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.
The grant application period is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until July 31, 2019. The Department of Conservation has $950,000 available for local and regional planning grants to support the integration of natural and working lands, specifically agricultural lands, into local and regional planning documents. Eligible planning grants will support the development of at least one of the following:
- Climate Action Plan, Natural and Working Lands Component
- Sustainable Communities Strategy, Natural and Working Lands Component
- General Plan, Agricultural Element or Component
- Specific Plan, Agricultural Conservation Priority Plan
- TerraCount Adoption
(TerraCount is a scenario planning tool developed by the Department of Conservation and the Nature Conservancy for use by cities, counties, districts, and other land-use planners and decision-makers.)