California Funding Opportunity: Community Capacity and Land Stewardship

National Forest Foundation Announces 2014 California Capacity-Building Grant Opportunity

Proposal Deadline: December 4, 2013; Hard Copy Submission Only.

In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region, the National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of a funding program to benefit the National Forests of California, as well as the communities that depend on them.

The Community Capacity and Land Stewardship (CCLS) grant program provides grants of $5,000 to $24,000 to enable community-based organizations and collaborative groups to increase their capacity to facilitate and/or implement watershed or landscape-level restoration projects. Ancillary goals of the program are to build capacity to help meet other objectives associated with the creation of living-wage jobs that contribute to the economic sustainability of communities. Grants will be awarded for a period of one year.

Work may take place on or off of National Forests Lands in California, but there must be a clear, direct benefit to their watersheds. Organizations are not required to match CCLS award funds, but are encouraged to leverage additional private and local, state, or governmental resources to show broad support for the project.

Proposals are due on or before December 4, 2013 and must be received hard-copy.