2020 Pacific Flyway Conservation Proposal Solicitation Notice

Portal ID:
1137
Status:
Closed (71 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) is inviting grant proposals for multi-benefit climate adaptation and resiliency projects that protect, restore or enhance migratory bird habitat associated with the Pacific Flyway.  These projects should seek to protect, restore or enhance migratory bird habitat, improve migratory bird habitat diversity, quality and connectivity, or improve management and ecological function of migratory bird habitat.

Description:

The WCB is an independent state board with the authority to carry out programs that benefit wildlife conservation in California (California Fish and Game Code 1300, et seq.).  WCB’s three main conservation functions are land acquisition, habitat restoration, and development of wildlife-oriented public access facilities.  WCB promotes this work through many conservation programs.

In June 2018, voters passed the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) which identified a need for climate adaptation and resiliency projects.  Among other things, Proposition 68 made available not less than $20 million for WCB to advance “…the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, restoration, protection, and expansion of wildlife corridors and open space to improve connectivity and reduce barriers between habitat areas and to protect and restore habitat associated with the Pacific Flyway.” (PRC 80132c).

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Nonprofit organizations and public agencies (state, local and federal) are eligible to submit grant proposals in response to this PSN.

Eligible Geographies:

Projects should be consistent with and seek to implement habitat and/or species conservation objectives of one of the five North American Migratory Bird Joint Ventures located within the State of California.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Cost share is the portion of the project cost not funded by the WCB and is provided by the applicant and/or other sources (private companies, NGO's, public agencies, and/or other entities).  A list of all cost share sources must be detailed in the budget worksheets.  Proposals with higher proportions of secured cost share contribution towards total project cost will score more points through the “Cost Share” proposal evaluation criterion.

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 1, 2021
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.
$12,000,000
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 68 (2018) made available not less than $20 million for WCB to advance “…the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, restoration, protection, and expansion of wildlife corridors and open space to improve connectivity and reduce barriers between habitat areas and to protect and restore habitat associated with the Pacific Flyway.” (PRC 80132c).

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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Projects located within a DAC may qualify for 25% Advanced Funding, all other projects will be reimbursed in arrears.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
WCBFlyway@wildlife.ca.gov, 1-916-926-7523, James.Croft@wildlife.ca.gov