NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) – SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY – JANUARY 18, 2022

MEMORANDUM FOR: POTENTIAL APPLICANTS

SUBJECT: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) – SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY

The San Diego River Conservancy (“Conservancy”) is pleased to announce additional funding of approximately $6.5 million for the Conservancy’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Grant Program (“Grant Program”). The funding was approved through the Budget Act of 2021-22 for local assistance projects.  These monies will be used to fully fund projects with existing grant agreements previously awarded through the Grant Program.  … read more

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) – SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY – January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022

MEMORANDUM FOR: POTENTIAL APPLICANTS

SUBJECT: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) – SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY

The San Diego River Conservancy (“Conservancy”) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $6 million in funding for the Conservancy’s Direct Grant Program (grant program).

Funding for this grant program was provided through the Budget Act of 2021-22 for local assistance projects.  This funding furthers the purposes of the Conservancy’s mission, enabling legislation Public Resources Code, Division 22.9, Sections 32630 et al. (“the San Diego River Conservancy Act”), the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan Update 2018-2023, and other state approved priorities and plans. … read more

May 7, 2021 – NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) – WILDFIRE EARLY ACTION PLAN

MEMORANDUM FOR: GRANT APPLICANTS

SUBJECT: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA)

FROM: SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY

RE: WILDFIRE EARLY ACTION PLAN

[Download the announcement in PDF]

On April 13, 2021, the Governor signed SB 85 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review), which amends the 2020-21 Budget Act to provide additional funding for various wildfire and forest resilience activities. This wildfire package enables the state to take urgent action on projects that support wildfire suppression, improve forest health and build resilience in communities to help protect residents and property from catastrophic wildfires in diverse landscapes across the state. … read more

San Diego River Conservancy is Allocated $12 Million for Regional Wildfire Prevention, Protection and Forest Health Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2021 (also available in PDF or Doc)

CONTACT: Julia Richards, Executive Officer Julia.Richards@sdrc.ca.gov

San Diego (April 14, 2021) – The San Diego River Conservancy announced today that Senate Bill 85 was signed by the Governor that allocates $12 million to the Conservancy under the Wildfire Early Action Program. These funds will be used to strengthen fire resiliency including creating fire breaks, fuel reduction, the removal of dead, diseased and dying trees, the removal of invasive non-native vegetation, reforestation projects, repairing fire access roads, monitoring and assessing forest health, and public outreach to support and encourage home hardening in the wildland urban interface zone. … read more

Proposition 68 Grants – Concept Proposal Form

Concept Proposal Form [pdf] [doc]

Concept Proposals are due to the Conservancy by 5 p.m. on February 26, 2021. After the Conservancy completes review of the proposals, eligible applicants will be invited to submit full applications that are due by 4 pm on May 31, 2021. Submit documents by email to  dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov  or by hard copy to the San Diego River Conservancy, 11769 Waterhill Rd., Bldg. #2, Lakeside, California, 92040.

January 4, 2021 – NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) – PROPOSITION 68 GRANT PROGRAM, ROUND 2

January 4, 2021

MEMORANDUM FOR: GRANT APPLICANTS
SUBJECT: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA)
FROM: SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY
RE: PROPOSITION 68 GRANT PROGRAM, ROUND 2

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Funding for this grant program is provided by Proposition 68 – The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act, approved by voters in June 2018. This second round of funding furthers the purposes of the Conservancy’s enabling legislation, Division 22.9, which authorizes the Conservancy to award grants. The Conservancy supports projects that advance a number of goals, including public access, recreation, conservation, resource protection, climate resiliency, improve water quality and native habitat restoration to increase biodiversity of flora and fauna. … read more

San Diego River Recreational Trail Plan (formerly Gaps Analysis) – List for Discussion

The Conservancy is seeking input from the public and regional stakeholders regarding the San Diego River Recreational Trail Plan. Download the Draft (FOR DISCUSSION ONLY – WORKING COPY.)

The 30-day public review and comment period is open from Friday 9/25/2020 through 10/25/2020. Should you have any questions or comments please contact Dustin Harrison, Environmental Scientist, at (858) 500-2966, (619) 390-0571, dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov.

Greening San Diego Grant Program – Draft Grant Program Guidelines

For public review: The Greening San Diego Grant Program (Greening Program) provides funding for tree and vegetation planting projects and related green infrastructure to reduce and mitigate against Greenhouse Gasses (GHGs) and climate change. The Conservancy is interested in projects that contain a significant shade-tree planting component or to augment, expand, or better manage healthy urban, riparian and rural forests, parks and open space areas and provide multi-benefits.

The Greening Program Guidelines (Guidelines) establish the process the Conservancy will use to solicit concept proposals. Project proposals must be consistent with the Conservancy’s enabling legislation, its Strategic Plan and the Guidelines’ project selection criteria.

Comments should be emailed to dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov. Comments may also be mailed to the San Diego River Conservancy, 11769 Waterhill Road, Bldg. 2, Lakeside, CA 92040. The Guidelines will be revised based on the public comments and then presented to the Conservancy’s Governing Board Members at an upcoming public meeting for approval.

To review the draft guidelines, download the PDF

Public Meeting San Diego River Conservancy – May 14, 2020 – Teleconference

A teleconference meeting, open to the public, of the Governing Board of The San Diego River Conservancy will be held on Thursday, May 14th, 2020, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The call # will be (877) 402-9757 and the access code will be 606349, followed by a # sign.

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued March 18, 2020, to maximize social distancing and public safety, the San Diego River Conservancy will conduct this meeting by telephone only. Follow this link to the agenda and meeting materials.

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