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May 23, 2018

Johnson Meadow, the largest privately-owned section of the Upper Truckee River, is now publicly owned by The Tahoe Resource Conservation District. Learn about this restoration effort at the acquisition announcement video (YouTube).

May 14, 2018 - Application Workshop Recording and Presentation Available

The link opens in new windowrecording of the May 9 application workshop (YouTube) is now available. Also available is alink opens in new tab or windowcopy of the presentation (PDF) from the workshop. A second workshop is link opens in new windowscheduled for May 30, 2018 (PDF).

April 30, 2018 - FY 2018-19 Proposal Solicitation Notice Released

CDFW is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 link opens in new windowResilience, Recovery, and Response Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF). Proposals are due June 13, 2018 through CDFW Webgrants

link opens in new windowApplication Workshops (PDF) are scheduled for May 9, 2018 and May 30, 2018. 

The following are additional applicant resources:

Program Background

Proposition 1 provides funding to meet link opens in new windowCalifornia Water Action Plan (PDF) objectives of more reliable water supplies, restoration of important species and habitat, and more resilient, sustainably managed water resources system that can better withstand inevitable and unforeseen pressures in the coming decades.

CDFW supports two Restoration Grant Programs as outlined in link opens in new windowProposition 1 (PDF):

  1. The Watershed Restoration Grant Program focuses on water quality, river, and watershed protection and restoration projects of statewide importance outside of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
  2. The Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program focuses on water quality, ecosystem restoration, and fish protection facilities that benefit the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Beginning in 2015, these grant programs are investing $285 million in projects of statewide importance outside of the Delta and $87.5 million in projects that benefit the Delta over a 10 year period. To date, the CDFW Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs awarded over $114 million to 109 multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects.


Watershed Restoration Grant Program
($93 million to 86 projects)

Pie Charts for Watershed Programs Funding Summary

Delta Water Quality & Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program
($21 million to 23 projects)


Pie Chart for Delta Program Funding Summary





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


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