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October 5, 2018 - Public Meeting Presentations Posted - Online Meeting Scheduled

The presentations from CDFW's and Wildlife Conservation Board's (WCB) recent public meetings to discuss Draft Guidelines for their Proposition 68 grant programs are available. link opens in new windowCDFW Presentation (PDF). link opens in new windowWCB Presentation (PDF).

CDFW and WCB will also host an link opens in new windowonline only public meeting (PDF) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. 

September 28, 2018 - Draft Solicitation Released 

CDFW has released the link opens in new windowDraft 2019 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) which contains priorities under both Propositions 1 and 68. The draft solicitation is open for public review and comment will be discussed at CDFW's public meetings along with the Draft Proposition 68 Grant Program Guidelines. The deadline to submit comments on the solicitation is October 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Comments may be emailed to WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov.

September 20, 2018 - Public Meetings Scheduled

CDFW has posted information for three public meetings to discuss its link opens in new windowDraft Proposition 68 Grant Program Guidelines (PDF). The Wildlife Conservation Board will also participate in these meetings to discuss their link opens in new windowProposition 68 Draft Guidelines (PDF). CDFW will include an overview of its Draft Fall 2018 Proposal Solicitation Notice (which will be posted soon). Dates and locations are as follows:

August 28, 2018 - Draft Guidelines Posted

CDFW has posted its link opens in new windowProposition 68 Draft Grant Program Guidelines (PDF) for public review and comment. Comments may be submitted via email to WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov. The deadline for public comments is October 10, 2018.

CDFW will conduct three public meetings in early October 2018 to present an overview of the Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines and accept public comments. Dates and details for these meetings will be announced shortly. 

Program Background

The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) was passed by voters in June of 2018. Proposition 68 provides funding to CDFW to award grants to 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.

CDFW supports three new grant opportunities as outlined in link opens in new windowProposition 68.

  1. Rivers and Streams Grants - Restoration of rivers and streams for fisheries and wildlife.
  2. Southern Steelhead Grants - Restoration of Southern California Steelhead habitat.
  3. Fish and Wildlife Improvement Grants - Improvement of conditions for fish and wildlife in streams, rivers, wildlife refuges, wetland habitat areas, and estuaries.

Beginning in 2018, the Proposition 68 Grant Program will invest $85 million in projects statewide that support the objectives of Proposition 68 and CDFW's mission to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.

CDFW is currently planning the roll-out of these grant opportunities, including three public meetings to provide opportunity for public review and comment.



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


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