Forest Conservation Program 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice

Portal ID:
Closed (39 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:



The Program is seeking proposals for climate adaptation and resiliency projects that protect, restore, and improve upper watershed lands in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains, including forest lands, meadows, wetlands, chaparral, and riparian habitat.


WCB anticipates awarding up to $18 million in grants selected through this PSN, and funds must be expended by March 31, 2026. The minimum grant amount requested from WCB should be no less than $100,000. The Program allows for the following types of projects: 

Priority 1:

-Restoration of degraded montane meadows and streams

-Reforestation and post-fire habitat recovery

-Restoration of aspen stands

-Acquisitions that protect meadow habitat, migration corridors, or habitat connectivity

Priority 2:

-Road improvements benefiting sensitive environmental resources

-Hazardous fuels reduction (mechanical thinning, prescribed burning) benefiting forest health, wildlife corridors, etc.

Please see the announcement on WCB’s website for the full PSN document, application form, and more information. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies (federal, state, and local) are eligible.

Eligible Geographies:

Projects must be located within the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains in California. An interactive map can be viewed on the Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS).

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.
February 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
March 31, 2026

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
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:

WCB may provide advance funds for planning and implementation projects that serve Disadvantaged Communities. After grant execution, grantee may request a single Advance of up to 25% of the grant award. WCB shall disburse the remainder of the grant award in arrears.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Judah Grossman, 1-916-926-8829,