The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking grant proposals for projects that will restore or enhance wetlands and result in a net reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide important co-benefits. All eligible projects must include implementation actions that restore or enhance coastal tidal wetlands, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta wetlands, mountain meadows, or seasonal inland wetlands. Projects must provide quantifiable GHG benefits and co-benefits that include monitoring and assessment activities to document GHG benefits and co-benefits achieved through project implementation. Project areas: Coastal Tidal Wetlands (includes parts of LA County), Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Wetlands, Mountain Meadows, and Seasonal Inland Wetlands.
Applicants may request funding for both Planning and Implementation Phases of a project. The Planning Phase includes completing CEQA/NEPA compliance, environmental permitting, and developing engineering design plans to at least 65%. Final Application Proposals for Implementation Only projects must include 65% plans and an accompanying basis of design (BOD) report.