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Applying For A Grant

The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 allocates funding to the Conservancy for a competitive grant program supporting forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits. Please read SNC's Grant Guidelines for a complete description of Grant Program Requirements.


August 25, 2017

Applicants must request a Login ID for each project no later than August 25 to assure that the Pre-Application process can be completed by the deadline

September 1, 2017

Pre-Applications Due

November 6, 2017
Full Applications Due by 5:00 p.m.


      Who Can Apply:

      Non-federal public agencies, qualifying nonprofit organizations, and eligible tribal organizations

      Types of Grants:

      • Awards up to $500,000 for Category 1 on-the-ground implementation of forest health site improvement projects, as well as fee title acquisition projects that support forest products manufacturing and/or biomass utilization facilities that increase capacity to improve forest and watershed health.
      • Awards up to $75,000 for Category 2 planning and pre-project activities that are necessary for a future on-the-ground project, or due diligence for fee title acquisition projects that support forest health.

      Please see the Proposition 1 Grant Eligibility page for more information on eligible organizations and projects.

          Application and Checklist

          SNC adopted an online submission process for Proposition 1 Grant Applications. For an example of the information requested, please review the Application template and Checklist. Please note the current grant round is now closed to new applicants.

          SAMPLE Resolution / authorization to apply

          Sample Resolution or Authorization to Apply for Non-Profits

          Sample Resolution or Authorization to Apply for Local Government

          Sample Grant Agreements

          Sample Category 1 Grant Agreement Template

          Sample Category 2 Grant Agreement Template

            Grant Program Coordinator

            Shannon Ciotti

            Sierra Nevada Conservancy
            11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
            Auburn, CA 95603
            (530) 823-4689 Direct Line
            (877) 257-1212 Toll Free
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