• Anticipated total available funding: approximately $37 million
• $6 million in Proposition 68 funds, allocated in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Act
• $31 million in Proposition 1 funds dependent upon allocation in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Act
• Grant award notifications anticipated in the Spring of 2020
Eligible entities vary slightly between the Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 grant programs. Eligibility for Proposition 1 is defined by California Water Code Sections §79702[p], §79702[s], and §79712. Eligibility for Proposition 68 is defined by Fish and Game Code Section §1501.5[b]. The following entity types are eligible for funding by both grant programs: state and local public agencies within California, federally recognized Indian tribes and State Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consulation List, and non-profit organizations. In addition, federal agencies can apply for Proposition 68 grants, and public utilities and mutual water companies can apply for Proposition 1 grants.
Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 authorize CDFW to award $457.5 million in grant funds to multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. CDFW distributes these funds on a competitive basis through the:
1. Watershed Restoration Grant Program,
2. Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program, and
3. Proposition 68 Grant Programs.
The Project Solicitation and Evaluation Guidelines for Proposition 1 Grant Programs were finalized in June 2015 and revised in October 2018. The Project Solicitation and Evaluation Guidelines for Proposition 68 Grant Programs were finalized in October 2018. These Guidelines provide a foundation for the basic requirements for project proposals; however, the information in this Solicitation supersedes any discrepancies among the documents.
Under this Solicitation, approximately $37 million is anticipated for award:
• $24 million for the Proposition 1 Watershed Restoration Grant Program,
• $7 million for the Proposition 1 Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program, and
• $6 million for Proposition 68 Rivers and Streams Restoration Grants.
CDFW anticipates that up to $4 million of the funding awarded to projects that protect and restore anadromous salmonid habitat will serve as state match for the 2020 Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund grant.
Contact us right away for further information and to run a concept by us. We will help you to determine if it is viable enough for an award.