Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

Approximately $1.6M is available nationwide for projects meeting program priorities. Awards range from $25,000 to $50,000 with an average size of $40,000 and 40-50 grants awarded per year. Grants should span 12 to 18 months with a start date in late summer/early fall 2023. Participating partners include: U.S. EPA Five Star Restoration Training Program, Urban Waters Federal … Read more

Round 3 Funding CA MPA Outreach & Education

OPC has funded Coastal Quest to administer the third round of a small grants program to support outreach and education projects that increase outreach and engagement of California’s marine protected areas. This program will provide grants between $25,000 and $100,000 to proposals that engage or conduct outreach targeting: the recreational and commercial fishing communities communities … Read more

Resilience Hubs

This grant program will support the development of local “resilience hubs” aimed at providing a physical space or set of resources that supports community resilience—such as access to power, shelter, and information—to climate-driven extreme weather events, including wildfires, as well as future Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events.

Better Together Resilient Communities

This grant program will fund projects that build community resilience and capacity to withstand climate-related hazards through collaborative, community-driven approaches. Eligible applicants will be governmental organizations, educational institutions, or certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and must include a local or tribal government within Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) service area as a partner. Applicants must … Read more

California Conservation Agreements

To perform conservation planning on private lands and complete conservation plans under NRCS conservation planning policy. Emphasis will be placed on projects that provide technical assistance to NRCS staff in the implementation of Farm Bill conservation programs in California counties. NRCS seeks collaboration with conservation partners and outside entities to perform conservation planning on private … Read more

California Plant Conservation and Restoration Management

Eligible Applicants: Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities City or township governments Independent school districts Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) The Plant Conservation and Restoration Management Program was created in response to large-scale wildfires in the Western U.S. Because of a lack of native seed, in 2001 Congress directed the Bureau … Read more

California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program 2021 Call for Concepts

The California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program (Program) is accepting concept proposals for projects that provide meaningful and sustainable improvements to riparian habitats. Projects located in southern California (south of San Luis Obispo County) will be prioritized, as well as projects that advance the California Biodiversity Initiative (Executive Order N-82-20). Concept proposals should be for: 1. … Read more

Nonpoint source grants

The NPS Program administers grant money it receives from United States Environmental Protection Agency through Section 319(h) of the Federal Clean Water Act and from the state Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration Fund. These grant funds can be used to implement projects or programs that will help to reduce NPS pollution. Projects that qualify for … Read more

Sustainable Groundwater Management Watershed Coordinator Program Grant

The primary goal of the Program is to improve watershed areas and related groundwater sustainability by supporting local watershed and groundwater improvement efforts. To do this, the Program will fund watershed coordinator positions to facilitate watershed and groundwater improvement efforts in areas of the state most immediately impacted by the implementation of SGMA, with groundwater … Read more