Announcements and Updates
As approved by the SNC Governing Board in June 2013, SNC's final grant round has been opened with the release of the FY 2013-14 and Grant Application Packet. Approximately $2.5 million from Proposition 84 funds will be awarded to highest benefit projects that comply with Proposition 84 and SNC mission criteria and support the two focus areas of Healthy Forests and Abandoned Mine Lands.
The SNC Governing Board approved the first project of the 2013-14 Grant Round, a $250,000 Healthy Forests project, at the December Board meeting.
Please Note: Applicants will be required to work with a SNC Area Representative to create a project proposal for this grant round. SNC Area Representatives and their contact information are available on the map on the right side of this page. If a project proposal is successful, an invitation to submit a full application will be issued. Project proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis and can be submitted any time after the Grant Guidelines and Grant Application Packet are released, until funds are depleted.
Eligible projects for this grant round include projects that meet Proposition 84 eligibility criteria and SNC mission and program goals. In addition, projects must either
- Improve the health of the forest including reducing the risk of large damaging fires and improving forest stand and habitat conditions, or result in the utilization of forest biomass removed as a part of restoration activities, or
- Contribute to improved water quality and reliability by removing toxins associated with historic abandoned mine lands from waters and waterways and/or preventing them from entering waters and waterways.
Please read the Grant Guidelines thoroughly to determine if your project idea is appropriate for this grant cycle.
Eligible applicants include public agencies, qualifying nonprofit 501(c) (3) organizations and eligible tribal organizations.
For purposes of this grant program, projects on private property must demonstrate a public benefit (protection, restoration or improvement of natural resources) occurring beyond the project property boundaries. Examples include, but are not limited to, improvement in water quality or quantity, fish and wildlife habitat, and air quality. Applicants with questions regarding their project and the assessment of “public benefit” should contact SNC staff for more project-specific information.
General questions regarding SNC's grant program may be directed to the Grants Administration team toll free at (877) 257-1212 or at (530) 823-4670.
To view a map of the grants awarded by the Conservancy, please use this link.