Sierra Nevada Conservancy issues new grant guidelines for Prop 84 Grantmaking in 2008 – 2009

From Sierra Nevada Conservancy Executive Officer, Jim Branham

I am pleased to inform you that the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) has posted on our Web site the Proposition 84 Grants Guidelines and Grant Application Packets (GAP) for Fiscal Year 2008/09.  This information can be found in the Grants Section, Applying for a Grant tab, at  Anyone considering applying for a grant this year should carefully review the new Guidelines as they have changed from previous published versions. 

Once you are familiar with the Guidelines and determine which grant type will meet the project needs, you may wish to review the appropriate companion Grant Application Packet (GAP).  There are three GAPs, one each for Competitive Grants, Strategic Opportunity Grants (Category 1) and Strategic Opportunity Grants (Category 2).  All three GAPs are found on the same tab noted above.  Upcoming deadlines for application submission are September 2, 2008 for first round SOG grants and September 15, 2008 for Competitive grants.

Please also note that the SNC will be holding two webinars to discuss various aspects of the grant application process and answer any questions you might have.  The webinars will be held on the morning of July 30 and afternoon of July 31.  Please mark one of these dates on your calendar and more information will be forthcoming soon.  Our plan is to have SNC staff available in a number of locations around the region to provide an opportunity for group interaction during the webinars, but you may also join from you own office or home.

Should you have any questions, please contact us through our Web site, e-mail, mail, or telephone.  The vitals are listed below:

Web site:
Email regarding grants:
Telephone Numbers:
Toll free: (877) 257-1212
Auburn Office: (530) 823-4670
Mariposa Office: (209) 742-0480
Bishop Office: (760) 872-1120
Susanville Office: (530) 257-2500

As always, thank you for your interest in the efforts of the SNC in improving the environmental, economic and social well-being of our Region.

Jim Branham, Executive Officer
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
(530) 823-4667 (o)
(530) 721-0018 (c)
(530) 823-4665 (f)

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy initiates, encourages, and supports efforts that improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region, its communities and the citizens of California.