California Department of Conservation (DOC) - Division of Land Resource Protection
09/10/21 11:59 PM
Grants to California government agencies, nonprofit organizations, conservation districts, and tribes for preservation initiatives. Applicants are required to submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support land acquisition in order to protect important agricultural lands under threat of conversion to non-agricultural uses.
Agricultural Conservation Acquisitions Grants are to protect important agricultural lands under threat of conversion to nonagricultural uses through the acquisition of voluntary, permanent agricultural conservation easements (easements) or fee title purchases.
Under the Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Third Investment Plan Executive and Executive Order N-82-20, California aims to invest California Climate Investment dollars in the conservation of working lands in order to facilitate net climate benefits and long term carbon sequestration in the land base. Preventing the conversion of agricultural land to residential or rural residential development avoids vehicle miles traveled and related greenhouse gas emissions.
Agricultural conservation acquisition grants will be provided to fund the purchase of conservation easements or fee title to agricultural land. Agricultural intensification restrictions on non-cultivated land are permitted if each of the following conditions is met:
For examples of eligible projects and a list of eligible costs, see https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Documents/FY20-21%20SALCP%20Guidelines_Public_Comment_Draft.pdf#page=18.
SALC Goals and Objectives are available at https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Documents/FY20-21%20SALCP%20Guidelines_Public_Comment_Draft.pdf#page=5.
These Guidelines prioritize projects that:
GrantWatch ID#: 152896
There is no maximum award for Acquisition grants.
All projects awarded funding are eligible to receive up to $10,000, in addition to the funding toward the acquisition and associated costs, to develop a management plan for the property, or up to $20,000 to develop a carbon farm plan for the property.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applicants must submit the entire application to the Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Conservation
Division of Land Resource Protection
Virginia Jameson, Program Manager
APPENDIX H – Priority Populations-Important Farmland Map: https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Documents/FY20-21%20SALCP%20Guidelines_Public_Comment_Draft.pdf#page=88
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