Funding Opportunities Newsletter
April & May 2020
- The Wildlife Conservation Board Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (pre-applications due April 7) funds planning, technical assistance, and conservation easements that facilitate wildlife adaptation to projected climate impacts.
- The Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund Grants (pre-proposals due April 8) support projects that implement science-driven, on-the-ground actions that assist wildlife and ecosystems to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale.
- The North Face Explore Fund (due April 8) supports projects that support under-represented communities in outdoor adventures and protect wild places by engaging communities in environmental work and creating connections between people and land.
- The National Endowment for the Arts: Challenge America Grants (due April 9) provide funding for professional arts programming and projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development, with a focus on underserved populations.
- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Forest Land Anadromous Restoration Program (due April 14) supports projects that restore, enhance, and protect anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds.
- California Department of Food and Ag Healthy Soils Program Demonstration Grants (due April 23) fund on-farm demonstration projects that showcase conservation management practices, mitigate GHG emissions, and increase soil health.
- Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council Grants (concept applications due April 27) fund habitat restoration, trails improvement, and other enhancements of PG&E watershed lands.
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California: Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance Program Activities (due April 28) support fuels management and community fire assistance program activities to reduce the risk and impact of catastrophic wildfires through coordination, reducing the amount of hazardous fuels, and landowner education.
- CALFIRE’s Proposition 68 Wildfire Resilience and Forestry Assistance Grant (due April 30) funds projects that provide financial and technical assistance to private, non-industrial landowners regarding the ecological restoration of forests.
- The CA Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) California Climate Investments Urban Greening Program (originally due May 1, but currently postponed) supports the development of green infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide multiple benefits, including environmental and health benefits, as well as community revitalization.
- California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program (applications accepted March 23 – May 1) provides planning, assessment, and implementation grants to prevent the spread of mussel infestation.
- The US Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grants (due May 4) help federally recognized tribes engage in fish and wildlife conservation efforts on their lands.
- AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants (due May 6) fund community-service programs for tribes and tribal organizations.
- The Bureau of Indian Affairs National Tribal Broadband Grant (due May 8) provides funding for Indian tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet.
- The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grants (due May 11) fund museums, educational programs, and wildlife/environmental protection programs.
- The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Local Food Promotion Program (due May 11) supports local and regional food-business enterprises that develop value-added products and engage as intermediaries in indirect producer-to-consumer marketing.
- The USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program (due May 11) funds projects that assist direct producer-to-consumer markets for locally produced agricultural products, such as farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, and agritourism activities.
- The USDA Rural Community Development Program (due May 13) makes grants to intermediary organizations that provide technical and financial assistance to rural communities, helping them develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities, or community and economic development projects.
- The US National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants (due May 15) fund digital infrastructure and capital projects that help institutions secure and sustain their core humanities activities for the long term.
- The CA Strategic Growth Council’s Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program (due May 22) provides funds for California tribes to conduct planning to identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access, and advance climate adaptation and resiliency on tribal lands and in tribal communities.
- The Caltrans Active Transportation Program (due June 15) provides grants to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as walking and biking.
- BLM California: Threatened and Endangered Species Grants (rolling) develop knowledge and provide for the protection of rare and threatened species and restore and enhance their habitats.
- California Department of Food and Ag Healthy Soils Program Incentives Program (rolling) provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers to implement conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), and improve soil health.
- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (“NFWF”) Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Program (applications currently being accepted) can be used to create, enhance, and restore wetland resources in designated areas, including most of the SNC Region.
Forest Stewardship Workshops
Forest Stewardship Workshops for landowners are scheduled in Mariposa on April 25th, 26th, and May 9th. This workshop series will help landowners develop plans to improve and protect their forest lands in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner. The workshops are being organized by University of California Forest Research and Outreach.
Grant Writing Workshops
Grant Writing Workshops are available to help build the capacity of organizations that serve the Sierra Nevada Region. If you are interested in organizing or attending a workshop, contact your SNC Area Representative.
More Information & Assistance
Your SNC Area Representative can help you set up an individual consultation with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general fund development strategies. To take advantage of this resource, contact your SNC Area Representative.