California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program

Portal ID:
4960
Status:
Closed (47 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program (Program) is accepting concept proposals for projects that provide meaningful and sustainable improvements to riparian habitats.

Description:

Projects located in southern California (south of San Luis Obispo County) will be prioritized, as well as projects that advance the California Biodiversity Initiative (Executive Order N-82-20). Concept proposals should be for:

· Implementation of a capital improvement project that restores or enhances riparian habitats and functions, or

· Design and planning of a riparian habitat restoration project which leads directly to implementing a capital improvement project.

Shovel-ready implementation projects that have a completed CEQA document will be prioritized. The following project types will be emphasized:

· Restoration of native riparian vegetation biodiversity, habitat complexity and structure, and habitat for species of special concern.

· Re-establishing floodplain connectivity

· Contouring degraded, incised, or undefined streams to restore natural hydrology

· Upper watershed improvements that will benefit on-site and downstream riparian resources

Secondary funding priorities include planning projects and projects located in central and northern California.

Federal, state, and local government entities, non-profit organizations, and public districts are eligible to apply for riparian grants. The Program does not provide funding for maintenance activities or mitigation projects. Preference will be for projects that have matching funds. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Federal, state, and local government entities, non-profit organizations, and public districts are eligible to apply for riparian grants.

Eligible Geographies:

Projects located in southern California will be prioritized, as well as projects that advance the California Biodiversity Initiative (Executive Order N-82-20). Southern California includes the following counties Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino.

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.
11/2021 - 02/2022
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 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)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Cara Allen, 1-916-926-9584, cara.allen@wildlife.ca.gov