Enhance the Coachella Valley's capacity to respond to climate change, provide equitable access to outdoor recreation for all communities and improve natural resource management.
The grants seek to invest in the local conservation community by creating new programs or developing organizational or agency capacity to enhance desert resilience to climate change and foster conservation of the desert as a carbon sink; promote equity in access to outdoor recreation throughout the Valley; or improve natural resources management on existing conservation lands.
Applications that represent a sustainable investment, incubate local expertise and capacity and serve historically underserved and economically disadvantage communities are especially encouraged.
Grants should be for projects of up to 24 months, and grant requests should range from $100,000- - $400,000.
Local governments, tribes and nonprofits are eligible to apply.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Within, or serving, the Coachella Valley or its surrounding mountains.
Matching Funding Requirement:
There is no minimum match, but applications that leverage other funds will be preferred.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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