Proposition 1 Grant Program

Portal ID:
3369
Status:
Closed (5 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The principal goal of the Conservancy 's Proposition 1 grant program is to support implementation of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program by providing funding for multi-benefit stormwater, watershed and ecosystem restoration, aquatic invasive species, forest health, and sustainable communities projects. 

Description:

The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) leads California's efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Proposition 1 allocates $15 million directly to the Conservancy for multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects consistent with the California Water Action Plan and other State priorities, including the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP). The principal goal of the Conservancy Proposition 1 grant program is to support implementation of the EIP by providing funding for multi-benefit stormwater, watershed and ecosystem restoration, aquatic invasive species, forest health, and sustainable communities projects. This grant program also furthers Executive Order B-30-15, which establishes a California greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, and directs state agencies to factor climate change into planning and investment decisions. In two previous rounds, the Conservancy has awarded $12.9 million for 17 local assistance grants. For Round 3, there is up to $1.1 million available for Stormwater Quality and Ecosystem and Watershed Management projects. While there is no grant request limit, the Conservancy seeks to award approximately three to five grants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Conservancy staff prior to preparing an application, and applications and all required attachments are due electronically. All grant agreements must be fully executed by June 30, 2022 and closed out by May 15, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Public agencies, including cities, counties, special districts, joint powers authorities, state agencies or departments, or other political subdivisions of the State of California, federally recognized Indian tribes, and eligible nonprofit organizations, as defined in Government Code section 66905.9.

Eligible Geographies:

Lake Tahoe Basin

Matching Funding Requirement:

Matched funding is strongly encouraged.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
December 2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Close out 05/15/2024

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$1,100,000
Expected number of awards 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.
3 – 5
Estimated amount per award 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.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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:

Proposition 1

Funding Method: 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)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Jen Greenberg, 1-530-543-6060, Prop1grants@tahoe.ca.gov