Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency Grant

Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency

Suggest an update

Deadline: Jul 13, 2020

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration Environmental Conservation

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Government Entity, College / University, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Project / Program

Location of project: Santa Clara County, California

Location of residency: United States

View website    Save


The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency leads the implementation of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan (Habitat Plan). The Habitat Plan is a 50-year regional plan to protect endangered species and natural resources while allowing for future development in Santa Clara County. In 2013 the Habitat Plan was adopted by all local participating agencies and permits were issued from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. It is both a habitat conservation plan and natural community conservation plan, or HCP/NCCP. This planning document:

  • Helps private and public entities plan and conduct projects and activities in ways that lessen impacts on natural resources, including specific threatened and endangered species.
  • Identifies regional lands—called reserves—to be preserved or restored to benefit those species.
  • Describes how reserves will be managed and monitored to ensure that they benefit those species. 

In providing a long-term, coordinated program for habitat restoration and conservation, the Habitat Plan aims to enhance the viability of threatened and endangered species throughout the Santa Clara Valley. The Habitat Agency implements the Habitat Plan and reports compliance to the Wildlife Agencies. 


The types of projects that may be funded is based upon available funds and relevance to Habitat Agency needs. The following list is not all-inclusive, and additional detailed requirements apply to each type of project:

  • Habitat creation, restoration, and enhancement;
  • Species or Natural Community surveys and monitoring;
  • Scientific research that promotes Habitat Plan biological goals and objectives; and
  • Outreach and educational activities specified in the Habitat Plan.

Matching Funds

The Habitat Agency has limited funds. Projects providing 25% or more of the project cost as matching funds may be ranked above those that provide less than 25% matching funds. Matching fund sources may include contributions derived from other available funding sources, program fees, and/or the value of third-party in-kind services (i.e., volunteer and staff services or pro-bono professional services). 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants:
    • Applicants must either be or partnering with:
      • a governmental agency,
      •  a quasi-governmental agency, or
      • non-profit organization.
    • Non-profit and community-based organizations, or their partners, must provide evidence of current 501(c)(3) status at the time of proposal submittal to be eligible for funding through this RFP
  • All eligible projects must advance:


  • Projects providing 25% or more of the project cost as matching funds may be ranked above those that provide less than 25% matching funds.