Proposition 68 Restoration Grant Programs

Note: This page provides background about CDFW Proposition 68 Grants. For the latest solicitation and current information about applying for Proposition 68 Restoration grants, visit the Proposition 1/Proposition 68 Grant Applications page.

The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, And Outdoor Access For All Act Of 2018 (Proposition 68) funding for CDFW grants for 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

The link opens in new windowProject Solicitation and Evaluation Guidelines for Proposition 68 Grant Programs were finalized in October 2019. These Guidelines provide the basic requirements for project proposals; however, the information in the current solicitation supersedes any discrepancies among the documents.

The following entity types are eligible for funding by Proposition 68 grants: public agencies, non-profit organizations, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, state Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission's California Tribal Consultation List, and mutual water companies.

The CDFW Watershed Restoration Grants Branch distributes Proposition 68 funds on a competitive basis to projects that address these priorities:

  • River and Stream Restoration - Restoration of rivers and streams for fisheries and wildlife
  • Southern Steelhead Habitat Restoration - Restoration of Southern California Steelhead habitat
  • Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration - Improvement of conditions for fish and wildlife in streams, rivers, wildlife refuges, wetland habitat areas, and estuaries

Proposition 68 funds supports three types of projects: 1) planning, 2) implementation, and 3) acquisition projects.

For information about other CDFW grants, visit the main Grants page.