Taking care of your land is a big job. MALT can help.

MALT’s Stewardship Assistance Program (SAP) works in partnership with the Marin Resource Conservation District (Marin RCD) to provide funding and technical expertise for conservation practices and projects that benefit protected agricultural lands and the natural resources we all rely on; this funding can be combined with other local, state, or federal conservation funding programs.

Landowners encumbered with a MALT easement are eligible to apply for direct grants of up to $20,000 to help plan, design, and implement conservation practices that protect soil and water quality and bolster agricultural utility. Each grant requires a minimum of 15% cost-share from the landowner. Landowners working in partnership or actively in contract with a partner agency such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Marin RCD, or California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) may be eligible for grants up to $50,000.

These MALT grants help reduce the landowner cost share when implementing conservation practices through a partner agency-administered program or grants such as the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program or the CDFA Healthy Soils Initiative. A complete overview of SAP and the available grant funding can be found here.

Learn more about recently completed stewardship projects on MALT-protected farms and ranches.

To Apply:

Call or email Scott Dunbar, stewardship program manager — sustainable agriculture, at sdunbar[at]malt.org or (415) 663-1158 ext. 313. Or you can simply download the application and return it to Scott. If you have questions, Scott is always available to help answer them.

Prospective project applications will be screened and ranked to address resource concerns.

No-till Drill Rental Program

Learn more about the Marin Resource Conservation District’s (RCD) no-till drill rental.