2020 Pacific Flyway Conservation Proposal Solicitation Notice

Portal ID:
1134
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

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:

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.  More information regarding these Joint Ventures can be found below:

Migratory Bird Joint Ventures Central Valley Joint Venture Intermountain West Joint Venture Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Sonoran Joint Venture

Projects can be located on public (state, local and/or federal) and/or private land. Nonprofit organizations and public agencies (state, local and federal) are eligible to submit grant proposals in response to this PSN.

Project types eligible for this PSN include:

Implementation (e.g., “shovel ready” projects such as restoration and enhancement) Planning (e.g., design and environmental review that lead to future implementation) Acquisition (e.g., fee title, conservation easement, or agricultural easement) PSN Priorities

Applications must advance multi-benefit climate adaption and resiliency projects that support the habitat/species conservation objectives of one of the five North American Migratory Bird Joint Ventures located within the State of California.  Example projects and their relative priority in this PSN are identified below.  

The following (in no particular order) examples do not provide an exhaustive list of possible projects.  In general, implementation and acquisition projects will be prioritized over planning projects.

Priority 1

Restoration/enhancement of seasonal wetlands through construction/improvement of levees, ditches and habitat features such as swales, islands, and the planting of emergent cover Development/improvement of water conveyance infrastructure such as lift pumps and water control structures to provide water to wetlands Establishment/enhancement of semi-permanent wetlands (brood water) Establishment/enhancement of upland/nesting habitat adjacent to semi-permanent or reverse-cycle wetlands Acquisitions (fee title or conservation easement) that protect migratory bird habitat

Priority 2

Restoration/enhancement of tidal marsh or estuarine habitat Restoration/enhancement of wet meadow habitat, including rangelands Restoration/enhancement of riparian habitat Removal of non-native vegetation, and restoration of native vegetation Agricultural easements that provide habitat benefits to migratory birds and other wildlife Application Process

WCB staff will evaluate pre-applications and offer applicants feedback regarding alignment with PSN priorities, overall merit, and any ineligible costs. 

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 awarding agency (WCB) and is provided by the applicant and/or other sources.  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 throu10gh 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.
$10,000,000
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 has 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:

Applicants where projects are located in a DAC can request advanced funding, all other disbursements will be paid 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, 1-916-445-0357, WCBFlyway@wildlife.ca.gov