Category/Topic
Environment
State or Federal?
State
Summary
California voters passed the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) on June 5, 2018. Proposition 68 authorized the Legislature to appropriate $18.5 million to the California Natural Resources Agency (the “State”) for competitive grants for multibenefit green infrastructure investments in or benefiting disadvantaged or severely disadvantaged communities. This resulted in the Green Infrastructure (GI) Grant Program. It is the intent of the people of California that projects funded by Proposition 68, including the GI Grant Program, result in public benefits addressing the most critical statewide needs and priorities for public funding.

All projects must achieve measurable benefits by a) acquiring, creating, enhancing or expanding community parks and green spaces, or b) use natural systems, or systems that mimic natural systems to achieve multiple benefits to create sustainable and vibrant communities.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants include local agencies, nonprofit organizations, non-governmental land conservation organizations, federally recognized Native American tribes, or non-federally recognized California Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation List maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jun 28, 2019
Due Date Notes
Applications are submitted via the System for Online Application Review (SOAR)
Max Award
$3,000,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$3,000,000
Match Required?
No
Match Notes
Match is not required. However, priority consideration will be given to projects that leverage private, federal, or local funding.
Funder
Natural Resources Agency
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$18,500,000
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