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The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is pleased to announce a Request for Pre-Applications to the Watershed Improvement Program Forest Health Grant Program, funded through Proposition 1 and Proposition 68. There is currently $10.5 million available to support forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits. Please review SNC’s website and Grant Guidelines for a complete description of Grant Program requirements and details on the application process. Pre Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on August 5, 2019. 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 grants.snc@sierranevada.ca.gov or (530) 823-4689.

Sierra Nevada Conservancy FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER July & August 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 CA Wildlife Conservation Board’s Forest Conservation Program (pre-applications due June 28) supports planning, acquisition, and restoration projects throughout the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains. The Dorrance Family Foundation: Animals of the Sierra Nevada Grant Program (letters of inquiry due June 30) supports high-performing nonprofit organizations in the preservation, protection, and recovery of imperiled and at-risk wildlife of the Sierra Nevada region. The National Park Service 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…

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The Wildlife Conservation Board’s 2019 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) for its Forest Conservation Program is now available.  Nonprofit organizations and government agencies (federal, state, and local) are eligible to apply. The program has $30 million in funding for projects targeted at an area including most of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade regions. Proposed projects may include planning, implementation, or acquisition projects within the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains in California.  PSN priorities include meadow restoration, post-fire habitat recovery, and aspen stand restoration as well as acquisitions that protect meadows, migration corridors, or habitat connectivity. All applicants must complete the simple online Pre-Application by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on June 28, 2019. WCB will then invite select applicants to submit full proposals. For questions regarding this PSN or the Program, please contact WCB’s Forest Conservation Program at Forests@wildlife.ca.gov.

NEWS RELEASE  – June 6, 2019 Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board Awards More Than $3 Million for Restoration Projects (AUBURN, Calif.) – At its quarterly meeting, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved a total of $3,122,551 in funds for five different projects focused on improving watershed and forest health throughout the Sierra Nevada. Each of the selected projects strike at the heart of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP), SNC’s large-scale restoration initiative designed to improve ecosystem and community resilience in the Region. “The projects authorized for funding by our board today will provide community protection and improve forest and watershed health more broadly,” said Sierra Nevada Conservancy Executive Officer, Angela Avery. “These are great examples of the type and kind of work that the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program is focused on implementing with our partners across the region.” Four of the approved projects are specifically…

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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…

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This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Secretary Crowfoot discusses California water issues in wide-ranging interview Climate Change Program releases vulnerability assessment for DWR assets $48.5 million awarded by CDFW to 38 ecosystem projects statewide CNRA accepting grant proposals for green infrastructure projects Exploring how natural and working lands can contribute to carbon neutrality Annual Groundwater Sustainability Agency Summit set for next month in Fresno The Nature Conservancy adds resources to its Groundwater Resources Hub

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program is planning its grant cycle for 2019.  Project areas include coastal tidal wetlands, Delta wetlands, inland wetlands, and mountain meadows.  Grant details and timelines are available on the individual fact sheets. Coastal Tidal Wetlands Fact Sheet: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=166713&inline Delta Wetlands Fact Sheet: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=166714&inline Inland Wetland Fact Sheet: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=166712&inline Mountain Meadow Fact Sheet: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=166715&inline Main Program Webpage: https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Watersheds/Greenhouse-Gas-Reduction

The Department of Water Resources has released the Final Proposition 1 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Grant Program documents, including: 2019 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines Round 1 – Implementation Grant Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) These newly released documents, as well as other information about the Proposition 1 IRWM Grant Program can be found at: https://water.ca.gov/Work-With-Us/Grants-And-Loans/IRWM-Grant-Programs/Proposition-1/Implementation-Grants 

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