California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
02/19/21 4:00 PM PDT
Grants to California nonprofit organizations, public agencies, tribes, public utilities, and mutual water companies for conservation and restoration projects. Eligible projects are those related to water quality, wildfire prevention and recovery, habitat restoration, and protection of natural resources.
The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) provides funding to implement the objectives of the California Water Action Plan for more reliable water supplies, the restoration of important species and habitat, and a more resilient, sustainably managed water resources system. Proposition 1 authorizes CDFW to award grant funds to multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. CDFW distributes these funds on a competitive basis through the:
1. Watershed Restoration Grant Program, and
2. Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program
This Solicitation addresses priorities which will contribute to the objectives of Proposition 1, and that contribute to the implementation of California Water Action Plan, State Wildlife Action Plan, Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy, Delta Plan, California EcoRestore, Safeguarding California Plan, the California Biodiversity Initiative, and the fulfillment of CDFW’s Mission. This solicitation also focuses on projects that address impacts from recent wildfires throughout California. Proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:
Watershed Restoration Grant Program Priorities
Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program Priorities
For additional funding priorities, see the following link: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=184841&inline#page=9
For a list of eligible activities, see the following link: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=184841&inline#page=17
GrantWatch ID#: 183711
Under this Solicitation, up to $40 million is anticipated for award:
1. Up to $33 million for the Proposition 1 Watershed Restoration Grant Program; and
2. Approximately $7 million for the Proposition 1 Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program.
Grant-funded project work must be completed by March 15, 2025. Agreements with California public universities must be completed by January 1, 2025.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://watershedgrants.wildlife.ca.gov/index.do
Questions regarding the CDFW WebGrants website should be directed to the CDFW WebGrants Help Desk e-mail at Prop1Webgrants@wildlife.ca.gov.
Watershed Restoration Grants Branch
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor,
Sacramento, CA 95814
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