California State Duck Stamp Project

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Closed (13 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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The goals of the Stamp Project, as described in legislation, are to protect, preserve, restore, enhance, and develop migratory waterfowl breeding and wintering habitat, evaluate habitat projects, and conduct waterfowl resource assessments and other waterfowl related research.


To accomplish the objectives, the Department is authorized to award grants (and contracts where necessary) for waterfowl conservation purposes (acquisition, restoration, enhancement, creation and research) to nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, state departments and federal agencies (Fish and Game Code § 3702). The organizations must have the specific capacity (waterfowl habitat enhancement, restoration, creation and or research experience to deliver the objectives).

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

·       Enhance/restore/maintain wintering or nesting habitat for CA waterfowl species

·       Restoring or creating brood ponds/summer water for CA waterfowl species

·       Enhancing or restoring fall and spring use areas for CA waterfowl species

·       Establishing islands and loafing bars

·       Levee repair, replacement of water control structures, pump repair and installation

·       Fence installation to control and/or manage livestock or wildlife and/or to enhance upland habitat for waterfowl nesting and goose forage

·       Removal of nonnative invasive plant species and restoration (active or passive) of native and other desirable wetland or upland vegetation

·       Research to obtain population parameters of species/subspecies/population

Investigations of limited resources for specific species or subspecies such as eelgrass for Black brant


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Eligible Geographies:


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.
June 30, 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
up to 3 FYs

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:

The Stamp Project is funded by State Duck Stamp sales (Fish and Game Code § 3702).    Lastly, this program requires a maximum of 6 percent overhead (Fish and Game Code § 3701).

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.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Melanie Weaver, 1-916-502-1139,