Grant Program Announcement
The Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy is now accepting project proposals for the following Bond Acts:
Proposition 12: Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air and Coastal Protection Bond Fund.
Proposition 40: California Clean Water, Clean Air Safe Neighborhood Parks and Coastal Protection Fund.
Proposition 84: Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control River Protection Fund.
Proposition funding available: Project proposals/applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until funding is no longer available.
Public Resources Code section 33601(e): Authorizes the Conservancy to award grants to eligible applicants to include: cities, special districts and other public agencies as well as nonprofit organizations.
The criteria for project proposals will be based on the following:
· *Bond Eligibility Requirements: the protection and restoration of rivers, lakes and streams, their watersheds and associated land, water, and other natural resources.
· *Conservancy Mission: to acquire and protect in perpetuity open space, mountainous lands surrounding the Coachella Valley and Natural Community Conservation Lands within the Coachella Valley.
· *Conservancy Current Grant Guidelines and Priorities: habitat or resource values, extent of development potential, availability of other funding, parcel size and location near other conservation or recreational sites.
· *Grants are awarded by the Conservancy Board of Directors.
Further Information and Application Packet: Please call the Conservancy Office at (760) 776-5026 for more information about the Conservancy’s Grant Guidelines to determine if your project is appropriate for these programs and to obtain a current application form.
Our mission is to protect the natural and cultural resources of the Coachella Valley: the scenic, wildlife, cultural, geologic, and recreational resources that make this such a splendid place for people and all the other life forms with which we share this special place. The Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy is a state agency established in 1991 to pursue this mission, and is directed by a 21-member Governing Board. The Conservancy is an exceptional example of local communities, state and federal agencies, elected officials, non-profit organizations, and business and environmental interests working together for the good of all. Since its inception, the Conservancy and its partners have conserved over 65,000 acres (see Projects page for more information).