Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Supporting agricultural conservation, economic growth, and sustainable development

About SALC

The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program fights climate change by protecting our productive farm┬Člands and encouraging compact transit-oriented communities.

Previous Awards

Learn about SALC awards. Contact us to access previous awarded projects.

Previous Guidelines

Find guideline resources from previous funding rounds.

Round 10 Guidelines Timeline

Dates are subject to change.

  1. July 24, 2024
    Draft Guidelines released for comment
  2. August 24, 2024
    Public comment closed
  3. October 31, 2024
    Guidelines adoption by Council
  4. January 31, 2025
    Acquisition and Planning Pre-proposals due
  5. July 3, 2025
    Applications due (all grant types)
  6. October, 2025
    Project Awards adopted by Council

The SALC Program protects at-risk agricultural lands from sprawl development in order to promote growth within existing jurisdictions, ensure open space remains available, and support a healthy agricultural economy. SALC is one of the many California Investments programs. For more information about these investments, visit:

California Climate Investments Department of Conservation