How We are Funded

Most RCDs receive funding from grants and private donations. Resource Conservation Districts are “special districts” of the state of California, set up under Division 9 of the California Public Resources Code  Alameda County Resource Conservation District is funded primarily through competitive grants, fee-for-service work, and Alameda County property tax revenues.

Competitive Grants

The Alameda County Resource Conservation District receives funds from several different granting agencies, both state and federal.

Fee-for-Service Work

The RCD also receives funding for providing specialized services to a variety of public and private entities. Services offered by the RCD include technical assistance, consultation, coordination between stakeholders, and permitting.

Some of our Fee-for-service partners include the City of Livermore, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, East Bay Regional Parks, Zone 7 Water Agency, and the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.