Coachella Valley Proposition 68 Parks, Conservation Land Access and Climate Change Response Grant Program

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The program makes grants to expand recreational and educational use of conservation lands and improve sustainability in the Coachella Valley.


Awards are made projects that enhance park facilities or recreational improvements that expand public access to conservation land or reduce environmental impacts that cause climate change.   Applications are accepted on a continuous basis using a pre application form available from the Conservancy.  Upon submission of the preapplication form, the applicant meets with Conservancy staff for a pre application consultation, after which the application can be submitted.   Further details about the application procedure are available in the Proposition 68 Grant program Guidelines available on the Conservancy's website.

Projects that primarily serve several economically disadvantaged communities (SDAC) with median incomes of less than 60% of the statewide median receive priority;   projects that serve disadvantaged communities with median incomes above 60% but less than 80% of the statewide median, or that serve areas that are underserved by outdoor recreational amenities, receive addition points in the scoring process.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

Within the Conservancy's territorial jurisdiction.

Matching Funding Requirement:

While there is no minimum match required, applications are strongly encouraged to provide matching funds and receive additional points in the scoring process for doing so.   Most projects funded so far have provided at least 20% in matching funds.

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.
Rolling basis
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
As funding permits

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.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
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 program is funded by Proposition 68.

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)

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Jim Karpiak, 1-760-776-9698,