About OSPR's Environmental Enhancement Fund

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The Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) grant program is administered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response. The objective of this grant program is to award grants to nonprofit organizations, cities, counties, cities and counties, districts, state agencies, and departments; and, to the extent permitted by federal law, to federal agencies to support environmental enhancement projects located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state. An enhancement project is a project that acquires habitat for preservation, or improves habitat quality and ecosystem function above baseline conditions, and that meets all of the following requirements:

  1. Is located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state, as defined in California Government Code (of Section 8670.3);
  2. Has measurable outcomes within a predetermined timeframe.
  3. Is designed to acquire, restore, or improve habitat or restore ecosystem function, or both, to benefit fish and wildlife.

The “Grant Application and Administrative Procedures Guide for the EEF Grant” and application form, as well as “Frequently Asked Questions”, are available for download from this page. Questions may also be sent via email to Cristina.Perez@wildlife.ca.gov.

Grant proposals are not currently being accepted. Please check back or contact Cristina.Perez@wildlife.ca.gov for updates on the next request for proposals.

Completed EEF Projects

To see a list of completed projects funded through the EEF Program and their final reports, see a copy of the Completed EEF Projects List (PDF)(opens in new tab)

EEF Meetings

Contact

Cristina Perez
Email: Cristina.Perez@Wildlife.ca.gov


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