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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…

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      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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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…

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    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER April and May 2021   View this Newsletter on our website  for Upcoming Grants   

Upcoming Grants That Might be of Interest: • EPA Environmental Education Local Grants (due January 6) support locally focused environmental education projects that promote environmental and conservation stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. • Department of Reclamation Native American Affairs: Technical Assistance to Tribes Program (due January 8) funds projects to protect water and related resources and to improve water reliability. • The CA Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities Grants (pre-application due January 15) provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities by supporting the development and implementation of transformative climate community plans that include multiple coordinated GHG-reduction projects. • USFS Wood Innovation Grants (due January 15) support traditional wood-utilization projects, expand wood-energy markets, and promote the use of wood as a construction material in commercial buildings. • Captain Planet ecoSolution Grants (due January 15) allow educators to facilitate solution-oriented, youth-led projects…

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER August & September 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: 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 Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation Grant Program (due August 1) promotes the long-term good health and viability of communities and regions, including supporting regional planning and sustainability in agriculture and food systems. The California Statewide Parks Program (due August 5) provides funding to create…

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Stream Flow Enhancement Program – 2019 Proposal Solicitation Notice The Wildlife Conservation Board’s 2019 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) for the Stream Flow Enhancement Program is now available. Proposals for multi-benefit projects that result in enhanced stream flow are encouraged. Enhanced stream flow is defined as a change in the amount, timing, and/or quality of the water flowing down a stream, or a portion of a stream, to benefit fish and wildlife. The primary focus is on enhancing flow in streams that support anadromous fish; support special status, threatened, endangered, or at-risk species; or provide resilience to climate change. Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, on September 10, 2019. For questions, contact the Stream Flow Enhancement Program at wcbstreamflow@wildlife.ca.gov

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