Habitat Conservation Fund

An application deadline for the next round of Habitat Conservation Fund Programs will be announced here.

HCF - $2 million available annually
The Habitat Conservation Fund allocates approximately $2 million each year to cities, counties, and districts.  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.

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 


The California Wildlife Protection Act of 1990

Program Contact
Any questions about the HCF Program on the application process may be directed to Barbara Baker at Barbara.Baker@parks.ca.gov or (916) 651-7743.

Previous Procedural Guides:

Draft Procedural Guide (2007-2009)

Procedural Guide (2006 and earlier)

Awards for 2019, (2018), (2017/18), (2016/17), (2015/16), (2014/15)

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