The Sierra Fund awarded $5.5 million for water projects
NEVADA CITY, 27 February 2014 -- The Sierra Fund has received a grant of $5.5 million from the California Department of Water Resources for water quality and supply projects proposed as part of the Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM). The successful proposal, CABY Headwaters Resilience and Adaptability Program, was submitted last winter as part of the Department’s Proposition 84 Round 2 Implementation Grant Solicitation.
This grant, collaboratively assembled by more than a dozen agencies and organizations that began working together in 2007 to integrate their regional water plans in CABY region, includes funding for seven groups of projects. The Sierra Fund served as lead applicant for assembling the grant proposal, and will manage the flow of funds to the projects over the next three years.
“This is a great example of The Sierra Fund’s work to increase and organize investment in our region’s natural resources and communities,” said CEO Elizabeth Martin. “This funding covers a broad range of projects, from new infrastructure that will increase reliability of water delivery and fire safety, to projects that will restore meadows, to projects that will help address our region’s legacy of abandoned mines.”
The Sierra Fund is the only nonprofit community foundation dedicated to the Sierra Nevada. Our mission is to increase and organize investment in the region's natural resources and communities.
We pursue this mission three ways: through Advocacy to bring public funding to the region, Philanthropy to provide a vehicle for private funding, and Strategic Campaigns that pursue critically needed programs in the Sierra.