Delta Conservancy Board Meeting – September 27, 2017
The next Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Big Break Visitor Center in Oakley. The agenda is now posted and can be found here. Board materials will be available by September 20, 2017.
The agenda includes a tour of two Delta Conservancy-funded project sites at the beginning of the meeting. Board Members will meet at the Big Break Center prior to departure on the tour. Members of the public are encouraged to attend, but must provide own transportation. Directions and tour itinerary are included in the agenda.
Delta Conservancy Hosting Grant Writing Training – November 2-3, 2017
The Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta Conservancy and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant writing workshop at the Conservancy’s office in West Sacramento on November 2-3, 2017 (venue is subject to change). This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines, including Proposition 1 Grant applicants.
In addition to Proposition 1 grant applicants, beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county. and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges, and universities are encouraged to attend.
Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.
Tuition is $455 and includes everything you need for the workshop: two days of instruction, workbook, and access to Grant Writing USA’s Alumni Forum that’s full of tools, helpful discussions, and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Seating is limited and online reservations are necessary.
More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials, and online registration is available here.
2017-2018 Proposition 1 Concept Proposal Solicitation is Now Closed. Full Proposals will be due November 30.
The 2017-2018 solicitation period for Concept Proposals to the Delta Conservancy’s Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program closed on August 31, 2017. Conservancy staff are reviewing concept proposals and will provide feedback to applicants by September 31, 2017. Full proposal solicitation will open October 2 with full proposals due to the Conservancy by 5:00 P.M. PST on November 30, 2017. More information about the grant program and solicitation is available here.
Delta Conservancy Adopts 2017-2022 Strategic Plan
At its Board Meeting on July 26, the Delta Conservancy adopted its 2017-2022 Strategic Plan. This plan acts as a roadmap for enhancing the Delta’s ecosystem and economy and builds off past successes to carry the Conservancy’s mission forward during the next five years (2017-2022).
The Conservancy has set three strategic goals that reflect its mission and priorities:
Goal 1: Delta Agricultural and Economic Enhancement – Promote multi-benefit Delta working landscapes and a robust Delta tourism economy, in collaboration with local stakeholders and the Delta Protection Commission, to enhance the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta.
Goal 2: Delta Ecosystem Viability – Fund and implement high priority projects that increase Delta ecosystem viability through sustaining critical habitat, restoring ecological function, improving water quality, protecting listed species, increasing ecosystem diversity, and managing for climate change; and continue to work collaboratively to define multi-benefit restoration objectives.
Goal 3: Conservancy Organizational Strength and Sustainability – Cultivate a durable and effective organization via strategic collaboration, effective staffing and management, and long-term financial planning.
To meet its goals, the Conservancy has set clear and measurable objectives and performance measures to ensure accountability, measure success, and inform future decision-making.
A copy of the Strategic Plan can be found here.