Grant Programs

Delta Conservancy Announces Climate Resilience, Community Access, and Natural Resource Protection Funding

The Budget Act of 2021 provided the Delta Conservancy with a one-time general fund allocation of $5,250,000 for projects that support climate resilience, community access, and natural resource protection activities that benefit the Delta (collectively known as Climate, Access, and Resource (CAR) funding).

The Delta Conservancy has determined that proposals submitted through the Conservancy’s Proposition 1 (Cycle 5) or Proposition 68 Grants Programs may be supported through the CAR program if the project meets CAR requirements. To date, the Conservancy has awarded one project initially proposed for Proposition 68 funding and is considering two additional proposals submitted in the Proposition 68 and Proposition 1 Grant Programs (May 2022 Board Meeting- Community Enhancement Grant Program Update). The Conservancy will accept new CAR proposals while funding remains available and may consider projects proposed through Proposition 68 or Proposition 1, as appropriate.

Interested applicants should review the Delta Conservancy’s General Grant Guidelines and contact Conservancy staff at contact@deltaconservancy.ca.gov for more information. The application process includes submission of a concept proposal. Delta Conservancy staff will then review the concept proposal and if the project meets the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, may invite the applicant to submit a full proposal package.

Delta Drought Response Pilot Program

To reduce drought stress in the Delta watershed, protect Delta water quality, and improve mutual understanding of agricultural practices and water conservation opportunities in different regions within the Legal Delta, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, in partnership with the Department of Water Resources and the Delta Watermaster, initiated the Delta Drought Response Pilot Program (DDRPP) in January 2022.

 

Our Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program focuses on multibenefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects, and is funded through the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1).

Our Community and Economic Enhancement Grant Program prioritizes funding for projects that address recreation and tourism, historic and cultural preservation, and environmental education. It is funded through the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68).

 

 

Tule marsh with American Coot birds in the water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Photo by ZoArt Photography

 

Logo for the California Grants Portal

 

Historic buildings on a street in Isleton in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

 

Photo by ZoArt Photography