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Funding Sources and Incentive Programs

This page provides information on additional Funding Sources and Incentive Programs in the Sierra.

In the Funding Sources table below, you can search for information on grants, loans and funding databases that may be useful to various types of organizations in the SNC’s service area.

 

Other Funding Sources
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Organization Name
Program Name
Contact Phone
Sub Region
County
Program Area
Category
Databases
Foundation Center N.A. N.A. Any Any Any Database
grants.gov N.A. N.A. Any Any Any Database
State of California N.A. N.A. Any Any Any Database
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection N.A. Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources Database
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Resources for Nonprofits N.A. Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources Database
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance N.A. N.A. Any Any Any Database
California Fire Safe Council Fire Safe California Grants Clearinghouse N.A. Any Any Natural Disasters Database
State Agencies
California State Parks Habitat Conservation Fund 916-653-7423 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Tourism and Recreation; Public Land; Significant Resources Grants
California State Parks Land and Water Conservation Fund 916-653-7423 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Tourism and Recreation; Significant Resources; Public Land Grants
California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation 916-324-1572 Any Any OHV Recreation, Restoration Grants
Wildlife Conservation Board Various N.A. Any Any Water and Air Quality; Tourism and Recreation; Public Land; Significant Resources; Economy; Working Landscapes Grants
State Water Resources Control Board Various 916-341-5700 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Economy; Working Landscapes Grants; Loans
Department of Boating and Waterways Various 916-263-8184 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Tourism and Recreation Grants; Loans
Caltrans Division of Local Assistance 916-654-5266 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources Grants
California Air Resources Board Air Pollution Incentives, Grants, and Credit Programs 916-445-5569 Any Any Air Quality - see also your local Air Pollution Control District
Grants; Loans
Department of Water Resources N.A. N.A. Any Any Significant Resources; Working Landscapes; Water and Air Quality Grants; Loans
Department of Public Health Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 916-449-5600 Any Any Significant Resources; Water and Air Quality Grants; Loans
Department of Public Health Proposition 84 Funding for Public Water Systems 916-449-5600 Any Any Significant Resources Grants
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery Various (916) 341-6119 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources; Economy; Working Landscapes Grants; Loans
Department of Conservation Various (916) 445-0732 Any Any Significant Resources; Economy; Working Landscapes Grants
California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (I-Bank) Various (916) 322-1399 Any Any Economy; Other Loans
Federal Grants
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9:  Grants and Funding N.A. Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources; Working Landscape Grants; Loans
National Park Service Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance (415) 623-2320 Any Any Tourism and Recreation; Public Land; Significant Resources; Economy Technical Assistance Grants
National Park Service History and Culture N.A. Any Any Tourism and Recreation; Public Land; Significant Resources; Economy Grants
UDSA Rural Development Grants Economic Development N.A. Any Any Economy; Renewable Energy; Business Development Grants; Loans
USFS Wood to Energy (W2E) Grants Bioenergy and biomass thermal projects N.A. Any Any Renewable Energy; Economy; Forest Health Grants
County and Community Foundation Grants
Placer Community Foundation Various 530-885-4920 Central Placer Economy; Other Grants
Fresno Regional Foundation Various 559- 226-5600 South, South- Central Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Mariposa Environment, Youth, Poverty, Arts, Etc. Grants
Kern Community Foundation Arts, Health, Fisheries 661-325-5346 South Kern Environment, Health, Arts Grants
Shasta Regional Community Foundation Various 530- 244-1219 North Shasta, Modoc Environment, Community, Animal Welfare Grants
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Various 530-587-1776 Tahoe Placer Various Grants
Sonora Area Foundation Various 209-533-2596 South Central Tuolumne Community Grants
Foundations
Foundation for Youth Investment Youth Investment 650-344-9072 North; North Central; Central; South Central; South Any Tourism and Recreation; Public Land Grants
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Habitat conservation and improvement N.A. Any Any Habitat restoration and conservation Grants
Mead Foundation Environmental Organizations 707-226-2164 Any Any Natural Resources Grants
Ford Foundation Various 212-573-5000 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources; Economy; Other Grants; Loans
Packard Foundation Various 650-948-7658 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources; Working Landscapes; Other Grants
Resources Legacy Fund Foundation (RLFF) Western Conservation Initiative 916-442-5057 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources Grants; Loans; Contracts
Rose Foundation N. CA Environmental Grassroots Fund 510-658-0702 Any Any Grassroots Environmental groups Grants
Corporations
Recreation Equipment, Inc. REI Grants Program N.A. Any Any Water and Air Quality; Tourism and Recreation; Significant Resources; Grants
Patagonia Environmental Grants Program N.A. Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources Grants
Service Clubs
Auburn Garden Club Grant Program 530-878-3653 Central Placer Environment Grants
Soroptomists Women's Opportunity Awards 215-893-9000 Any Any Other Grants

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In the Incentive Programs table below, we’ve included information on a handful of voluntary programs available to assist residents, businesses, the agricultural industry, and large landowners in addressing regulatory requirements and implementing conservation measures, resource enhancement measures, and best management practices.

Incentive Programs

Organization Name
Program Name
Contact Phone
Sub Region
County
Program Area
Category
CAL FIRE California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP) Various Any Any Water and Air; Significant Resources; Economy; Natural Disasters; Working Landscapes Incentive
CAL FIRE Forest Legacy Program (FLP) 916-653-8286 Any Any Water and Air; Tourism and Recreation; Significant Resources; Economy; Working Landscapes Incentive
CAL FIRE California Forest Stewardship Program 1-800-738-TREE Any Any Water and Air; Significant Resources; Natural Disasters Incentive
Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) 202-720-8851 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Tourism and Recreation; Significant Resources; Economy; Working Landscapes Incentive
Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) 202-720-1845 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources; Economy; Working Landscapes Incentive
Natural Resources Conservation Service Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) 530-792-5653 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources; Working Landscapes Incentive
Natural Resources Conservation Service Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) 202-720-1067 Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources; Working Landscapes Incentive
United States Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program N/A Any Any Water and Air Quality; Significant Resources; Working Landscapes Incentive

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Grant Program Contacts

Grants Project Map

To find the contact information for the SNC Representative in your area, please click on the map above.

If you have administrative questions about your grant agreement or managing your grant, please contact one of our Grants Administrators.

Grants Administration
SNC Main Office
530-823-4670

Lisa Forma
Senior Grants Analyst
lforma@sierranevada.ca.gov

Matthew Daley
Senior Grants Analyst
mdaley@sierranevada.ca.gov

Barbara Harriman
Grants Financials Administrator
bharriman@sierranevada.ca.gov

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