SNC releases draft grant guidelines for public review

From the Sierra Nevada Conservancy

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) has released DRAFT Grant Guidelines for its 2011-12 Healthy Forest Grant Program funded by Proposition 84.  The DRAFT Grant Guidelines are now available for Public Comment.

Based on direction given by the SNC Governing Board, half (approximately five million dollars) of our remaining Proposition 84 Funds will be awarded to Healthy Forest projects and there will be a pre-application process.  That direction has significantly changed the DRAFT Guidelines from previous grant rounds.  As you review the new DRAFT Guidelines, please note that fee title acquisitions are not eligible and please pay particular attention to the application process, grant funding caps, eligible projects, and evaluation criteria.   A companion Grant Application Packet (GAP) is being developed to assist applicants invited to submit full applications.

We invite you to read the DRAFT Guidelines and to send any questions or comments to grants@sierranevada.ca.gov by August 15, 2011.  Please include “comments” in the subject line of your email.

The final draft of the Grant Guidelines with changes to reflect Public Comment will be presented to the SNC Governing Board for review and approval at its September Board meeting.

Thank you for taking the time to review and comment on these revised DRAFT Guidelines.

Sincerely,

JIM BRANHAM
Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy

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