2018-2019 San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program

Departmental Grant ID:
2019SJFPEP
Portal ID:
1092
Status:
Closed (12 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

SJFPEP funds projects through local assistance grants or direct expenditures to improve conditions for survival of various life stages of salmonids and other native fish populations in the lower San Joaquin River watershed, and to reduce vulnerability of native fishes to water diversions, predation, and other impacts to their populations at all life stages within or upstream of the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta (Delta).

Description:

The SJFPEP will give priority to projects that are consistent with or aligned with existing priorities of the CalFed Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) Stage 1 priority actions, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Recovery Plan for The Evolutionarily Significant Units of Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook Salmon and Central Valley Spring-run Chinook Salmon and the Distinct Population Segment of California Central Valley Steelhead and voluntary agreements that may be identified as part of the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update process.

Requires a single applicant that is a local public agency or a nonprofit organization.

Priority will be given to projects that are aligned with the Ecosystem Restoration Stage 1 Actions identified in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Implementation Plan. The actions include improving and increasing aquatic habitats and ecological functions to support sustainable and diverse populations of aquatic species (to view the full implementation plan, refer to the Bay-Delta Program website.

Priority will also be given to projects that are aligned with the NOAA Fisheries Recovery Plan for The Evolutionarily Significant Units of Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook Salmon and Central Valley Spring-run Chinook Salmon and the Distinct Population Segment of California Central Valley Steelhead and Voluntary Agreements that may be identified as part of the Water Board’s BayDelta Water Quality Control Plan update process. See the RSP website for applicable planning documents.

All projects must benefit native fishes in the lower San Joaquin River watershed. Eligible project types include, but are not limited to:

Spawning habitat projects that include adequate substrate, temperature, aeration, and access.

Rearing habitat projects that provide sufficient cover, hydraulic complexity, refugia, temperature, flow, and food web structure with adequate seasonal timing and duration.

Water temperature improvement projects that include hydraulic modification to increase reserves of cold water including shading of water surface, channel modifications that could provide cool water refugia, and replacement of exotic plants with native plants.

Water quality improvements targeting low oxygen or pollutantconcentrations.

Habitat connectivity projects that link habitat structure to provide continuityand reduce exposure to poor quality river reaches.

Migration enhancements through barrier removal or passageimprovements such as ladders or natural roughened channels, diversionmodification and/or consolidation to eliminate entrainment, etc. thatprovide new or enhanced passage of adult and juvenile fishes.

Restoration of natural river processes and morphology, includingavailability of naturalized flow, interaction of groundwater and surfacewater, sediment transport mechanisms, scour and deposition, and channelmeander.

For general grant requirements and to download a copy of the solicitation guidelines, visit the RSP grants webpage.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Local public agencies and certified nonprofits are eligible to receive funding under the RSP and SJFPEP. Privately held corporations, non-public entities, and individual landowners are not eligible. Other applicant types such as federally recognized tribes, tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s Tribal Consultation List, orcommunity groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Eligible Geographies:

Limited in geographic scope to the tributaries of the San Joaquin River, including the Cosumnes, Mokelumne, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and the Merced rivers, and the San Joaquin River between its confluence with the Mokelumne River and its confluence with the Merced River. All projects must benefit native fishes in the lower San Joaquin River watershed

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
May 18, 2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
3 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$38,970,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Proposition 13, the Costa-Machado Water Act of 2000 (Water Code, Section 79000 et seq.), authorizes DWR to fund projects that enhance native fish populations and reduce their vulnerability to water diversions at all life stages within or upstream of the Delta in the San Joaquin River Basin. Funding under the Riverine Stewardship Program, and its sub-program SJFPEP, will be awarded through a competitive process. There is no maximum award limit.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

A complete application is one that is submitted to GRanTS on time and contains all required attachments or reasons for any omissions. All applications that meet the eligibility requirements and are considered complete, will be evaluated further for funding.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.