Plan Bay Area Priority Conservation Area Grant Program

Priority Conservation Area ProgramThe State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), in cooperation with Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), is pleased to issue a call for proposals for the Priority Conservation Area Program.  This pilot program focuses on the Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs) in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties.  Letters of Interest will be due from eligible applicants July 19, 2013.  MTC has made $5 million of federal funds available which will be combined with additional funding provided by SCC.  Two public workshops will be held to provide prospective applicants with an overview of the Plan Bay Area PCA Grant Program and to answer questions.

The goal of the PCA Program is to support Plan Bay Area by preserving and enhancing the natural, economic and social value of rural lands amidst growing population across the Bay Area, for residents and businesses.  These values include globally unique ecosystems, productive agricultural lands, recreational opportunities, healthy fisheries, and climate protection (mitigation and adaptation), among others.  Proposed projects should protect or enhance resource areas or habitats, provide or enhance bicycle and pedestrian access to open space/parkland resources, or support the agricultural economy of the region.

 

Public Workshops:

May 20, 2013, 1pm to 3 pm

Mountain View Community Center

201 South Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040

 

May 23, 2013, 1 pm to 3 pm

Oakland State Building, Room 11

1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612