California Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for restoration projects under the Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs. Proposals are due before 4:00pm, PST on September 16, 2015.
The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1), which California voters passed in November 2014, provides funding to implement the three broad objectives of the California Water Action Plan: more reliable water supplies, the restoration of important species and habitat, and a more resilient, sustainably managed water resources system (e.g., water supply, water quality, flood protection, environment) that can better withstand inevitable and unforeseen pressures in the coming decades.
“The habitat Joint Ventures in California all likely have wetlands conservation projects that could be proposed under the one of the two restoration grant programs under Proposition 1,” said Dan Yparraguirre, CDFW Deputy Director of the Wildlife and Fisheries Division. “Mountain meadow restoration is a priority so this a great opportunity for Intermountain West Joint Venture partners to conserve valuable migratory bird habitat in the Sierras and throughout northeastern California.”
In fiscal year 2015/2016, up to $31.4 million of Proposition 1 funding is available for award through this Solicitation to fund the Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs. CDFW anticipates allocating up to $24 million for the Watershed Restoration Grant Program and up to $7 million for the Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program; however these amounts could change based on proposals received under each Program.