Grant Application Opportunities and Notices

  • March 13, 2024

Governor Newsom announced today CDFW's award of $50 million in grants to 15 projects to support a diverse array of habitat restoration projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, McCloud River, and wetland and meadow projects statewide. These projects include several that directly support Governor Newsom’s recently released California’s Salmon Strategy for a Hotter, Drier Future, which outlines six priorities and 71 actions to build healthier, thriving salmon populations in California.

Funding for these projects comes from CDFW's Drought for Protecting Salmon, Addressing Climate Impacts, and Nature Based Solutions initiatives, as well as the remaining funds from CDFW's Proposition 1 funded Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program. See press release for the list of awarded projects.

Categories: Cutting the Green Tape, FRGP, General, Prop 1, Restoration Grants
  • 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 with any questions.

Categories: Cutting the Green Tape, Restoration Grants
  • 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

Please contact with any questions.

Categories: Cutting the Green Tape, Prop 1
  • 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

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