The California Conservation Corps collaborates with public agencies and non-profit partners to improve forest health and conserve natural resources. Trained Corpsmembers conduct fuel reduction, reforestation, wetland restoration, urban forestry, and urban greening projects. Funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund enables the California Conservation Corps to offer these services at an economical rate. With 19 locations statewide, the California Conservation Corps accepts requests for service on a rolling basis.
Communities are invited to apply for a new round of planning assistance from Local Foods, Local Places. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 30, 2019.
Local Foods, Local Places helps communities revitalize neighborhoods through development of local food systems. In 2018, the program was supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Northern Border Regional Commission.
Local Foods, Local Places aims to support projects that do all of the following:
California ReLeaf has released a Request for Proposals for the 2019 Social Equity Forest Improvement Grant Program, with $300,000 in funding for tree planting projects across California. Applications are due no later than Sunday, October 13, 2019.
Technical assistance in the form of hands-on application assistance to farmers and ranchers is critical to the success of CDFA’s Climate Smart Agriculture programs including the Healthy Soils Program (HSP), the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) and the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). One-on-one technical assistance improves accessibility of incentive funding to agricultural operations that otherwise may not have the resources or technical expertise to complete the application process, and implement the CSA programs incentivized practices.
The Nature Conservancy is announcing a request for proposals for two additional rounds of grant funding for projects with potential to substantially increase the use of natural climate solutions through the U.S. Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator program. This grant-funding program is focused on helping kick-start innovative and scalable approaches to capturing greenhouse gas emissions by using natural and working lands in the United States.
The Air Grants Program's aim is to provide support for community-based organizations to participate in the AB 617 process, and to build capacity to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions in their communities.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) will distribute Proposition 68 funds via multiple solicitations. The DOC has released the final Proposition 68 Guidelines, Solicitation Notice and Application for Land Trust Capacity and Project Development Grants, and Solicitation Notice and Application for Local and Regional Planning Grants.
This year the Institute for Sustainable Communities is growing the Partnership for Resilient Communities with a new round of funding that will allow us to add additional partners to the program’s cohort. This round of the PRC will include a six-month planning phase and a two-year implementation phase. This request for proposals is seeking 6-8 organizations to participate in the six-month planning phase, which will prepare them to advocate for and implement equitable climate resilience projects in their communities.
A successful matching grant program, Partners for Places creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations.