California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
11/20/19 4:00 PM PDT
Grants to California nonprofits, public universities, agencies, municipalities, Indian tribes, utilities and water companies for statewide projects for watershed protection and conservation; and ecosystem preservation, water quality, and fish protection that benefit eligible areas. Eligible project categories include acquisition, planning, implementation, and scientific studies for eligible proposals.
Proposition 1, which was passed by California voters in November 2014, amended the CWC to add among other articles, sections 79737 and 79738, authorizing the Legislature to appropriate funds to CDFW for watershed restoration projects statewide; and water quality, ecosystem restoration, and fish protection facilities that benefit the Delta; respectively.
Proposition 1 defines the ‘Delta’ to mean the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as defined in California Water Code (CWC) §12220 and the Suisun Marsh as defined in Public Resources Code §29101 (CWC §79702[e]).
Eligible project categories for this Solicitation are Planning, Implementation, Acquisition, and Scientific Studies (Delta Proposals Only)
Proposition 1 provides funding to implement the three broad objectives of the California Water Action Plan: more reliable water supplies; the restoration of important species and habitat; and a more resilient, sustainably managed water resources system (water supply, water quality, flood protection, and environment) that can better withstand inevitable and unforeseen pressures in the coming decades. Funds granted by CDFW will primarily focus on addressing the objective of restoring important species and habitat; however, cobenefits of such actions may contribute towards attaining other California Water Action Plan objectives. It is the intent that these funds will be invested in projects that:
Proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:
Watershed Restoration Grant Program
Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program
For a detailed description of each of these areas, including project categories please see https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=174520&inline#page=10
GrantWatch ID#: 183711
Grant-funded project work must be completed by March 15, 2024 for Proposition 1 funds (January 1, 2024 for University of California agreements)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To register online: https://watershedgrants.wildlife.ca.gov/register.jsp
Apply online: https://watershedgrants.wildlife.ca.gov/index.do
CDFW’s Watershed Restoration Grants Branch
Questions regarding the CDFW WebGrants website should be directed to the CDFW WebGrants Help Desk at (916) 323-0477 or by e-mail at Prop1Webgrants@wildlife.ca.gov.