SNC Funding Opportunities Newsletter – June/July 2021

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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 Awards Program (due June 9) supports results-oriented, on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests.  
The California Fire Safe Council State Fire Assistance Program (due June 15) supports fire risk reduction activities such as fuel reduction, hazard mitigation planning, and educational programs.  
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grant Program (due June 18) supports activities and programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, including species of Native American cultural or traditional importance.  
The USDA Local Food Promotion Program (due June 21) promotes local and regional food business enterprises that increase access to locally produced agricultural products.  
The USDA Farmer’s Market Promotion Program (due June 21) helps develop and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to increase access to locally produced agricultural products.  
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Social and Economic Development Strategies for Growing Organizations (due June 30) helps strengthen internal governance structures and capacity so that Tribes and Native organizations run more effectively and build a firm foundation to better serve Native American communities.  
The National Forest Foundation Innovative Finance for National Forests Program (due June 30) funds the development, structuring, or scaling of innovative financing models that bring new capital in support of land management on and near National Forests.    

Additional Resources  
WCB Public Access Program The California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) is preparing to release the 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) for the WCB Public Access Program. This year’s program priorities are boating, wildlife recreation, and hunting/fishing. Potential applicants may contact WCB for a consultation to discuss project ideas, project elements, the application process, or other related topics. Upon release of the PSN on May 27, the consultation period will end.  

Grant-Writing Workshops Grant Writing Workshops are available to help build the capacity of tribes in the Sierra Nevada and organizations that serve the Sierra Nevada Region. Workshops are now available as an online webinar. Contact your SNC Area Representative to organize or attend a workshop.  

More Information and Assistance Consult with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general fund development strategies. Contact your SNC Area Representative to set up a meeting with the Funding Team.     Contact your SNC Area Representative    

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