News & Events
December 10, 2018 - FAQ Posted
CDFW has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF) for the 2019 Proposal Solicitation Notice.
November 28, 2018 - Second Application Workshop Recording Available
A recording of the November 28 application workshop (YouTube) is available, as is a copy of the presentation (PDF).
November 14, 2018 - Application Workshop Recording Available
A recording of the November 14 application workshop (YouTube) is available, as is a copy of the presentation (PDF). CDFW will host another application workshop (PDF) on November 28, 2018.
November 8, 2018 - Application Workshop Details
CDFW will host two application workshops, the first on November 14, 2018, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.; and the second on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. See Flyer (PDF) for details.
November 5, 2018 - Final Solicitation Released
CDFW is accepting applications for the 2019 Proposition 1 & Proposition 68 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF). Applications can be submitted online using the CDFW WebGrants website.
Deadline for Applications is December 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.m PDT. Details for application workshops will be announced shortly.
Application Materials (also can be found in WebGrants application)
November 2, 2018 - Final Guidelines Posted
The finalProposition 68 Grant Program Guidelines (PDF) have been posted.
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. CDFW Presentation (PDF). WCB Presentation (PDF).
CDFW and WCB will also host an online only public meeting (PDF) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
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 Proposition 68.
- Rivers and Streams Grants - Restoration of rivers and streams for fisheries and wildlife.
- Southern Steelhead Grants - Restoration of Southern California Steelhead habitat.
- 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.