Nov. 5, 2018 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for ecosystem restoration and protection projects under its 2019 Proposal Solicitation Notice. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020, a total of $53 million will be made available for these grants, which are funded through Propositions 1 and 68. Funding will be allocated according to a diverse set of priorities for projects statewide, including:
- $24 million for the Proposition 1 Watershed Restoration Grant Program;
- $7 million for the Proposition 1 Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program;
- $4.4 million for Proposition 68 Rivers and Streams Restoration Grants;
- $8.8 million for Proposition 68 Southern California Steelhead Grants; and
- $8.8 million for Proposition 68 Habitat Improvement Grants.
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is the fifth of 10 planned solicitations under CDFW’s
Proposition 1 Grant Programs and the first under Proposition
we reach the halfway point in funding projects through Prop.
1, we are excited to stand up new programs under Prop. 68
and extend our reach to more areas of critical need,” said
CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham. “With these grant
programs, we can sustain ongoing efforts while jump-starting
deadline to apply is Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Proposals must be submitted online at https://watershedgrants.wildlife.ca.gov.
solicitation, application instructions and other information
about the grant programs are available at www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/watersheds/restoration-grants.
projects will contribute to the objectives of California
Water Action Plan and State Wildlife Action Plan, the Delta
Plan, California EcoRestore and the fulfillment of CDFW’s
by California voters in November 2014, Proposition 1
provides funds to implement the three broad objectives of
the California Water Action Plan: establishing more reliable
water supplies, restoring important species and habitat and
creating a more resilient, sustainably managed water
resources system (water supply, water quality, flood
protection and environment) that can better withstand
inevitable and unforeseen pressures in the coming decades.
California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal
Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018
(Proposition 68), approved by California voters in June
2018, provides funds 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.
When you file your California income tax return, please consider making a voluntary contribution to the California Sea Otter Fund (line 410) or the Rare and Endangered Species Fund (line 403). Thank you!