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August 28, 2018 - Draft Guidelines Posted

CDFW has posted its link opens in new windowProposition 68 Draft Grant Program Guidelines (PDF) for public review and comment. Comments may be submitted via email to WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov. The deadline for public comments is October 10, 2018.

CDFW will conduct three public meetings in early October 2018 to present an overview of the Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines and accept public comments. Dates and details for these meetings will be announced shortly. 

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
WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov


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