State or Federal?
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce its Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs Proposal Solicitation Notice (Solicitation) for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. This Solicitation focuses on building resiliency, assisting recovery and responding to recent extreme events narrowing the statewide focus within several key areas: planning and implementation of wildfire recovery response projects, implementation projects that focus on Central Valley anadromous fishes, and implementation of shovel-ready restoration projects. Our ecosystems continue to struggle with immediate issues from the aftermath of last year’s devastating wildfires and longstanding environmental challenges including salmon resiliency in the Central Valley.

This solicitation contains two grant programs: the Watershed Restoration Grant Program and the Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program. The Watershed Restoration Grant Program provides funding for water quality, river, and watershed protection and restoration projects of statewide importance outside of the Delta. Funding shall only be used for projects that will provide fisheries or ecosystem benefits or improvements that are greater than required applicable environmental mitigation measures or compliance obligations.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
Eligible entities are California public agencies (including public California universities), nonprofit organizations registered in California, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, State Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation List, and mutual water companies (California Water Code §79712[a]).

The Watershed Restoration Grant Program proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:
- Central Valley Salmon Resilience and Recovery
- Large-scale Wildfire Recovery Response
- Restoration Project Implementation

Eligible project categories are planning (fire recovery proposals only) or implementation.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jun 13, 2018
Due Date Notes
Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m., PDT on June 13, 2018.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Apr 30, 2018
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
CDFW has scheduled two online workshops to provide technical assistance with the Solicitation and WebGrants Application system:
1. May 9, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
2. May 30, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Information on the workshops and materials can be found at:
Match Required?
Match Notes
Cost share is not required, however proposals with higher proportions of secured cost share will receive higher scores during the evaluation process.
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Up to $24 million is available for the Watershed Restoration Grant Program.
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