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California Consulting is pleased to announce the release of the California Department of Parks and Recreation: Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF)

California_Department_of_Parks_and_RecreationCalifornia Department of Parks & Recreation: Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF)

Deadline: October 3, 2016

Amount: Varies.  $2 Million allocated to entire program annually.

Match: Dollar-for-dollar from local, private, non-State sources

Eligibility: Cities, Counties, Special Districts (any regional park, open-space district, park & recreation districts)
The Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) administers the state-funded Habitat Conservation Fund grant program which provides funds to local entities to protect threatened species, to address wildlife corridors, to create trails, and to provide for nature interpretation programs which bring urban residents into park and wildlife areas.  Eligible Projects include projects benefiting: Deer/Mountain Lion Habitat; Rare, Endangered, Threatened, or Fully-Protected Species Habitat; Wetlands; Riparian Habitat; Anadromous Salmonids and Trout Habitat; Trails; and Wildlife Area Activities.