Environmental Enhancement Fund

Grant proposals are not currently being accepted for this fund. Please check back summer 2023 or contact for updates on the next request for proposals.

The objective of this grant program is to award grants to nonprofit organizations, cities, counties, cities and counties, districts, state agencies, and departments; and, to the extent permitted by federal law, to federal agencies to support environmental enhancement projects located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state. An enhancement project is a project that acquires habitat for preservation, or improves habitat quality and ecosystem function above baseline conditions, and that meets all of the following requirements:

  1. Is located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state, as defined in California Government Code (of Section 8670.3);
  2. Has measurable outcomes within a predetermined timeframe.
  3. Is designed to acquire, restore, or improve habitat or restore ecosystem function, or both, to benefit fish and wildlife.


Funding Agency

California Department of Fish and Wildlife



100,000-300,000 (total of $750,000)

Funding Cycle

Application Deadline