Community and Economic Enhancement Grant Program Draft Grant Guidelines
Now Open for Public Comment
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy has opened the Community and Economic Enhancement Grant Program Draft Grant Guidelines for public comment. The public comment period will close October 31, 2019. A public workshop will be held Thursday, October 24th from 9:30 am-11:30 am at the Delta Conservancy Conference Room, 1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6, West Sacramento, CA 95691. RSVPs are appreciated.
Public comments and RSVP should be sent to email@example.com (email link). Public comments may also be mailed to:
Proposition 68 Public Comment
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Want to Prevent California’s Katrina?
Grow a Marsh
By: Moises Velasquez-Manoff,
Bay Nature Magazine, Sept 16, 2019
Subsidence is a problem in the Delta because much of the water that irrigates the Central Valley, and that many Californians depend on for drinking water, is pumped through a sprawling network of canals from the Delta. A large enough breach of those levees—especially if it affected many of the Delta’s 57 islands simultaneously—could hamper the flow of fresh water to the Central Valley, leaving huge swaths of the state without usable water for months, even years. Click here to read the full article (web link).
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Awards $11 Million in Proposition 1 Grants
We are proud to announce that the Delta Conservancy Board has approved seven grants, totaling $11 million, as part of the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Grant Program.
Combined, these seven projects involve 51 entities partnering together to improve the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The $11 million awarded in this cycle will fund the following projects.
- Blacklock Restoration: Phragmites Control Project ($387,440), Department of Water Resources – Test methods for controlling invasive species for future restoration at the Blacklock restoration site.
- Delta Working Waterways Habitat Restoration Planning ($347,481), Solano Resource Conservation District – Plan for restoration and enhancement of waterways and edge habitats on working lands in Solano County.
- Paradise Cut Conservation and Flood Management Project, Phase 2 ($265,254), San Joaquin County Resource Conservation District – Outreach and planning to advance the Paradise Cut Flood Bypass in San Joaquin County.
- Lower San Joaquin Riparian Corridor ($522,027), American Rivers – Plan for restoration of floodplain and riparian habitat along the lower San Joaquin River.
- Marsh Creek Channel Restoration ($519,493), American Rivers – Plan for restoration of floodplain and riparian habitat along Marsh Creek.
- Nutria Eradication Project, Phase 2 ($8,483,080), California Department of Fish and Wildlife – To prevent detrimental impacts to habitat and water quality by eradicating nutria, a destructive invasive species.
- Oakley Creekside Park ($436,465), City of Oakley – Plan for restoration of floodplain and riparian habitat along Marsh Creek.
These projects are part of the fourth cycle of Proposition 1 grants awarded by the Delta Conservancy. To date the program has funded $35.3 million for 26 grants, benefiting more than 8,065 acres of habitat in the Delta.
Funding Opportunity Announcement: Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region has announced a funding opportunity of the Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants. Eligible applicants include Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the CALFED Solution area within the State of California. For more information, click here to view the Funding Opportunity Announcement (web link).