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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

CA Dept. of Conservation - Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program.

Opportunity Title:

Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC)


The California Strategic Growth Council approved the Guidelines at its April 28th meeting. SALC invites applications for projects that protect agricultural land and reduce greenhouse gases. Funding is available to cities, counties, Native American tribes, land trusts, and other governmental and non-profit entities.

Projects funded through SGC’s Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC) help encourage infill, strengthen the agricultural economy, and help California meet its climate change goals.


Cities, counties, non-profit organizations, resource conservation districts, regional park or open-space districts, regional park or open-space authorities, and federally recognized California Native American tribe or a non-federally recognized California Native American tribe that is on the contact list maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission, are eligible to apply for capacity funding. Non-profit applicants must have the conservation of agriculture, rangeland, or farmland among their stated purposes, as is prescribed by statute, or as expressed in the entity's adopted policies.

Maximum Award:


Application Deadline:

Acquisition Pre-proposal due: June 15, 2022 Planning Pre-proposal due: July 1, 2022

Determination of available funding: September 2022

Capacity applications due: August 8, 2022

Acquisition and Planning Applications due: September 9, 2022

Workshop Information:

Interested in submitting an application for a SALC acquisition grant? Pre-proposals are required and this workshop will help you prepare yours. Join us for this online workshop to learn more about the pre-proposal and application process.

Thursday May 12

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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