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Proposition 68 Restoration Grant Programs

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May 13, 2019 - Awards Announced

CDFW link opens in new windowawards 38 projects $48.5 million in Proposition 1 & 68 funding following solicitations for Delta Science and Statewide projects.

December 27, 2018 - Solicitation closed

The 2019 Proposition 1 & 68 Proposal Solicitation Notice is closed. CDFW received 141 proposals, seeking approximately $179 million.

November 28, 2018 - Second Application Workshop Recording Available

A link opens in new windowrecording of the November 28 application workshop (YouTube) is available, as is a copy of the link opens in new windowpresentation (PDF).

November 14, 2018 - Application Workshop Recording Available

A link opens in new windowrecording of the November 14 application workshop (YouTube) is available, as is a copy of the link opens in new windowpresentation (PDF). CDFW will host another link opens in new windowapplication workshop (PDF) on November 28, 2018.

November 8, 2018 - Application Workshop Details

CDFW will host two application workshops, the first on November 14, 2018, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.; and the second on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. See link opens in new windowFlyer (PDF) for details.

November 5, 2018 - Final Solicitation Released

CDFW is accepting applications for the link opens in new window2019 Proposition 1 & Proposition 68 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF). Applications can be submitted online using the link opens in new windowCDFW WebGrants website

Deadline for Applications is December 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.m PDT. Details for application workshops will be announced shortly. 

Application Materials (also can be found in WebGrants application)

November 2, 2018 - Final Guidelines Posted

The finallink opens in new windowProposition 68 Grant Program Guidelines (PDF) have been posted.

October 5, 2018 - Public Meeting Presentations Posted - Online Meeting Scheduled

The presentations from CDFW's and Wildlife Conservation Board's (WCB) recent public meetings to discuss Draft Guidelines for their Proposition 68 grant programs are available. link opens in new windowCDFW Presentation (PDF). link opens in new windowWCB Presentation (PDF).

CDFW and WCB will also host an link opens in new windowonline only public meeting (PDF) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. 

Program Background

The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) was passed by voters in June of 2018. Proposition 68 provides funding to CDFW to award grants to projects that improve a community's ability to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change; improve and protect coastal and rural economies, agricultural viability, wildlife corridors, or habitat; develop future recreational opportunities; or enhance drought tolerance, landscape resilience, and water retention.

CDFW supports three new grant opportunities as outlined in link opens in new windowProposition 68.

  1. Rivers and Streams Grants - Restoration of rivers and streams for fisheries and wildlife.
  2. Southern Steelhead Grants - Restoration of Southern California Steelhead habitat.
  3. Fish and Wildlife Improvement Grants - Improvement of conditions for fish and wildlife in streams, rivers, wildlife refuges, wetland habitat areas, and estuaries.

Beginning in 2018, the Proposition 68 Grant Program will invest $85 million in projects statewide that support the objectives of Proposition 68 and CDFW's mission to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.

CDFW is currently planning the roll-out of these grant opportunities, including three public meetings to provide opportunity for public review and comment.

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

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