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Sierra Nevada WIP Grant Program

proposition 1 & Proposition 68 grant program (fy 2018-19)

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy administers a competitive grant program to support forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits. The grant program is funded by Proposition 1 and Proposition 68.

Proposition 1, the Water Bond, was passed by California voters in 2014 and allocated $25 million to the Conservancy for multi-benefit projects that protect and restore watershed health in the Sierra Nevada.

Proposition 68, the Parks & Water Bond, was passed by California voters in 2018 and allocated $25 million to the Conservancy for projects related to climate adaptation and resiliency under the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program.

Contact an area representative to discuss project ideas

previous Application Deadlines and board authorizations

Application DeadlineBoard Authorization Dates and Award Amounts

September 1, 2015

  • December 10, 2015 - 5 projects awarded for $853,190
  • March 2, 2016 - 2 projects awarded for $609,808

March 1, 2016

  • June 2016 -10 projects awarded for $3,235,282
  • September 2016 - 5 projects awarded for $2,028,722
September 1, 2016
  • December 2016 - 10 projects awarded for $3,154,828
November 1, 2017
  • March 2018 - 15 projects awarded for $2,964,338
  • June 2018 - 7 projects awarded for $3,491,121

A detailed listing of all SNC Proposition 1 funded projects is available here.

Searchable Grants Map

The Searchable Grants Map will allow you to search for and view details about individual projects for all awarded SNC grants.

other proposition 1 funding programs

The California Natural Resources Agency maintains a list of Proposition 1 funding programs administered by state agencies. This list includes funding categories as well as links to grant guidelines for each program.