This Solicitation will mark the seventh annual award cycle under CDFWâ€™s Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs since first starting in 2015. CDFWâ€™s Proposition 1 Grant Programs currently support hundreds of projects in the collective mission to protect and restore Californiaâ€™s diverse ecosystems. This Solicitation also follows a year of unprecedented and ongoing challenges including COVID-19 and devastating wildfires throughout California.
This Solicitation addresses priorities which will contribute to the objectives of Proposition 1, and that contribute to the implementation of California Water Action Plan, State Wildlife Action Plan, Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy, Delta Plan, California EcoRestore, Safeguarding California Plan, the California Biodiversity Initiative, and the fulfillment of CDFWâ€™s Mission. This solicitation also focuses on projects that address impacts from recent wildfires throughout California.
1. Anticipated total available funding: up to $40 million, dependent upon allocation in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget Act.
2. Grant award notifications anticipated in May/June 2021.
3. Awarded projects may start as early as July 1, 2021.
4. Grant-funded project work must be completed by March 15, 2025. Agreements with California public universities must be completed by January 1, 2025.