Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program

Training and Workshops for Potential Proposition 1 Applicants

Looking for opportunities to learn more about the Proposition 1 Grant Program or topics relevant to successful project development and implementation?

You can find information on upcoming workshops or recommended training here. This page is continually updated. If there are no workshops or training highlighted, be sure to check back regularly.

 

 

2016-2017 Grant Solicitation Timeframe

The current solicitation is now closed. Funding decisions will be made on April 26, 2017 at the Conservancy’s Board meeting. Funded projects will be added to the Current Active Grants page. Information about the 2017-2018 grant solicitation will be available soon.

Timeline

 

 

 

 

 

 


Background Information

The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Prop. 1) was approved by voters in November 2014. Prop. 1 provides funding to implement the three objectives of the California Water Action Plan: more reliable water supplies, restoration of important species and habitat and a more resilient and sustainably managed water infrastructure. The Conservancy’s Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program intends to focus on the restoration of important species and habitat.

In Prop. 1, $50 million is identified for the Conservancy “for competitive grants for multibenefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects in accordance with statewide priorities.” (Sec. 79730 and 79731). Per Prop. 1 and the Conservancy’s enabling legislation, emphasis will be placed on projects using public lands and those that “maximize voluntary landowner participation in projects that provide measureable and long-lasting habitat or species improvements in the Delta.” To the extent feasible, projects need to promote state planning priorities and sustainable communities strategies consistent with Government Code 65080(b)(2)(B). Furthermore, all proposed projects must be consistent with statewide priorities as identified in Prop. 1, the California Water Action Plan, the Conservancy’s enabling legislation, the Delta Plan, and the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan.

Program Focus

  • Ecosystem Restoration and Enhancement
  • Water Quality
  • Water-Related Agricultural Sustainability

Eligible Applicants

  • California public agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public utilities
  • Federally recognized Indian tribes
  • State Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation List
  • Mutual water companies

Proposals for project implementation funds must adhere to the State General Obligation Bond Law, which requires that capital outlay projects be maintained for a minimum of 15 years (section 16727(a)): ”Proceeds from the sale of any bonds issued pursuant to this chapter shall be used only for the following purposes: (a) The costs of construction or acquisition of capital assets. “Capital assets” mean tangible physical property with an expected useful life of 15 years or more.”

 

Information on Active Grants

2016-2017 Grant Proposals Received

2015-2016 Grant Proposals Received

 

Relevant Forms and Documents

2016-2017 Grant Guidelines

Landowner Access Agreement Template

Sample Grant Agreement Template

 

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Jensen at (916) 375-2087 or prop1grants@deltaconservancy.ca.gov