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Funding Opportunities — Winter 18-19 Edition

 

Funder

Description

Amount

Deadline to Apply

Regional Forest and Fire Capacity The Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program seeks to increase regional capacity to prioritize, develop, and implement projects that improve forest health and fire resilience, facilitate greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and increase carbon sequestration in forests throughout California.  Block grants will be utilized by recipients to support regional implementation of landscape-level forest health projects consistent with the California Forest Carbon Plan and Executive Order B-52-18. Learn more here $20 million Public comment on guidlines do by February 8th
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
 
The Cosco Busan Trustee Council, comprised of representatives of the Department of the Interior (“DOI”), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”), CDFW and CSLC, oversees and manages the use of monies recovered for impacts to the public's natural resources, including final selection of projects and oversight of project implementation.  CDFW and CSLC will coordinate the final selection of projects under the Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement - Recreational Grant Use Program with DOI and NOAA.  $1.0 million Pre-Proposals are due by February 11, 2019
Environmental Protection Agency The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. The program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. Environmental Justice Small Grants fund projects up to $30,000, depending on the availability of funds in a given year. All projects are associated with at least one qualified environmental statute. Learn more here Up to $30, 000 February 15, 2019
Coastal Conservancy The California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) seeks partners for joint applications for coastal wetlands acquisition and/or restoration projects on the California coast or in San Francisco Bay to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 round of the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) National Coastal Wetlands Conservation (NCWC) Grant Program. Only designated state agencies, including the Conservancy, are eligible to apply for NCWC grants. However, the Conservancy can work in partnership with state and local agencies, tribes, and certain non-profits to develop and submit NCWC proposals. The Conservancy can pass through NCWC grant funds to its partners to implement projects. While federal agencies can’t receive NCWC grant funds, NCWC-funded projects can be implemented on federal lands. Learn more here. $1.0 million February 21, 2019
Coastal Conservancy
The State Coastal Conservancy, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), is pleased to issue a call for proposals focused on the Bay Area’s Priority Conservation Areas (PCA) designated under Plan Bay Area 2040. The PCA Grant Program provides funding to cities, counties, park districts, utility districts and other agencies and non-profits to acquire, enhance, or improve areas designated as conservation priorities. Learn more here.
$100,000-1.0 million February 25, 2019

California Natural Resources Agency

The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting concept proposals for the Urban Greening Program. Applicants submitting the most competitive proposals will be invited to participate in the next level of the competitive process, anticipated Spring 2019. Learn more here.

$19.0 million

January 8, 2019 - February 28, 2019

Cornell Cornell Lab's Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative - Funding for bird conservation on private lands. Three grants at $5,000 and three at $20,000. Learn more here. Varies. March 1, 2019
Ocean Protection Council OPC's latest grant solicitation is now open! OPC’s priority issue areas for Proposition 1 funding are:

• marine managed areas;
• coastal and ocean water quality impacts;
• fisheries; and
• climate change adaptation

Proposition 1 projects must provide long-term benefits in at least one of the priority issue areas.

Visit the OPC Proposition 1 webpage for all details, including the Grant Solicitation, Grant Guidelines, Grant Guidance, and all forms and templates:
http://www.opc.ca.gov/2015/05/prop1/
$30 million March 18, 2019
California State Coastal Conservancy The California State Coastal Conservancy seeks partners for joint applications for coastal wetlands acquisition and/or restoration projects on the California coast or in San Francisco Bay to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 round of the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) National Coastal Wetlands Conservation (NCWC) Grant Program. Learn more here $1 million March 21, 2019
California State Coastal Conservancy The California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) announces the availability of a third round of funding through its Advancing Nature-Based Adaptation Solutions grant program for Marin County. These grants are made possible by funding from the Buck Family Fund of the Marin Community Foundation to address the impacts of climate change, specifically sea level rise, particularly on low-income communities and other underserved populations in Marin County. Learn more here. $900,000 is available. Grants are expected between $50,000 - $200,000.  April 1, 2019
California State Coastal Conservancy The State Coastal Conservancy announces the availability of grants to public agencies, tribes and nonprofit organizations for programs that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to “Explore the Coast.” The purpose of this grant program is to help more people to explore California’s spectacular coast. Explore the Coast seeks to increase recreational, educational, or stewardship opportunities particularly for people and communities that may face challenges getting to or enjoying the coast. Learn more here. Approximately $800,000 will be awarded in this grant round. There is no minimum grant amount; the anticipated maximum grant amount is $50,000 April 8, 2019
California State Coastal Conservancy The State Coastal Conservancy announces the availability of grants to public agencies, federally-recognized tribes, and certain nonprofit organizations for acquiring beach wheelchairs that will be provided free of charge for public use. The purpose of this grant program is to help more people explore California’s spectacular coast. Beach wheelchairs increase recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities, seniors, and others who have difficulty physically accessing the beach. Learn more here. Approximately $100,000 will be awarded in this grant round. The anticipated minimum grant award is $5,000 and the maximum anticipated grant amount is $20,000. April 8, 2019
California State Coastal Conservancy

The State Coastal Conservancy announces a new Proposition 1 Grant Solicitation.  Conservancy Proposition 1 grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include:

  • water sustainability improvements,
  • anadromous fish habitat enhancement,
  • wetland restoration and
  • urban greening.

Learn more here.

Total allocation of $100,500,000 April 30, 2019
U.S. Forest Service US Forest Service's Citizen Science Competitive Funding Program - Funding for citizen science projects involving Forest Service and their Partners. Funding of projects up to $25,000, up to $200,000 total available. Learn more here. Varies TBA
California State Coastal Conservancy

The State Coastal Conservancy and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission have announced the availability of Prop 12 grant funds for projects that advance the goals and priorities of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Conservancy has awarded all remaining grant funds, approximately $6.9 million. Grantees must be ready and able to complete projects by March 2022. The full description of eligibility and priority criteria, grant award process and additional information are included in the proposal solicitation. The proposal solicitation and grant application are posted here.

There is no established minimum grant amount. The maximum will depend on the amount of available funds remaining at the time of the application.

Rolling.