California Water Plan eNews – 7/12/17

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • New documents posted for two California Water Plan Update 2018 workshops
  • Drought preparedness workshops set for August in Southern California
  • Caltrans water quality efforts to be discussed during next STORMS seminar
  • Annual report covers accomplishments by the Strategic Growth Council
  • California headwater issues in the spotlight at Sierra Water Workgroup summit
  • S. Forest Service provides preview of new plan for Inyo National Forest
  • Webinar series looks at climate change as a public health issue

SNC Funding Opportunities Newsletter – August-September 2017

Sierra Nevada Conservancy


August – September 2017

Upcoming Grants that Might be of Interest:

  • The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment: Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund (due August 1) provides modest general support grants to small grassroots organizations that address tough environmental problems such as sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental degradation of rivers and wild places, and environmental health.
  • The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (due August 1) seeks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by making strategic investments that will protect agricultural lands from conversion to residential development.
  • The Wildlife Conservation Board’s Streamflow Enhancement Program (due August 31) funds projects that enhance the amount, timing and/or quality of water available for anadromous fish, and special status species; or provide resilience to climate change.
  • Schwemm Family Foundation Grants (due August 31) seek to sustain and protect resilient, local ecosystems and related biodiversity by focusing on proactive conservation, comprehensive restoration, and related education efforts.
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy Watershed Improvement Program grants (pre-proposals due September 1) support forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits.
  • The Wildlife Conservation Board’s Public Access Grant Program (due September 15) provides funding for projects that improve access to hunting, fishing, and other wildlife-oriented recreational opportunities, such as fishing piers, trails, interpretive signage, parking and restrooms, etc.
  • The CA State Parks Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program (due September 1) helps fund outdoor environmental education facilities, such as public outdoor structures and exhibits.
  • The US Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grant Program (due September 1) funds programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, particularly species of tribal cultural or traditional importance.
  • The Polaris Industries R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program (due September 1) assists national, state, and local organizations in the United States in ensuring the future of ATV riding.
  • The National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town Program: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects” (due September 11) supports creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core.
  • Strong Foundation Grants (due September 15) support environmental and conservation efforts, eco-spirituality, grassroots action, environmental education, capacity building, citizen participation, collaborative efforts, planning and training.
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants (due October 1) support efforts to protect the Earth’s beauty and bounty, create a robust and healthy food system, increase opportunities for outdoor activity, reduce environmental health hazards, and build stronger communities.
  • The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Habitat Conservation Fund grants (due October 2) fund nature interpretation programs that bring urban residents into park and wildlife areas, projects that protect various plant and animal species, and acquisition and development of wildlife corridors and trails.
  • The CAL FIRE State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) and Tree Mortality (TM) grant program (expected to become active in September or October) funds the removal hazardous trees that pose a threat to public health and safety.

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 Area Representative.

Congratulations to the California recipients of this year’s USFS Wood Innovation grants, including the Camptonville Community Partnership, the Plumas Unified School District, and the Town of Mammoth Lakes, all of which received funding for bioenergy project planning and development.

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 Area Representative.

Grant Research Memos on a variety of topics are available on the SNC website under Other Funding Opportunities.