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December 21, 2018 - Awards Announced

CDFW link opens in new windowhas awarded three projects $4.2 million in funding in response to the FY 2017-18 Proposal Solicitation Notice. 

July 12, 2018 - FAQ Posted - Updated Workshop Details

A link opens in new windowFAQ (PDF) for the FY 2017-18 Proposals Solicitation Notice has been posted. If you have questions you would like addressed, please email

If you are planning on participating in the July 18 application workshop, please note the URL for the webinar has been updated. See link opens in new windowflyer (PDF) for details.

July 5, 2018 - Application Workshop Recording Available

The June 28 Application Workshop link opens in new windowrecording is available for viewing (YouTube). CDFW will host a link opens in new windowsecond workshop July 18 (PDF) for those who missed the first workshop.

June 18, 2018 - FY 2017-18 Proposal Solicitation Notice Released

CDFW is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2017-18. Important documents and links are listed below:



The Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program (Program) restores wetland ecosystems to provide essential services to California's people, wildlife, and fish. Wetlands have high carbon sequestration rates that can sequester carbon for decades. There is tremendous opportunity to restore large areas of mountain meadow, coastal tidal, and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta wetlands that do not currently provide the full potential of carbon storage or other benefits due to historical land use.

The Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment - particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the link opens in new windowCalifornia Climate Investments website.

Program Work, by the Numbers

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12 Projects
in Costal Wetlands, Mountain Meadows, and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
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$21M Investment
$13M in Disadvantaged Communities
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2,500 Acres Restored or Enhanced Equivalent to 1,900 football fields
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570,861 Metric Tons Estimated
CO2-equivalent Sequestered

Equal to 5 million gallons of gasoline

Watershed Restoration Grants Branch
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

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