Grant Application Opportunities and Notices

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  • June 17, 2021

CDFW awards $39 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration, Protection and Scientific Study Projects Statewide in response to the 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice.

General information about CDFW’s Proposition 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
  • May 17, 2021

The Natural Community Conservation Planning Local Assistance Grants Program Solicitation Period has now opened for FY21-22. Proposal must be submitted by June 18, 2021. Please visit CDFW’s Grants for NCCPs and HCPs website for additional information.

Categories: General
  • April 12, 2021

CDFW released its Cannabis Restoration Grant Program, 2021 Final Watershed Remediation and Enhancement Solicitation (PDF) and is now open for applications. All applications must be submitted online at: watershedgrants.wildlife.ca.gov. The deadline for applications May 14, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. PDT.

CDFW will also host an online public workshop on April 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. PDT, to provide an overview of the WebGrants application process for the current Watershed Remediation and Enhancement Solicitation and to answer any questions. Details to follow and will be posted on the CRGP web page.

Categories: Cannabis
  • March 29, 2021

CDFW’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP) recently hosted a public workshop focused on the 2021 Draft Watershed Remediation and Enhancement Solicitation. The March 24, 2021 workshop presentation (PDF) is available. A recording of the presentation and a Frequently Asked Questions document will be posted on the CRGP website soon. Please check the website for updates.

As a reminder, the deadline for public comments on the 2021 Draft Watershed Remediation and Enhancement Solicitation is March 31, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PDT. Comments can be emailed or mailed to: CDFW Cannabis Program, P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244.

Categories: Cannabis
  • March 18, 2021

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host an online public workshop on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PDT, to review the Cannabis Restoration Grant Program, 2021 Draft Watershed Remediation and Enhancement Solicitation (Solicitation) (PDF) and gather comments from the public.

Agenda and Workshop Details (PDF)

The deadline for public comments is Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PDT. Comments may be submitted to canngrantprogram@wildlife.ca.gov.

Please visit CDFW’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program web page for additional information, or email canngrantprogram@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: Cannabis
  • March 12, 2021

CDFW released its Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP), 2021 Draft Watershed Remediation and Enhancement Solicitation(Solicitation) (PDF) for public review and input. Comments may be submitted to canngrantprogram@wildlife.ca.gov. The deadline for public comments is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 4:00 PM PDT.

CDFW will also host an online public meeting on March 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PDT, to provide an overview of the draft Solicitation and gather comments from the public. Details to follow and will be posted on the CRGP web page.

Thank you.

Categories: Cannabis
  • March 9, 2021

CDFW recently hosted two workshops as part of its current Cutting the Green Tape initiative – the recordings and presentations from these workshops are now available online. The February 26 workshop (YouTube) focused on CDFW’s planned Summer 2021 Grant Solicitation. The March 2 restoration permitting workshop (YouTube) covered a variety of topics related to CDFW’s existing and new restoration permitting tools.

Below are copies of the workshop presentations:

Thank you everyone who took the time to log on and attend these workshops. Approximately 500 in total attended, providing a lot of great questions and valuable feedback. Check CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape Website for upcoming news.

Please contact us with grant workshop related questions and comments at WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov, and permitting related questions at restorationpermitting@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: General
  • March 2, 2021

CDFW is now accepting applications for projects under the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). The 2021 FRGP Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) and 2021 FRGP Guidelines (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply.

The deadline for applications is April 13, 2021, by 3:00 p.m. PDT. Applications must be submitted via CDFW WebGrants.

For more information, please see the 2021 PSN, 2021 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 the CDFW Public Notices page.

Please visit CDFW’s FRGP program website for additional information.

Categories: FRGP
  • February 22, 2021

As a reminder, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is hosting two workshops focused on restoration granting and permitting under its Cutting the Green Tape initiative. This Friday, CDFW will provide an overview and seek feedback from the public on the development of a planned Summer 2021 Grant Solicitation focused on four watersheds within CDFW’s North Coast Salmon Project that will also pilot efficiencies developed under Cutting the Green Tape. Next week, a second workshop will focus on restoration permitting, including an overview of existing and new project-specific permitting options and case studies, led by CDFW permitting specialists.

See the above Agendas for information about accessing the workshops. No registration or RSVP is necessary. We are looking forward to these workshops and hope our restoration community can join us and participate in the opportunity to provide feedback and learn more about these efforts.

Categories: Prop 1
  • February 12, 2021

The deadline to submit applications for CDFW’s Proposition 1 Grant Program is Friday, February 19, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. PDT.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been updated – please review first if you have a question. The 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice 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 10, 2021

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the restoration community to participate in two upcoming workshops focused on restoration granting and permitting under its current Cutting the Green Tape initiative. The first meeting will provide an overview of CDFW’s planned Summer 2021 Grant Solicitation which will focus on four watersheds within CDFW’s North Coast Salmon Project and will pilot efficiencies developed under Cutting the Green Tape. The second workshop will focus on restoration permitting, including an overview of existing and new project-specific permitting options and case studies, led by CDFW permitting specialists.

These workshops will provide an opportunity to provide the public an update on CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape initiative, a collective effort to develop and implement improvements to our support of ecosystem restoration, including granting and permitting processes.

Categories: Prop 1
  • January 29, 2021

CDFW has released the Draft 2021 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) for public review, comments, and project specific questions. Please send your comments to timothy.chorey@wildlife.ca.gov. Deadline for public comments is February 12, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. Regions are available to answer project specific questions regarding your proposal and the solicitation. See Appendix B for CDFW and NOAA contact information.

The FRGP Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) and FRGP Guidelines (PDF) outline the priorities and requirements to apply. See the 2021 FRGP FAQ (PDF) for more information about the 2021 PSN/Guidelines.

CDFW will host an online application public comment workshop on February 9, 10-11:30 a.m. Click here to Join the Meeting

Or call in (audio only) +1 (916) 535-0984
Phone Conference ID: 181 764 892#

Please save the dates for Regional PSN workshops:

  • Headquarters/Region 2 Workshop – March 10, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Region 1 Workshop – March 17, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Region 3 Workshop – March 15, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Region 4 Workshop – March 16, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Region 5 Workshop – March 16, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Visit CDFW's Fisheries Restoration Grant Program solicitation web page for additional information.

Categories: FRGP
  • January 29, 2021

A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF) document has been posted for the 2021 Proposition 1 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF). The FAQ will be updated as questions are submitted to WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov.

Also available:

The deadline for applications is February 19, 2021, by 4:00 p.m. PDT.

Categories: Prop 1

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