Upper Feather River Region Updates 2022 Quarter 4
The Quarterly Report covers Quarter 4 of 2022 and provides an update to the Upper Feather River (UFR) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Group (RWMG) on activities related to implementation of the UFR IRWM Plan and coordination with stakeholders and surrounding IRWM regions. See Report here.
Upper Feather River Region Updates 2022 Quarters 2-3
The Quarterly Report covers Quarters 2 and 3 of 2022 and provides an update to the Upper Feather River (UFR) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Group (RWMG) on activities related to implementation of the UFR IRWM Plan and coordination with stakeholders and surrounding IRWM regions. See Report here.
Upper Feather River Region Updates 2021 Quarter 2-4
The Quarterly Report covers Quarters 2, 3 and 4 of 2021 and provides an update to the Upper Feather River (UFR) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Group (RWMG) on activities related to implementation of the UFR IRWM Plan and coordination with stakeholders and surrounding IRWM regions. See Report here.
SNC Funding Opportunities Newsletter July/August 2021
Upcoming Grants Sierra Nevada Conservancy The National Environmental Education Foundation: National Public Lands Day Highlighted Site Sponsorship Program (due July 12) provides $1,000 to support virtual, in-person, or hybrid National Public Lands Day events (September 25, 2021) that highlight the diversity of public lands and people. CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Education and Workforce Development Grants (concept proposals due July 14) support the development of programs to educate, train, and/or employ people in urban forestry or a closely related field. CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Grants (due July 19) advance the development of sustainable urban and community forests in California by supporting urban forest expansion, management, education, and workforce development. The USDA Conservation Innovation Grant Program (due July 19) supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands. California Humanities Foundation: American Rescue Plan Relief…
SNC Funding Opportunities Newsletter – June/July 2021
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER May and June 2021 View this Newsletter on our website Upcoming Grants The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) Federal Lands Access Program (due May 27) improves transportation facilities that will provide access to, and are adjacent to, federal lands. The USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program – Alternative Funding Arrangement (due May 28) provides funding for lead partners to engage with landowners to implement conservation practices on agricultural and nonindustrial private forest lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Forests and Woodlands Management Program (due June 8) funds activities that promote forest and woodland health, sustainable forest management, fire resiliency, biomass utilization for bioenergy, habitat conservation needs, and insect, disease, and fire recovery. The BLM California Wildlife Program (due June 8) funds the restoration and enhancement of wildlife habitat on BLM-managed lands. The National Forest Foundation Matching…
US EPA announces $6.5 billion in funding available for water infrastructure projects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making EPA making $6.5 billion in funding available for water infrastructure projects. This round of funding from the EPA’s Water Finance and Innovation Act program will provide up to $5.5 billion to support $11 billion in water infrastructure projects and prioritizes five areas: Supporting economically stressed communities. Protecting water infrastructure against the impacts of climate change. Reducing exposure to lead and addressing emerging contaminants. Updating aging infrastructure. Implementing new or innovative approaches including cybersecurity and green infrastructure. The EPA is also announcing funding under SWIFIA. This program, which was authorized by Congress as part of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, offers low-interest loans to state water infrastructure programs that then help finance needed water infrastructure projects in local communities. This round of funding will provide SWIFIA borrowers up to $1 billion to support $2 billion in water infrastructure projects. Details are available…
Governor Newsom announces $5.1 billion package for water infrastructure and drought response as part of $100 billion California comeback plan
PACKAGE INCLUDES BILLIONS FOR DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE, WITH A FOCUS ON SMALL AND DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES Mavens Notebook, May 10, 2021 From the Office of the Governor: Governor Gavin Newsom today proposed a $5.1 billion package of immediate drought response and long-term water resilience investments to address immediate, emergency needs, build regional capacity to endure drought and safeguard water supplies for communities, the economy and the environment. The Governor’s proposal comes as part of a week-long tour highlighting the Administration’s comprehensive recovery plan tackling the most persistent challenges facing California. “Shoring up our water resilience, especially in small and disadvantaged communities, is imperative to safeguarding the future of our state in the face of devastating climate change impacts that are intensifying drought conditions and threatening our communities, the economy and the environment,” said Governor Newsom. “This package of bold investments will equip the state with the tools we need to tackle…
Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s 2020 Annual Report
The past year was a difficult one for California and the Sierra Nevada. A pandemic ended—and upended—lives across the globe and while many in California were still struggling to adapt to this new abnormal, the state endured a record-shattering wildfire season. 2020 Annual Report
SNC – Immediate Action Wildfire and Forest Resilience Grant Program
The Immediate Action Wildfire and Forest Resilience Directed Grant Program funds the implementation of forest health projects that address wildfire recovery and resilience and support the goals of California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan and SNC’s Watershed Improvement Program. SNC anticipates up to $20 million available for awards. All projects must have environmental compliance complete and be ready to proceed upon award. Projects must be complete by January 1, 2025. APPLICATION DETAILS Projects must be developed in collaboration with SNC. Read the 2021 Immediate Action Wildfire and Forest Resilience Directed Grant Program Guidelines and contact your SNC Area Representative to discuss your project. Proposal materials are available through SNC Area Representatives. Eligibility Eligible applicants are: public agencies, including federal agencies qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations tribal entities recognized on the current United States Federal Register or the Native American Heritage Commission as a California Native American tribe To be eligible, projects must meet all of the following…
SNC Funding Opportunities Newsletter – April/May 2021
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER April and May 2021 View this Newsletter on our website for Upcoming Grants