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The SNC is pleased to announce that it is accepting concept proposals for the 2022 Strategic Land Conservation and Vibrant Recreation & Tourism Directed Grant Programs.
The Strategic Land Conservation Directed Grant Program conserves lands through the planning and implementation of fee title and conservation easement acquisitions. Acquisitions should aim to protect, restore, or create climate resilience, connectivity across important natural lands, water resources, unique cultural or natural areas, working landscapes, or access to public lands and recreation opportunities.
The Vibrant Recreation and Tourism Directed Grant Program supports efforts to enhance and develop sustainable recreation and tourism opportunities and to increase access to public lands in the Sierra Nevada Region.

The Programs are funded through General Fund in the 2021 Budget Act directed towards supporting investments that address the state’s multi-faceted climate risks and related State Conservancy priorities. The current program cycle includes a minimum of $3,136,200 available for Vibrant Recreation and Tourism grant awards, and a minimum of $6,795,100 available for Strategic Land Conservation grant awards.


  • Concept Proposals must be submitted by midnight on May 6, 2022
  • If invited, Full Proposals will be due on July 22, 2022

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