This page features climate-related funding databases and funding opportunities that are ongoing or accepting applications on a rolling basis. Updates on one-time or irregular, non-rolling grant opportunities, such as cap-and-trade grant program notices of funding availability, as well as opportunities to provide feedback on state funding guidelines, are provided to Sierra CAMP members on a monthly basis. For more updates, follow us on social media.
CalFIRE Forest Improvement Program
(CFIP) program encourages private and public investment in, and improved management of, California forest lands and resources. This focus of CFIP is to ensure adequate high quality timber supplies, related employment and other economic benefits, and the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of a productive and stable forest resource system for the benefit of present and future generations. Cost-share assistance is provided to private and public ownerships containing 20 to 5,000 acres of forest land. Cost-shared activities include management planning, site preparation, tree purchase and planting, timber stand improvement, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, and land conservation practices. Funding applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
Subject to the availability of funds, this investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act) as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and of wildfires and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017. Applications accepted on a continuing basis.
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. Applications accepted on a continuing basis.
The USDA's ACEP provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits. Under the Agricultural Land Easements component, NRCS helps American Indian tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations protect working agricultural lands and limit non-agricultural uses of the land. Applications are welcomed anytime (with the exception of wetlands reserve easements, as the deadline has passed for this component). Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has created a new guide to help you navigate the funding options for plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It is designed to both help in the prioritization of facilities and in the process of securing funding for the stations and associated infrastructure costs.
The California Air Resources Board's Funding Wizard combs the internet weekly for funding opportunities to help support a sustainable future.
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy provides funding through competitive grant programs funded through California bond measures, such as Propositions 1, 84, and 68.
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy provides grant-writing workshops, research memos, and a monthly funding opportunity newsletter that features 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. View these opportunities and sign up for their newsletter here to receive the monthly update.
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