Grant Application Opportunities and Notices

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  • 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
  • August 27, 2021

California Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program - FY 2021-22 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) released. Applications are due October 1, 2021. See program page for details.

Please submit applications or questions to CWHP@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: CA Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program
  • July 23, 2021

California Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program – FY 2021-22 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) available for review and public comment. Comments due August 23, 2021. See program page for details.

Please submit comments or questions to CWHP@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: CA Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program
  • July 13, 2021

CDFW recently hosted a public workshop on June 29, 2021, to provide an overview of the concept proposal and project-specific consultation process, in preparation for the Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) – the recording and presentation are now available.

June 29, 2021 - Call for Concept workshop (YouTube)

Call for Concept Workshop Presentation (PDF)

As a reminder, the deadline to submit a concept proposal is July 31, 2021. Please contact WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

Categories: Prop 1
  • June 23, 2021

CDFW is now accepting concept proposals and scheduling consultations for the Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) until July 31, 2021.

Additionally, CDFW will host a public workshop (PDF) to provide an overview of the concept proposal and project-specific consultation process on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Categories: Prop 1
  • 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

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