Wildlife Conservation Board's Lower American River Conservancy Program's Solicitation priorities include improving the quality of water that flows within and into the American River Parkway (Parkway) and the enhancement of interpretive and educational facilities related to the Parkway and its natural, cultural, and historic resources.
The Solicitation has up to $2 million to spend, and funds expended by March 15, 2024. The Program seeks projects that result in enduring benefits to the Lower American River. The Program allows for the following types of projects: Land acquisitions, capital improvements that expand, restore, enhance, interpret, or protect the Parkway’s natural, cultural, historic, recreational, and educational resources, consistent with the American River Parkway Plan, and community access projects and programming.
Project may include, but are not limited to:
Design or implementation of stormwater capture and treatment projects• Protection and enhancement of tributaries downstream of Nimbus Dam that flow into theParkway• Capital improvement that removes invasive species from high quality, intact habitat or a largerhabitat restoration project• Habitat restoration or revegetation in areas where habitat loss or degradation has occurred• Accessibility improvements to existing interpretive and educational facilities• Development and installation of interpretive kiosks• Land acquisitions that protect significant fish and wildlife habitat or provide opportunities thatwill advance the natural resources of the Parkway
Please see the announcement on WCB’s website for the full PSN document, application form, and more information.
- Public Agency
“Nonprofit organization” means a Section 501 (c)(3) organization that has among its principal charitable purposes the preservation, restoration, or interpretation of the land for scientific, historic, educational, recreational, scenic, or open-space purposes, the protection of the natural environment or biological resources, or both, or the preservation of wildlife, or both.
Projects must be located within or adjacent to the Lower American River Parkway (Parkway) which is between Hazel Avenue and the confluence of the American River with the Sacramento River. Additionally, Proposition 68 requires that at least 20 percent of the chapter funds available be allocated for projects serving severely disadvantaged communities.
Matching Funding Requirement:
Projects with cost share will receive more points during the application scoring process.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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