California Farmland Conservancy Program

Portal ID:
3027
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

 

The California Farmland Conservancy Program seeks to encourage the long-term, private stewardship of agricultural lands through planning and the voluntary use of agricultural conservation easements. The CFCP provides grant funding for easement and planning projects that support agricultural land conservation statewide.

Description:

 

The California Farmland Conservancy Program seeks to encourage the long-term, private stewardship of agricultural lands through planning, the voluntary use of agricultural conservation easements and improvements on the property that make agricultural more valuable. The CFCP provides grant funding for easement, planning and improvement projects that support agricultural land conservation statewide.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Eligible Geographies:

State of California

Matching Funding Requirement:

Must provide at least 5% of the value of the grant or a landowner donation of not less than 10% of the fair market value of the easement. Combinations of donations and match must be at least 10% of the value of the easement. Up to 50% of the stewardship endowment contribution may be applied toward the match requirement.

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.
June 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.
$7,000,000
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.
6
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.
Yes ( see Description for details )
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.
5%
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:

Propositions 68, 40, and 12

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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Easement Acquisition Costs

How to Apply

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

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