Application and Selection Process
Concept Proposal - CDFW is accepting proposal applications (continuous)
The application process begins with a concept proposal submitted through CDFW's WebGrants(opens in new tab) portal. CDFW will review concept proposals as received. Upon review, CDFW will contact applicants regarding next steps. Applicants awarded funding will work with CDFW to develop a grant agreement. If applicable, CDFW will contact applicants if proposals are deemed not sufficient and need additional information.
Applicants may consult with CDFW staff at any time, including before submitting a concept proposal to discuss their projects. To request a consultation, fill out the Consultation Request Form.
Eligible concept applicants may be invited to submit a supplemental application to some programs, such as Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 etc. The applicant will be required to provide additional project information to CDFW. CDFW will provide further instructions for the supplemental application to applicants on an invitation-only.
Award Schedule and Timelines
CDFW will review and award proposals on an ongoing basis, as often as monthly for Drought, Climate, and Nature Based Solutions eligible projects.
Unless otherwise limited by the funding sources or individual program guidelines, eligible applicants for funding include: Tribes, nonprofit organizations and public agencies.
Other entities that are not eligible to apply for funding to the programs may work as subcontractors for an eligible applicant.