- The CA Department of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Habitat Restoration Grant Program (due April 13) supports projects that restore, enhance, and protect anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds.
- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund (pre-proposals due April 15) advances pollinator conservation by protecting, conserving, and increasing habitat for the monarch butterfly and other native insect pollinators.
- The NFWF—Walmart Acres for America Program (due April 15) conserves critical habitats for birds, fish, plants, and wildlife; provides access for people to enjoy the outdoors; and ensures the future of local economies that depend on forestry, ranching, and recreation.
- The USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Program (due April 22) supports education and training activities in food and agricultural science career pathways.
- The National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Grant Program (due April 22) supports small arts organizations that reach underserved populations, including those that have limited access because of geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
- The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Climate Resilience Grants (due April 23) provide funding for federally recognized Tribes to build climate resilience through leadership engagement, delivery of data and tools, training, and tribal capacity building.
- The USDA Conservation Innovation Grant—California (due April 23) supports the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in agricultural production.
- The Network for Landscape Conservation’s Conservation Catalyst Fund (due April 23) makes strategic investments in strengthening the collaborative capacity and processes of place-based, community-grounded Landscape Conservation Partnerships, particularly those led by Indigenous peoples, organizations, and communities.
- The FairWays Foundation Grants (due April 30) support conservation, stewardship, and education projects, particularly those focused on golfing facilities.
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange—Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (due April 30) funds the removal of abandoned recreational vessels and marine debris.
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program (due April 30) supports preventive plans that help protect California’s reservoirs from mussel infestations.
- Conservation Alliance Grants (due May 1) protect threatened wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreational value.
- The Fund for Wild Nature grant program (due May 1) supports campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity.
- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Recreation and Visitor Services Program (due May 3) assists partners in implementing a variety of recreational program improvements.
- The BLM California Plant Conservation and Restoration Management Program (due May 3) funds a variety of conservation and restoration work, including restoration, improvement, and threat reduction to habitat, native plant research and monitoring, and public education.
- The CAL FIRE Rural Capacity Grant Program (due May 4) assists rural fire departments in upgrading their capability to organize, equip, and train in wildfire and structural fire prevention and suppression.
- The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (due May 4) fights food insecurity by supporting projects that promote the self-sufficiency of low-income communities.
- The BLM Historic Preservation Fund—Tribal Heritage Grants (due May 5) provide funding to federally recognized Tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects including traditional skills, oral history, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices.
- The BLM Headquarters National Wildlife Resource Management Program (due May 7) helps partners conserve and restore habitats to support wildlife and wildlife uses under a shared conservation stewardship approach.
- The BLM Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Program (due May 8) provides modest funding for aquatic habitat management activities, including increasing local capacity and providing forums for enhanced communication among diverse stakeholder groups.
- The National Park Service Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program (due May 12) supports the rehabilitation of historic properties of significance at the national, state, and local level in order to foster economic development of rural communities.
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Office of Historic Preservation Certified Local Government Program (due May 14) encourages the direct participation of local governments in the identification, evaluation, registration, and preservation of historic properties.
- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (due May 14) supports the cleanup and remediation of environmental damage in watersheds affected by cannabis cultivation.
- CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants (due May 19) fund restoration and reforestation activities aimed at providing for more resilient forests while also mitigating climate change, protecting communities from fire risk, strengthening rural economies, and improving California’s water & air. This solicitation also includes Forest Legacy and Forest Health Research projects.
- CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grants (due May 19) provide funding for local projects and activities that address the risk of wildfire, reduce wildfire potential, and increase community resiliency.
- The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) Federal Lands Access Program (due May 27) improves transportation facilities that will provide access to, and are adjacent to, federal lands.
- The USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program—Alternative Funding Arrangement (due May 28) provides funding for partners to engage with landowners to implement conservation practices on agricultural and nonindustrial private forest lands.
- The National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program (due June 9) supports results-oriented, on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests.
- The US Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grant Program (due June 18) supports activities and programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, including species of Native American cultural or traditional importance.
- The Community Heart and Soul Seed Grant Program (rolling) helps small cities and towns move toward a brighter, more prosperous future by engaging residents in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it.
California Grants Portal
The California State Library is excited to announce the launch of the California Grants Portal, a single website to find all state grant and loan opportunities offered on a first-come or competitive basis.
Sierra Nevada Conservancy Grants
We issue grants to public agencies, nonprofits, and eligible tribes for projects that restore, protect, and enhance Sierra Nevada watersheds and communities. These grants are awarded under three separate programs: Forest & Watershed Health, Resilient Sierra Nevada Communities, and Vibrant Recreation & Tourism. Proposals are accepted on a continuous basis and will be considered on a quarterly cycle, starting July 2020.
Grant Writing Workshops
Grant Writing Workshops are available to help build the capacity of organizations that serve the Sierra Nevada Region. Workshops are now available as an online webinar. Contact your SNC Area Representative to organize or attend a workshop.
More Information & Assistance
Consult with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general fund development strategies. Contact your SNC Area Representative to set up a meeting with the Funding Team.