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16 Jun

California Department of Conservation – SALC

  Grant Amount: Not Specified


The California Department of Conservation is accepting pre-proposals to the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) program.
The SALC Program supports agricultural land conservation, economic growth, and sustainable development by providing grants for three types of projects:
  • Planning grants that support the development of local and regional land use policies and economic development strategies to protect critical agricultural land
  • Agricultural Conservation Acquisition grants to permanently protect croplands, rangelands, and lands utilized for the cultivation of traditional resources from conversion to non-agricultural uses.​
  • Capacity and Project Development grants to expand organizational capacity to develop agricultural conservation acquisition projects.​


Cities, counties, Native American tribes, land trusts, and other governmental and non-profit entities for projects that protect agricultural land and reduce greenhouse gases. Pre-proposals may be submitted for agricultural conservation acquisition grants or agricultural land conservation planning grants.

Key Dates for SALC Round 9
Acquisition pre-proposals due: June 16, 2023
Planning pre-proposals due: June 30, 2023
Capacity applications due: July 21, 2023
Acquisition and Planning applications due: September 8, 2023

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