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Sierra Nevada Conservancy lists funding opportunities

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) said it compiles information on funding opportunities, workshops and resources applicable to the Sierra and shares it on its website.

WWe provide this information solely as a service to Sierra stakeholders; we are not affiliated with nor do we endorse any specific funding sources,” the group said in a news release.

Belinda Lozano, SNC student assistant, prepared a March 18 Current Funding Opportunities update, which lists eight new funding sources; workshops about grantwriting and integrated regional water management issues; and information about small business loans, grant programs within the California Natural Resources Agency, and a new energy efficiency program for property owners. There are also 14 previously-listed opportunities that are still current, an updated schedule for additional funding webinars and workshops, and other resources for potential grant applicants.

The newly listed funding sources address the following topic areas: --Restoring Sierra Nevada meadows--Providing fruit trees as part of a plan for engaging nutrition and gardening experiences in communities--Helping agricultural producers to use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits--Purchasing permanent shade structures for public outdoor areas--Improving telemedicine and distance learning services--Restoration, enhancement, and long-term protection of fish and wildlife habitat--Environmental education projects and programs--Supporting broadband service in rural, economically challenged areas that are not currently served.

The conservancy updates the Current Funding Opportunities page once a month.

For more information contact Marji Feliz, Funding and Resource Development coordinator, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn, CA 95603; (530) 823-4679 phone; (530) 823-4665 fax; or