2022 Working Lands and Riparian Corridors Program Riparian Restoration Grants

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The Working Lands and Riparian Corridors program provides grants to restore or enhance working lands and riparian corridors through restoration projects on agricultural lands. Activities funded under this program must target agricultural lands and may include: ​Planning grants and implementation grants.


These grants provide funds specifically to resource conservation districts to restore or enhance riparian corridors on agricultural lands. Agricultural landowners may be willing to integrate ecosystem projects and protections in their operations but may lack the capital and/or expertise to implement these practices. The Department collaborates with resource conservation districts, landowners, and other stakeholders to plan and implement projects that support long-term sustainable management of riparian corridors on California's farms and ranches.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Resource Conservation Districts

Eligible Geographies:

State of California

Matching Funding Requirement:

Match must cover at least 25% of the total project cost. At least 40% of the match must be in cash.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
February 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 to 5 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another 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

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:

Reimbursement / Advance (for SDAC-25%)

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Shanna Atherton-Bauer, 1-916-858-9724, wlrc@conservation.ca.gov