Habitat Conservation Fund

An application deadline for the next round of Habitat Conservation Fund Programs is 5:00 p.m. on March 1,2022.

Application Workshops will occur:

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Visit our Eventbrite Page to RSVP for one of the workshop dates above.


Approximately $6 million is available
The Habitat Conservation Fund allocates approximately $2 million each year to cities, counties, and districts.  Funding from several Fiscal Years are being combined for the upcoming cycle. The program requires a 50% match.  Eligible projects include: nature interpretation programs to bring urban residents into park and wildlife areas, protection of various plant and animal species, and acquisition and development of wildlife corridors and trails.

There are seven unique categories, each is further explained in the HCF Category Chart and Application Guides below. 

HCF Application Forms:


Additional Application Resources

Website links to the California Conservation Corps (CCC), California Association of Local Conservation Corps, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Endangered Species, Equipment Rental Rates, Topographic Maps, and Prevailing Wage

OGALS Techanical Assistance Contacts

Questions about the competitive process can be directed to your competitive OGALS Project Officer

HCF Grant Administration Guide

HCF Program Funded Projects (Fiscal Years 1990/1991 through 2013/2014)

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