Proposition 1 provides funding to meet California Water Action Plan (PDF) objectives of more reliable water supplies, restoration of important species and habitat, and more resilient, sustainably managed water resources system that can better withstand inevitable and unforeseen pressures in the coming decades.
CDFW supports two Restoration Grant Programs as outlined in Proposition 1 (PDF):
- The Watershed Restoration Grant Program focuses on water quality, river, and watershed protection and restoration projects of statewide importance outside of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
- The Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program focuses on water quality, ecosystem restoration, and fish protection facilities that benefit the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Beginning in 2015, these grant programs are investing $285 million in projects of statewide importance outside of the Delta and $87.5 million in projects that benefit the Delta over a 10 year period. To date, the CDFW Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs awarded over $75 million to 68 multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects.
Watershed Restoration Grant Program
($61 million to 53 projects)
Delta Water Quality & Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program
($14 million to 16 projects)