- The California Fire Safe Council State Fire Assistance Grant Program (due April 14) supports fire-risk-reduction activities by landowners and residents in at-risk communities.
- The CA Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (due April 15) funds implementation or design projects that restore, enhance, or protect salmonid habitat in anadromous watersheds, or projects that support implementation activities through planning, outreach, and/or education.
- The CA State Parks Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program (due April 15) seeks to prevent California waterways from infestation from quagga and zebra mussels through planning, inspections, decontamination, education, and signage projects.
- The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance National Forest System Trail Stewardship Partner Funding Program (due April 15) provides funding for trail maintenance work on National Forest System trails.
- The USDA Rural Energy Pilot Program (letters of intent due April 19) assists rural energy community partnerships with planning, installing, equipping, and maintaining community-scale, renewable-energy technologies.
- USDA Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (due April 19) help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities, and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities, and community- and economic-development projects in rural areas.
- The First Nations Development Institute: Green Jobs in Indian Country Grant Opportunity (due April 20) funds early-stage projects and programs focused on green-job development in Native communities in response to climate change.
- The CA Strategic Grown Council Transformative Climate Community Grants (due April 22) provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities by supporting the development and implementation of transformative climate community plans that include multiple coordinated greenhouse-gas-reduction projects.
- The Network for Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund (due April 22) makes strategic investments in the collaborative infrastructure and coordination capacity of place-based, community-grounded Landscape Conservation Partnerships, including those that are led by Indigenous Peoples, organizations, and communities.
- The CA Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (due April 29) supports the abatement, removal, storage, and/or disposal of abandoned, wrecked, or dismantled vessels, as well as any partially submerged objects.
- The CA DBW Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment Grant Program (due April 29) provides funding for local government agencies to purchase necessary boating-safety and law-enforcement equipment.
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation: Hart Family Fund for Small Towns Grants Program (due May 2) provides seed money for preservation projects in Main Street America small towns.
- The CAL FIRE Rural Fire Capacity Grant Program (due May 4) provides local and rural fire departments with minor firefighting, communications, and safety equipment, as well as training for volunteer firefighters.
- The Sierra Nevada Conservancy Strategic Land Conservation Grant Program (due May 6) supports planning and implementation of land conservation to provide access and to protect lands threatened by conversion or providing critical resilience to climate change.
- The Sierra Nevada Conservancy Vibrant Recreation and Tourism Grant Program (due May 6) supports planning and implementation for sustainable recreation and tourism and increased access to public lands in the Sierra Nevada region.
- The USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program (due May 16) provides capacity building, training, and technical assistance funding to expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products.
- The USDA Local Food Promotion Program (due May 16) helps expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer-to-consumer marketing.
- USDA Regional Food System Partnership Grants (due May 16) support partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems.
- The US Department of Transportation National Scenic Byway Discretionary Grants Program (due May 16) funds design, development, and construction activities related to National Scenic Byways.
- The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples: Land, Water, and Climate (due June 7) supports traditional land and water stewardship and life systems practices of federally recognized tribal nations and Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations.
- The Caltrans Active Transportation Program (due June 15) encourages increased use of active modes of transportation, such as walking and bicycling, by funding planning and projects.
- The US Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grants (due June 24) provide technical and financial assistance to tribes for the development and implementation of programs that benefit fish and wildlife and their habitat.
- The CDFW California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program (due June 30) funds coordinated conservation efforts aimed at protecting and restoring California’s riparian ecosystems.
- The CAL FIRE Business and Workforce Development Grant Program (rolling) supports a diverse set of business and workforce projects, including research and development.
- The USDA Emergency Watershed Protection Program (rolling) offers technical and financial assistance to help local communities mitigate imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural occurrences that impair a watershed.
- The California Wildlife Conservation Board Land Acquisition Program (rolling) provides funding to acquire property for conservation use.
New Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Grant Programs
SNC has two new grant programs that focus on protecting lands and boosting local economies. The Strategic Land Conservation Directed Grant Program conserves lands through the planning and implementation of fee title and conservation easement acquisitions. The Vibrant Recreation and Tourism Directed Grant Program supports efforts to enhance and develop sustainable recreation and tourism opportunities and to increase access to public lands in the Sierra Nevada region. All projects must be developed in collaboration with SNC. Concept proposals are due by May 6, 2022.
Grant-Writing Workshops are available to help build the capacity of organizations that serve the Sierra Nevada region. Workshops are now available as online webinars. Contact your SNC Area Representative to organize or attend a workshop.
More Information and Assistance
Consult with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general funding development strategies. Contact your SNC Area Representative to set up a meeting with the Funding Team.