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APPLICATION GUIDE

Department Mission


The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration, and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

The Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) Mission Statement
The mission of the Office of Grants and Local Services is to address California’s diverse recreational, cultural, and historical resource needs by developing grant programs, administering funds, offering technical assistance, building partnerships and providing leadership through quality customer service.

OGALS VISION GOALS


  • Proactive in meeting California’s park and recreation needs through innovative grant programs and customer service.




  • Committed to providing quality customer service in every interaction and transaction as honest, knowledgeable, and experienced grant administrators.




  • Sensitive to local concerns while mindful of prevailing laws, rules and regulations.




  • Responsive to the needs of applicants, grantees, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and legislative members, who are our partners working to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating new parks and recreation opportunities.

Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF) Grant Administration
The HCF is a local assistance program of the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation (dpr). Within dpr, OGALS is authorized to administer the program.

Send Applications and Correspondence to:


Street Address for Overnight Mail: Mailing Address:
Calif. Dept. of Parks and Recreation Calif. Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Office of Grants and Local Services Office of Grants and Local Services

1416 Ninth Street, Room 918 P.O. Box 942896

Sacramento, CA. 95814 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001


Phone: (916) 653-7423

Website: www.parks.ca.gov/grants




TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. HCF CATEGORY CHART 4

II. Habitat Conservation Fund Program
Executive Summary 5


III. hcf pROGRAM iNFORMATION 7

Eligible applicants 7

Eligible projects 7

Ineligible projects 7

The habitat conservation fund Program Process 8

IV. APPLICATION PROCESS 9

application packet Checklist 10

Application Instructions and Form 11

Resolution Instructions and Form 13

grant scope/Cost Estimate form, match Instructions 15

grant scope/Cost Estimate Form 20

Land Tenure Requirements and Form 21

ceqa Instructions and Form 24

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project completion Schedule 27


Site Plan 27

Topographic Map 27

Project Location Map 27

Acquisition Schedule 27

County Assessor’s Parcel Map and Willing Seller Letter 29

Project Summary 29

Project Proposal 29

Leases or Agreements 29

Required Regulatory Permits 29

Land Management Plan for project lands previously acquired with hcf funds 29

Photos of Project Site 30

V. PROJECT SELECTION CRITERIA 32

Project Proposal Instructions 32

Project Proposal 32

VI. Eligible Costs 44

VII. DEFINITIONS 48

VIII. INDEX 53

I. HCF CATEGORY CHART





UNIQUE FEATURES

DEER & LION

HABITAT

rare, endangered, threatened, or fully protected HABITAT


ANADROMOUS SALMONIDS & TROUT HABITAT

Funding types

Land acquisition

Land acquisition

Land acquisition, enhancement, or restoration

Cost types

Capital outlay

Capital outlay

Capital outlay

Species impact

Any Deer &

Mountain Lions



Any rare, endangered, threatened, or fully protected animal and/or plant

Anadromous Salmon

Trout


Project

Examples (in alpha. order)

Purchase land

Purchase land

Build access points

Create spawning areas

Remove barriers, invasives

Re-plant areas

Re-populate species


UNIQUE FEATURES

RIPARIAN HABITAT

WETLANDS

TRAILS

WILDLIFE AREA ACTIVITIES

Funding types


Land acquisition, enhancement, or restoration

Land acquisition, enhancement, or restoration


Land acquisition

or trail development



Educational or interpretational activities


Cost

types

Capital outlay

Capital outlay

Capital outlay

Non-Capital outlay


Species impact

Animals or plants growing close to or in a moving fresh water source (e.g., river, stream, creek)

Animals or plants growing in or near a relatively enclosed fresh water, salt water, or brackish water source

A path or track that brings people to a park and/or wildlife environment

No direct species impact

Project

Examples (in alpha. order)

Build bridges

Clear channels

Replant under- and over-stories

Re-populate species



Build access points

Fence sensitive areas

Remove invasives

Revegetate surrounding lands


Create and/or install interpretive elements

Create or install seating or lighting

Develop new trails

Rehabilitate existing trails



Conduct multi-day activities

Pre and post-activity evaluations

Rent/purchase equipment or transportation




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