Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
06/30/20 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants to California nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to ensure open spaces are available to residents of eligible regions. Funding may be requested for land acquisition and improvements. Prerference is given to projects in areas recently affected by floods or fires. Projects should be located within or near either an incorporated Sonoma County city or unincorporated community.
The MGP is a community-driven matching-grant program run by Ag + Open Space. It is intended to protect vibrant lands and create inviting spaces within cities and communities and at the urban edge, providing an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to experience open space in and near Sonoma County’s population centers. Matching Grant projects have the potential to transform communities, providing places to find solitude, hold public gatherings, get some exercise, grow local food, and to experience and learn about the importance of natural resources and agriculture in the landscape. The program aims to bring these benefits to all of Sonoma County’s diverse and unique communities.
The MGP has two general categories of eligible project types, acquisition and/or improvement. Projects may include elements of both project types.
Acquisition projects include, but are not limited to, purchase of land for:
Improvement projects (restoration, public access, agriculture, recreation development), include, but are not limited to:
Projects in Fire and Flood impacted areas
Funding through the MGP provides an opportunity for Ag + Open Space to participate in efforts to recover and rebuild in communities impacted by extreme events such as fire and flood. Eligible and competitive applications for community open space projects located in areas directly impacted by recent fire and/or flood events will be given additional preference as described in the Evaluation Matrix.
GrantWatch ID#: 141961
For acquisition projects, applicants are expected to acquire the project property and expend Ag + Open Space’s grant funds and matching funds within three years from the date the Board accepts the project into the MGP.
For improvement projects, applicants must expend Ag + Open Space’s grant funds within five years from the date the Board accepts the project into the MGP.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Packages should be delivered to:
Jennifer Kuszmar, Matching Grant Program Coordinator
Sonoma County Ag + Open Space
Matching Grant Program
747 Mendocino Ave., Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
To request an application, or for any questions, contact:
Jennifer Kuszmar, Matching Grant Program Coordinator
707.565.7266 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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