Since its creation in 1990 by the voters of Sonoma County, the District continues to partner with the county, it cities, other public agencies and non-profit organizations to provide matching funds for projects that protect, preserve and enhance urban open spaces and that provide recreational and education opportunities to residents. To date, the Program has provided nearly $29 million toward projects. Examples of successful projects include a town green for the Town of Windsor, the Prince Memorial Greenway in the City of Santa Rosa, and Petaluma Marsh, the 250-acre expansion of lands along the Petaluma River for public access and habitat enhancement adjacent to Shollenberger Park in the City of Petaluma.
The application period for the Districtís 2011-12 Matching Grant Program is now closed. The District anticipates administering the next grant cycle during fiscal year 2013-14. The District will announce the grant cycle timeline and funding available at a future date.
MGP Guidelines and Application
On December 6, 2011, the District's Board of Directors approved revisions to the MGP.
For information about revisions, see attached Board report and PowerPoint presentation:
For projects requiring acquisition assistance:
MGP Guidelines & Application Archive
MGP Project Archive
For more information, please contact
DeAnna Kamber or call 707.565.7266.