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Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Proposal Solicitation Notice Open

Mountain Meadow Sierra Nevada

Proposition 1 provides funding to meet link opens in new windowCalifornia 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 link opens in new windowProposition 1 (PDF):

  1. 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.
  2. 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 
($60 million to 52 projects)
Pie charts of CDFW Prop 1 funding by project type and by project topic

Delta Water Quality & Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program
($14 million to 16 projects)
Pie charts of CDFW Prop 1 funding by project type and by project topic



Watershed Restoration Grants Branch
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov


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