California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
06/18/21 5:00 PM PST
Grants to California nonprofit organizations, local jurisdictions, public agencies, and tribes to implement conservation plans. Funding is intended to support projects that include, but are not limited to, restoration and enhancement, monitoring, management activities, acquisition, reserve management plans, mapping, and targeted studies for adaptive management.
The Natural Community Conservation Planning Local Assistance Grant (NCCP LAG) Program was created to assist local public and non-profit entities in the implementation of Natural Community Conservation Plans (NCCPs) throughout California, as authorized under Fish and Game Code (FGC) Section 2800 et seq. Additional legal authority for the NCCP LAG Program is provided by FGC Section 1501.5, which allows the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to grant funds for fish and wildlife habitat preservation, restoration, and enhancement. Proposals must address the highest priority tasks associated with the implementation of approved NCCPs s or NCCPs that are likely to be approved by June 2022.
Examples of Eligible Project Types:
Additional funding is available this year through the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) from Proposition 68 funds for restoration projects. Restoration project applications can only be funded through WCB’s Proposition 68 program and not through NCCP LAG grant funds. Public Resources Code § 80111 authorized Proposition 68 funds for restoration of habitat that furthers the implementation of NCCPs. Funds available pursuant to WCB’s Proposition 68 program will be prioritized for restoration and will not be used to pay for costs related to management, monitoring, acquisition, management plans, mapping, management studies, or other priority tasks not related to restoration.
For Eligible Costs, see https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=6367&inline#page=27
GrantWatch ID#: 136139
- December 2021- February 2022: Estimated start date for projects.
- All grant funds must be expended by March 31, 2024, except for restoration projects funded by Proposition 68 funds, which must be expended by March 31, 2025.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the completed application to NCCP@wildlife.ca.gov.
For NCCP LAG Contact Information by region, see https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=6367&inline#page=21
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch
1010 Riverside Parkway
West Sacramento, CA 95605
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
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