Climate Resilience and Community Access Grant Program

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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.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

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.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
March 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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.
$100,000 – $400,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another 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:

The funding was provided by the state as part of its goal to support climate resiliency and community access to recreation.

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:

Funding will be provided quarterly in advance upon request.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Jim Karpiak, 1-760-776-5026,