Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program: Proposition 1 & Proposition 68 Grant Program

State of California: Sierra Nevada Conservancy

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Grant amount: Up to US $500,000

Next anticipated deadline: Jul 18, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jul 25, 2019 5:00pm PDT (Pre proposal), Oct 1, 2019 5:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Applicants must request a Pre-Application for each project no later than the 'letter of inquiry' deadline above to assure the process can be completed by the deadline.

The Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) is a coordinated, integrated, collaborative program to restore the health of California's primary watershed through increased investment, needed policy changes, and increased infrastructure. This comprehensive effort is organized and coordinated by the SNC in close partnership with other federal, state, and local agencies, as well as diverse stakeholders, and aims to increase the pace and scale of restoration in the region. 

Competitive Grant Program

The focus of this Grant program is on forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits, consistent with the following purposes: 

  • Implement fuel treatment projects to reduce wildfire risks, protect watersheds tributary to water storage facilities, and promote watershed health. 
  • Protect and restore rural and urban watershed health to improve watershed storage capacity, forest health, protection of life and property, and greenhouse gas reduction. 
  • Implement watershed adaptation projects to reduce the impacts of climate changes on California's communities and ecosystems. 

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