Grants and Funding Sources

SNC Region Map

Please click on the map above to find the contact information for the SNC Representative or
Manager in your area.

Hazel Creek Restoration Project

Hazel Creek Restoration Project (Photo Credit: Lynn Campbell)

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy administers multiple grant programs to support Regional Goals identified in the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. These programs are funded through bond acts approved by California voters. Current funding sources include Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 and Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Previous funding sources included Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006.

Strategic Land Conservation Grant Program

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy administers a competitive grant program to permanently protect high-benefit lands that are threatened with conversion, represent unique natural characteristics, or are critical for resilience to climate change. The grant program is funded by Proposition 68.

SNC IS NOW ACCEPTING PRE-APPLICATIONS FOR THE STRATEGIC LAND CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAM

Forest Health Grant Program

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy administers a competitive grant program to support forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits. The grant program is funded by Proposition 1 and Proposition 68.  

SNC will announce a request for Pre-Applications in Summer 2019. Please review the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Grant Guidelines and contact the appropriate SNC Area Representative to discuss potential projects.


 

Resilient Sierra Nevada Communities Grant Program   

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy administers a directed grant program to provide resources for capacity building and technical support to enable local agencies, organizations, and tribes to design, manage, and implement projects that will increase community resiliency against and recovery from natural disasters and ecological and economic challenges. The grant program is funded by Proposition 68.   

Projects must be developed in collaboration with SNC. Please review the Resilient Sierra Nevada Communities Grant Guidelines and contact the appropriate SNC Area Representative to discuss potential projects.


 

Vibrant Recreation and Tourism Grant Program 

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy administers a directed grant program support innovative, collaborative efforts to enhance, promote, and develop sustainable recreation and tourism opportunities and increased access to public lands in the Sierra Nevada Region. The grant program is funded by Proposition 68.  

Projects must be developed in collaboration with SNC. Please review the Vibrant Recreation and Tourism Grant Guidelines (link to guidelines document) and contact the appropriate SNC Area Representative to discuss potential projects.


 


Proposition 84 Grant Program

Using funding from Proposition 84, passed by popular vote in 2006, the SNC has awarded over $51 million for projects that directly improve watershed health, water quality, and community health for the betterment of the people of California.  The SNC Proposition 84 Grant Program page has information on specific projects.

Bob Powers Gateway Preserve (Photo Credit: Mark Schmitt)

Searchable Grants Map  

The Searchable Grants Map will allow you to search for and view details about individual projects for all awarded SNC grants.  

Funding Opportunities for the Sierra Nevada Region  

The SNC also provides information regarding Additional Funding Sources and Incentive Programs relevant to the Sierra Nevada Region.  The page contains resources to identify grants and loans as well as to help organizations develop strategies to move forward with their projects and programs.