Grant Application Opportunities and Notices

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  • June 22, 2022

CDFW awards $26 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration, Protection and Scientific Study Projects Statewide in response to the 2022 Proposal Solicitation Notice.

General information about CDFW’s Prop. 1 Restoration Grant Programs, as well as a schedule for upcoming grant solicitations, once available, can be found at wildlife.ca.gov/grants.

Please contact WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Categories: Prop 1
  • April 29, 2022

California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW), Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP) released the Public Land Cleanup and Remediation Solicitation and the Watershed Enhancement Solicitation, and they are both now open for application submissions in WebGrants.

For reference, a Microsoft Word version of the 2022 Public Land Cleanup and Remediation Application Template (Word) and a Microsoft Word version of the 2022 Watershed Enhancement Application Template (Word) are available. Due date for applications is June 3, 2022, at 4:00 PM in WebGrants.

Categories: Cannabis
  • April 12, 2022

The deadline to submit applications for CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is Friday, April 15, 2022, by 3:00 p.m. PDT.

For more information, please see the 2022 PSN, 2022 Guidelines, and the FAQ (PDF). Applicants should refer to the Online Instructions (PDF) for information about how to complete the application and the Rich Text Format Application (Word) to help organize your application. Applications must be submitted via CDFW WebGrants.

Please visit CDFW’s FRGP website for additional information.

Categories: FRGP
  • April 8, 2022

Today CDFW released its Cannabis Restoration Grant Program 2022 Draft Public Land Cleanup and Remediation Solicitation (PDF), as well as the 2022 Draft Watershed Enhancement Solicitation (PDF) for public review and input. Comments may be submitted to canngrantprogram@wildlife.ca.gov. The deadline for public comments is Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. PDT.

CDFW will also host an online public meeting (PDF) on April 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. PDT, to review the draft solicitations and gather comments from the public.

Please contact canngrantprogram@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Categories: Cannabis
  • March 1, 2022

CDFW is now accepting applications for projects under the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). The 2022 FRGP Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) and 2022 FRGP Guidelines (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2022, by 3:00 p.m. PT. Applications must be submitted via CDFW WebGrants.

For more information, please see the 2022 PSN, 2022 Guidelines, and the FAQ (PDF). Applicants should refer to the Online Instructions (PDF) for information about how to complete the application and the Rich Text Format Application (Word) to help organize your application.

CDFW will be hosting several PSN workshops to assist applicants in understanding the requirements of the PSN and Guidelines. Information on the date and time of each workshop is available on FRGP’s Solicitation Page.

Categories: FRGP
  • February 24, 2022

The deadline to submit applications for CDFW’s Proposition 1 Grant Program is Friday, March 4, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. PDT.

A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF) is available – please review first if you have a question. The 2022 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply. Applications must be submitted via CDFW WebGrants.

Please visit CDFW’s Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Program website for additional information.

Categories: Prop 1
  • February 22, 2022

CDFW awards $13 Million for Coho Recovery Projects on the North Coast in response to the Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice. This solicitation was part of CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape initiative to increase the pace and scale of restoration by making the permitting and granting processes more efficient.

General information about CDFW’s Prop. 1 Restoration Grant Programs, as well as a schedule for upcoming grant solicitations, once available, can be found at wildlife.ca.gov/grants.

Please contact WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Categories: Cutting the Green Tape, Prop 1
  • February 8, 2022

CDFW recently hosted a public workshop on February 2, 2022, to review the application process for the 2022 Proposition 1 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF). The recording and presentation are now available. Links are provided below:

Additionally, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF) have been posted. The FAQ will be updated as questions are submitted to WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov.

As a reminder, the deadline for applications is March 4, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. PDT.

Categories: Prop 1
  • February 7, 2022

The 2022 FRGP Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice (Word) and Guidelines (Word) are available for public review. A summary of the PSN updates is available in the 2022 PSN FAQ (Word). Comments may be submitted to CDFW via email to FRGP@wildlife.ca.gov. Deadline for public comments is February 18, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.

CDFW will host an online Public Meeting to discuss the 2022 solicitation and collect comments from the public on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.

Categories: FRGP
  • January 24, 2022

CDFW is now accepting applications for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under its Proposition 1 Grant Programs. The 2022 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply.

The deadline for applications is March 4, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. PDT. Applications must be submitted via CDFW WebGrants.

CDFW will host an online application workshop (PDF), February 2, 2022, to review the application process. This workshop is optional and not required to apply.

Please visit CDFW’s Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Program website for additional information.

Categories: Prop 1
  • January 5, 2022

Today CDFW released its Draft 2022 Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) for public review and input. Comments may be submitted to WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov. The deadline for public comments is Friday, January 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM PDT.

CDFW will also host an online public meeting (PDF) on January 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. PDT, to review the draft solicitation and gather comments from the public.

Please contact WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Categories: Prop 1
  • December 23, 2021

CDFW announced the selection of 15 projects to receive $9.7 million in funding through the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). These awards were made in response to the 2021 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Grant Solicitation, which received 61 proposals seeking more than $35.9 million in funding. 

The list of awarded projects is available on the FRGP web page.

Categories: FRGP, Prop 1
  • December 20, 2021

CDFW is now accepting Proposition 1 consultation requests for its 2022 solicitation. Requesting a consultation is optional and not required to apply. Potential applicants may use the Consultation Request Form to request a consultation with CDFW staff.

Consultations provide an opportunity to learn more about CDFW’s Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Program and ask questions of CDFW staff. CDFW encourages prospective applicants to request a consultation early, as appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Categories: Prop 1
  • November 19, 2021

CDFW's Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery Program (ESCRP) (also referred to as the Traditional Section 6 Grant Program) Grant Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) is now posted on the ESCRP web page. The application period is open until December 22, 2021. See the PSN for application instructions.

Categories: Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery
  • November 4, 2021

Please join the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for a public meeting on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., where we will provide an update on CDFW’s new Cutting the Green Tape Program, including an overview of CDFW’s role in the new California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Statutory Exemption for Fish and Wildlife Restoration Projects.

Natural Resources Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat Dr. Jennifer Norris and CDFW Director Chuck Bonham will kick off the meeting, and CDFW staff will then provide updates on these important initiatives.

Please register for the event here and view the agenda (PDF).

We hope you can make it and are looking forward to seeing you!

Categories: Cutting the Green Tape
  • October 11, 2021

California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW), Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP) released the Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity, Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) (Solicitation), and is now open for pre-application submissions. All pre-applications (Word) must be submitted to the CRGP email at: canngrantprogram@wildlife.ca.gov and are accepted on a scheduled basis through spring of 2023.

CDFW will also host an online public workshop (PDF) on October 21, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. PDT, to provide an overview of the Solicitation and the multi-phased application process. Details can be found on the CRGP webpage.

Categories: Cannabis
  • September 28, 2021

The deadline to submit pre-applications for CDFW’s Proposition 1 North Coast Coho Recovery Solicitation is Thursday, September 30, 2021, by 4:00 p.m. PDT.

The 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) outlines the solicitation priority and requirements to apply. Applications must be submitted via CDFW WebGrants.

Please visit CDFW's Cutting the Green Tape website for additional information or contact WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Categories: Prop 1
  • September 10, 2021

CDFW recently hosted a public workshop on September 8, 2021, to provide an overview of the 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) pre-application process. The recording and presentation are now available. The FAQ document has also been updated. Links are provided below:

September 8, 2021 – Pre-Application workshop (YouTube)

Pre-Application Workshop Presentation (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)(PDF)

As a reminder, the deadline to submit a pre-application proposal is September 31, 2021, via CDFW WebGrants. Please contact WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Categories: Prop 1
  • August 30, 2021

CDFW’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP) is now accepting concept proposals in preparation for the Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity, Proposal Solicitation Notice (Solicitation). The Solicitation is scheduled for release in fall of 2021 and will be open for applying until spring of 2023. A link to the project consultation request form and more information can be found in the Concept Consultation Request Notification (PDF). CRGP anticipates holding a virtual public workshop in fall of 2021 to go over the concept proposal opportunity and Solicitation. Details to follow and will be posted on the CRGP web page.

Categories: Cannabis
  • August 30, 2021

CDFW is now accepting pre-application proposals for projects under its Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Program. The 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply. This Solicitation is part of CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape Initiative to increase the pace and scale of restoration through permitting and granting efficiencies.

The deadline for pre-applications is September 30, 2021, by 4:00 p.m. PDT. Applications must be submitted via CDFW WebGrants. All applicants are required to submit a pre-application proposal to be eligible for submittal of a full application.

CDFW will host an online pre-application workshop (PDF) on September 8, 2021, to review the application process. This workshop is optional and not required to apply.

Please visit CDFW's Cutting the Green Tape website for additional information or contact WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Categories: Prop 1

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