SNC Funding Opportunities Newsletter July/August 2021

Upcoming Grants
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
The National Environmental Education Foundation: National Public Lands Day Highlighted Site Sponsorship Program (due July 12) provides $1,000 to support virtual, in-person, or hybrid National Public Lands Day events (September 25, 2021) that highlight the diversity of public lands and people.  
CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Education and Workforce Development Grants (concept proposals due July 14) support the development of programs to educate, train, and/or employ people in urban forestry or a closely related field.  
CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Grants (due July 19) advance the development of sustainable urban and community forests in California by supporting urban forest expansion, management, education, and workforce development.  
The USDA Conservation Innovation Grant Program (due July 19) supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands.  
California Humanities Foundation: American Rescue Plan Relief Grants (due July 21) assist public humanities organizations and cultural institutions in preventing, responding to, and recovering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic by funding capacity-building project support.  
AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants (due July 23) support projects that engage AmeriCorps members in interventions and practices to strengthen communities.  
The National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town Program (due August 5) supports projects that strengthen communities by linking arts, culture, and design activities with local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.  
The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC): Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) (due August 13) helps schools and libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency by supplying internet access and devices, including laptops and tablet computers.  
The Campbell Foundation: Pacific Grant Program (due August 31) funds grants related to water quality, land-sea connections, and protection of special places.  
The CA Wildlife Conservation Board’s Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (rolling) provides funding for habitat restoration and wildlife corridors.  
The Honor the Earth Foundation Native Communities Program (rolling) provides funding to indigenous-led nonprofit organizations and groups working to increase indigenous communities’ capacity to adapt to climate change in ways that preserve and restore indigenous cultures.  
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment: California Wildlands Rapid Response Fund (rolling) provides immediate support for urgent opportunities to protect and defend California’s federal public lands under imminent threat.  
The Terry Ferrell Firefighters Fund Grants (rolling) assist firefighters and families with financial, educational, and medical support, and provide equipment donations for fire departments in need.  
The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Program (rolling) provides a full-time team of Americorps NCCC members and one team leader to assist sponsoring organizations in addressing disaster preparedness, environmental stewardship, and other community needs.  
The Pollination Project Daily Grants Program (rolling) provides seed grants of $1,000 to individuals and groups for early-stage ideas and projects that contribute to the creation of a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world for all.

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 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.