||The California Watershed Protection Fund supports projects designed to benefit the water quality of many of California's watersheds and their ecosystems. Due to funding fluctuations, the specific watersheds eligible for grants may vary – please check the list of currently eligible watersheds. This funding process is very competitive, and most grants are awarded to well-established organizations with a strong track record of community-based water quality stewardship. This year the Fund is currently accepting applications related to the following watersheds: Sacramento River, San Joaquin River, Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta, San Francisco Bay, Southern California Bight Coastal Watersheds, and Monterey Bay. In order to make space for new applicants, grantees who received funding within the last 12 months are discouraged from applying this round
For Spring application: Letters of Inquiry are due February 15th, Invited Applications are due April 1st and Grant awards will be announced in May 2016. For the Fall round letters of Inquiry are due August 15, invited applications due Oct 1 and grant awards are announced in November.