RCD Financial Assistance Program

Portal ID:
Closed (12 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:



The program will provide capacity building grants to Resource Conservation Districts.


Financial Assistance Program funding will help RCDs become more relevant, excellent, and visible by building capacity. Capacity building is an investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of an organization. While this funding is an initial investment in RCD capacity, the growth, effectiveness and sustainability of an RCD is ultimately the responsibility of the organization.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Resource Conservation Districts that are able to comply with CA Public Resources Code Section 9084 requirements.

Eligible Geographies:

State of CA

Matching Funding Requirement:

25% of which 40% must be in cash.

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.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Jan/Feb 2021  

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:

State General Fund

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:
Paula Moreen, 1-916-322-1831, paula.moreen@conservation.ca.gov