Grant Money Availiable For Environmental Enhancement Projects

The Stanislaus County Environmental Trust Fund has $5,000 in grant monies available for projects, activities, and equipment or supplies that benefit the natural environment and resources in Stanislaus County.

The Environmental Trust Fund was established by the County Board of Supervisors in 2001, to receive monies to be made available to fund projects involving all areas related to the enhancement of Stanislaus County’s natural resources. The Environmental Trust Fund has awarded over $240,000 in grants over the past 16 years to non-profit, private, and municipal applicants for use towards environmental restoration and protection projects.

Grant Project Applications are currently being accepted for qualified projects up to $5,000. Qualified applicants can be from environmental law enforcement agencies, non-profit, or volunteer organizations and award monies can be used for such things as funding restoration projects or youth activities, and purchase equipment and supplies for use in projects that benefit the enhancement of natural resources within the County of Stanislaus.

Eligible projects requesting grant monies for the purpose of funding environmental enhancement activities must relate to the improvement and/or beautification of Stanislaus County’s natural resources. Applications for projects related to environmental law enforcement must improve the agencies’ environmental investigative efforts, and may not be used to pay staffing costs.

The grant application form and instructions are available for download at Environmental Trust Fund Application and by visiting the Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources (DER) office, or by contacting the Environmental Trust Fund Liaison, Julie Mendoza at (209) 525-6743.

Completed Project Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on August 23, 2019. Proposals submitted after the due date and time will not be considered for funding. Project applications can be submitted electronically, by personal delivery, or via USPS. Applications containing original signatures can be mailed or delivered addressed to:

Department of Environmental Resources
Attention: Julie Mendoza
3800 Cornucopia Way Ste C, Modesto, CA 95358

About Us

Who We Are

Department staff is composed of dedicated professionals who skillfully interface with local, state and federal agencies to administer a comprehensive environmental protection program.

The department is headed by the Director of Environmental Resources and is comprised of two Assistant Directors, administrative staff, and seven separate divisions. Each division is led by a program manager.

What We Do

The Department of Environmental Resources strives to promote a safe and healthy environment and improve the quality of life in our community through a balance of science, education, partnerships and environmental regulation.

What We Offer

The department is a unique organization dedicated to public health and protection in Stanislaus County and the nine incorporated cities. This commitment to environmental protection is exemplified by the comprehensive programs provided. You are encouraged to become better acquainted with the services it provides.