Grant Application Opportunities and Notices

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  • February 7, 2023

The deadline to submit a pre-application for CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is Thursday, February 9, 2023.

For more information, please see the 2023 PSN (PDF), 2023 Guidelines (PDF), 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
  • February 1, 2023

CDFW will host an online public workshop (PDF) on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., to provide an update on funding opportunities through the new Restoration Grant Programs as well as permitting tools through CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape Program.

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

Categories: Cutting the Green Tape, Restoration Grants
  • January 10, 2023

CDFW is accepting applications for projects submitted under the Cannabis Restoration Grant Program, 2022-2023 Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity and the 2022-2023 Cleanup, Remediation, and Watershed Enhancement Funding Opportunity. Both funding opportunities are open, continuous, and non-competitive. Over 20 million dollars is available statewide to assist qualified cannabis cultivators become fully licensed while implementing conservation measures and to restore watersheds and wildlife habitat impacted by cannabis cultivation. Grants are provided through the Environmental Restoration and Protection Account pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 34019(f)(2).

For more information, please review the 2022-2023 Qualified Cultivator Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) and the 2022-2023 Cleanup, Remediation, and Watershed Enhancement Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF), including the project priorities and application requirements. Eligible pre-applicants will be asked to submit a full application in CDFW’s WebGrants. More information is available on the Cannabis Restoration Grant Program website.

Categories: Cannabis
  • January 5, 2023

CDFW is now accepting applications for projects under the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). The 2023 FRGP Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) and 2023 FRGP Guidelines (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply. The deadline for the required pre-application phase is no later than February 9, 2023. Eligible applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The deadline for full applications is April 20, 2023, by 3:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted via CDFW WebGrants.

For more information, please see the 2023 PSN, 2023 FRGP 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
  • December 29, 2022

CDFW announced the selection of 25 projects to received $11 million in funding through the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). These awards were made in response to the 2022 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Grant Solicitation, which received 50 proposals seeking more than $38 million in funding.

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

Categories: FRGP
  • December 22, 2022

California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery Program Grant (ESCRP; also referred to as the Traditional Section 6 Grant Program) Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN), is now posted on the ESCRP web page. The application period is open December 16, 2022 – January 27, 2023. See the PSN for application instructions.

Categories: Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery
  • December 1, 2022

The 2023 FRGP Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice (Word) and Guidelines (Word) care available for public review. A summary of the PSN updates is available in the 2023 PSN FAQ (Word). Comments may be submitted to CDFW via email to FRGP@wildlife.ca.gov. Deadline for public comments is December 15, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.

CDFW will host an online Public Workshop to discuss the 2023 solicitation and collect comments from the public on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.

Categories: FRGP
  • November 30, 2022

CDFW today announced the availability of over $200 million in new funding for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under Drought, Climate and Nature-Based Solutions Initiatives.

The Watershed Restoration Grants Branch (WRGB) has released its Call for Concepts (PDF) outlining the availability and process for applying for this funding, as well as updated WRGB General Grant Programs Guidelines (PDF) for all programs including detailed information on eligibility, project types, program and funding requirements.

To support these new initiatives, WRGB has launched a new, single application portal which will remain available on an ongoing basis, allowing applicants to submit one application for consideration under multiple funding streams. Concept proposals must be submitted electronically through CDFW WebGrants.

We are excited to usher in this new funding and a streamlined process. Please visit CDFW’s Restoration Grant Opportunities web page for additional information.

Categories: Restoration Grants
  • August 18, 2022

CDFW is now accepting applications for projects under the Upland Game Bird Account Grant Program, which benefit upland game bird populations and the habitats upon which they depend. The 2022 Upland Game Bird Account Grant Program Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. PT.

Additional information can be found on the Upland Game Bird Account Grants web page.

Categories: Upland Game Bird Account Grant
  • 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

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