To protect critical agricultural lands, to support infill & compact development, and to avoid increases in the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the conversion of agricultural land to non-agricultural uses. Planning grants support the development of local and regional land use policies and economic development strategies to protect these agricultural lands.
The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program supports the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals by making strategic investments to protect agricultural lands. Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Planning Grants support the development and implementation of plans for the protection of agricultural land at risk of conversion to non-agricultural uses, maintaining the economic viability of the region’s agricultural lands, and developing the economic viability of regional food systems and infrastructure to support the production, aggregation, processing and distribution of agricultural products.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Eligible Applicants, Land Use Planning grants:CitiesCountiesCalifornia Native American TribesCouncils of GovernmentGroundwater Sustainability AgenciesLAFCOsRegional Transportation Planning AgenciesSpecial Districts with land use or transportation authorityRCDs, special districts, academic institutions, land trusts and other ag non-profit organizations may apply if they partner with an entity listed above. See Guidelines for more details.
State of California
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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