See below for a number of funding opportunities. Visit Sierra CAMP’s Grant Opportunities page for more.
Applications accepted continuously. This program provides grants to assist rural communities that have had a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water. Grant may fund waterline extensions from existing systems, construction of new water lines; repairs to existing systems, construction of new wells, reservoirs, transmission lines, treatment plants, and other water sources. Priority is given to areas with less than 5,000 people, low-income areas, and communities facing imminent decline and shortage of water. Application accepted on a continuing basis.
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy looks to the organizations, agencies, and local governments in the region to help achieve its vision for the future – that the magnificent Sierra Nevada Region enjoys outstanding environmental, economic and social health with vibrant communities and landscapes sustained for future generations. Their monthly funding opportunity newsletter features 11 opportunities for restoration, outdoor recreation development, humanities and wood products markets from funding agencies like US Forest Service, National Forest Foundation, CAL FIRE and many more. Sign up for their newsletter here to get their June-July Funding Opportunities.
SNC Forest Health Project Grant, Watershed Improvement Program
The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 and the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 allocated funding to the Conservancy for a competitive grant program supporting forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits. Request for Pre-Applications due July 18, 2018. Pre-Applications due July 25, 2018. Applications due October 1, 2018.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for wetland restoration projects to provide greenhouse gas benefits under its Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18, $12.75 million is available from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for projects. The recently released Proposal Solicitation Notice focuses on restoration of coastal tidal wetlands, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta wetlands, and mountain meadows, to provide greenhouse gas benefits and other co-benefits. Applications due July 31, 2018.
Through Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects, Reclamation provides assistance to states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other entities with water or power delivery authority to undertake specific small-scale water efficiency projects that have been prioritized through planning efforts led by the applicant. This Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects FOA supports specific small-scale water efficiency projects that have been prioritized through planning efforts led by the applicant. These projects conserve and use water more efficiently; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States. Applications due July 31, 2018.
The California Transportation Commission just released its Cycle 4 Call for Projects for the 2019 Active Transportation Program grant, which was created to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation. Grant applications of up to $5 million will be accepted until July 31. In the meantime, be sure to check out their flash training resource for application assistance. Applications due July 31, 2018.
Grassroots communities of color, low wealth, rural and urban groups are encouraged to apply. This grant program will support projects that help groups move toward their goals by building leadership, increasing capacity and/or providing training and education. A priority of CHEJ’s Small Grants Program is to help grassroots community groups to build their capacity. The program is designed to especially reach people from low wealth communities and communities of color who are impacted by environmental harm. Applications due August 3, 2018.
California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) will be re-opening its $5.45 million grant competition for 2018 Fire Prevention Grants Program for funding for fire prevention education, planning and hazardous fuels reduction projects. The 30 day extension will encourage applicants to utilize CAL FIRE’s 2018 California Climate Investments (CCI ) Fire Prevention grants to meet the match requirement, however all eligible organizations are encouraged to apply. Applications submitted during the first round may be revised or left as-is. For more details, download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Application re-opened from August 1-30, 2018.