2021 Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) Local Assistance Grant Program

Portal ID:
4948
Status:
Closed (15 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The Natural Community Conservation Planning Local Assistance Grant (NCCP LAG) Program was created to assist local public and non-profit entities in the implementation of Natural Community Conservation Plans (NCCPs) throughout California. CDFW offers NCCP LAGs to eligible Applicants on an annual basis for the highest priority tasks needed to implement NCCPs.

Description:

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks proposals for highest priority projects associated with NCCP implementation. The intention of this Proposal Solicitation Package is to solicit proposals of the highest quality that are consistent with the goals of the NCCP Program. To help achieve this intention, this Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) provides guidance on Applicant eligibility, the grant process and deadlines, and application and submission procedures.

Eligible Applicants are Implementing Entities (IEs) that are implementing a CDFW-approved NCCP as or will be implementing an NCCP within 12 months of the release of this Proposal Solicitation Package. Public agencies, tribes, and non-profit organizations that have an interest in assisting with the implementation of Eligible Projects are also eligible.

Proposals must address the highest priority tasks associated with the implementation of approved NCCPs or NCCPs that are likely to be approved by (date to be determined). Routine, on-going management activities are not eligible. Please refer to the following website for projects previously funded by the NCCP LAG Program: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Planning/NCCP/Grant-Funded-Projects.

Important:  Projects legally required as mitigation by a regulatory agency as a condition for a permit are not eligible for funding under this grant program.  However, a project that is additive to any required mitigation and addresses a high-priority task for implementation of the NCCP is eligible for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Applicants include Implementing Entities (IEs) that are implementing a CDFW-approved NCCP as or will be implementing an NCCP within 12 months of the release of this Proposal Solicitation Package. Public agencies, tribes, and non-profit organizations that have an interest in assisting with the implementation of Eligible Projects are also eligible.

Eligible Geographies:

Proposals must address the highest priority tasks associated with the implementation of approved NCCPs or NCCPs that are likely to be approved within 12 months.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
September 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$2,576,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Funding for the NCCP LAG Program varies from year to year, with recent funding of $576,000 per year. However, this year up to $2 million in additional funding will be available from Proposition 68 funds specifically for restoration projects. The NCCP LAG Program funding is dependent on the availability of State funds and approval of the Budget Act each fiscal year.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The grantee sends invoices to CDFW.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Sara Kern, 1-916-531-4465, NCCP@wildlife.ca.gov