The 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. The call for proposals, attached, is also available at http://scc.ca.gov <http://scc.ca.gov/> . 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.
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.
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.
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