Proposition 68 Restoration Grant Programs

News & Events

August 21, 2019 - Draft 2020 PSN Released for Public Review

The link opens in new tab or window2020 Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) is available for public review. Comments may be submitted to CDFW via email to WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov. Deadline for public comments is September 6, 2019.

CDFW will host an online public meeting to discuss the 2020 solicitation and application process on Wednesday, August 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PDT. link opens in new windowMeeting Details and Agenda (PDF).

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.

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.