Permanently protect croplands, rangelands, and lands utilized for the cultivation of traditional resources from conversion to non-agricultural uses. Protecting these lands promotes smart growth within existing jurisdictions, ensures open space remains available, and supports healthy agricultural and tribal food systems, and resulting food security.
Please note: pre-proposals are required, deadline for submittal is June 15, 2022
The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC) supports the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals by making strategic investments to protect agricultural lands. Agricultural Conservation Acquisitions provide funding to leverage the protection of strategically located, highly productive, and critically threatened agricultural land, via the purchase of permanent agricultural conservation easements and fee title purchases.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Eligible Applicants: Agricultural Conservation Acquisition Grants
· California Native American Tribes
· Nonprofit Organizations
· Resource Conservation Districts
· Regional Park or Open-Space Districts or Authorities
State of California
Matching Funding Requirement:
Must provide at least 25% of the easement value as match.
Applicants may apply for 100% funding for acquisition projects that: provide Priority Population benefits; that have tribe or tribal non-profit as applicant or co-applicant; or provide secure tenure to socially disadvantaged ranchers and farmers. Refer to the SALC Guidelines for more details.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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