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.
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:
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.
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
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.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Nonprofit organizations and public agencies (state, local and federal) are eligible to submit grant proposals in response to this PSN.
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.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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