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