Restoration Grant Programs
Drought - Protecting Salmon - Funding for planning and implementation projects that enhance resiliency to drought and climate change through restoration, protection, or enhancement of riparian and aquatic habitat and river channels, reconnection of historical flood plains, or improvements to ecological functions.
Addressing Climate Impacts - Funding for projects addressing urgent degrading water and habitat conditions due to climate change impacts.
Wetlands and Mountain Meadows Restoration - Funding for Mountain Meadows and non-coastal Wetlands restoration consistent with the Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy(opens in new tab) and Pathways to 30x30(opens in new tab).
Wildlife Corridors - Funding to support connectivity projects that advance multi-benefit and nature-based solutions, consistent with the State Wildlife Action Plan, the California Wildlife Barriers Report, and the Fish Passage Annual Legislative Report.
Cutting the Green Tape
CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape program(opens in new tab) is a statewide effort, representing the department’s environmental permitting and grant funding programs with added support from its general counsel and executive leadership. This program is leading efforts to develop and implement improvements to the way the department issues permit and administers its grant programs, to accelerate the pace and scale of restoration throughout the state.
We're ready to help you with your project. Contact us at RestorationPermitting@wildlife.ca.gov.
In-Person Restoration Grant Funding and Permitting Workshops
CDFW and the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) hosted multiple in-person workshops throughout California, to provide information on grant funding opportunities as well as permitting tools available through CDFWs Cutting the Green Tape Program.
Restoration Grant Funding and Permitting Online Workshop Presentation
The presentation slides (PDF)(opens in new tab) from the February 23, 2023, workshop are now available.