’s National Forests and Grasslands. The program supports action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands. Nonprofits with  501(c)(3)  status, universities and Native American tribes are eligible to apply.

All projects must show a strong commitment to civic engagement and community involvement through direct public involvement. Grants are awarded for one year and require a 1:1 non-federal cash match.
Submission Deadline

June 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm MDT

Informational Webinar
June 6, 2017

California Water Plan eNews – 5/10/17

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Comments being accepted on draft PSP for funding of groundwater sustainability
  • California’s climate change strategy outlined in resource agency’s draft report
  • Report offers ways to integrate climate science into management plans
  • Oroville Dam update is on the agenda of the next California Water Commission meeting
  • Israeli delegation to participate in Sacramento water and agriculture forum
  • EPA webinars will provide overview of Water Finance Clearinghouse
  • Reclamation releases pilot version of water information website

California Water Plan eNews – 4/19/17

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Stakeholders offer their perspectives on sustaining IRWM in California
  • Webinar set for applicants of the Water Storage Investment Program
  • Sea-level rise report provides updated information for greenhouse gas scenarios
  • An approach for corporate water targets from a different point of view
  • Policy paper takes a look at lessons learned on modeling in the Delta
  • The annual California Invasive Species Action Week will begin June 3
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