Proposition 68 Restoration Grant Programs

News & Events

November 26, 2019 - Solicitation Closed

CDFW received a total of 124 proposals seeking a total of $133 million.

November 19, 2019 - Deadline Extended

In light of the anticipated power shut offs throughout parts of California, CDFW is extending the deadline for applications to Monday, November 25, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. PDT.

October 18, 2019 - Workshop Materials Posted

The link opens in new windowrecording of the October 17 application workshop is available. The workshop is scheduled for November 6, 2019.

October 14, 2019 - FAQ Posted

The link opens in new windowFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF) for the 2020 Proposal Solicitation Notice has been posted and will be updated as questions are submitted.

October 2, 2019 - Now Accepting Applications

Thelink opens in new tab or window2020 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) is available. Proposals are due November 25, 2019, by 4:00 p.m. PDT, through link opens in new tab or windowCDFW WebGrants.;

link opens in new tab or windowApplication Workshops (PDF) are scheduled for October 17, and November 6, 2019.

The following are additional application resources:

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.

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.