California State Duck Stamp Project

Portal ID:
4486
Status:
Closed (16 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

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 achieve these goals the Department has adopted the following four objectives:

  1. Identify activities which are needed for the conservation and maintenance of California's waterfowl habitat on public land.
  2. Develop and fund project-specific strategies to protect, enhance, maintain or restore significant waterfowl habitat on public land.
  3. Develop and fund project-specific strategies to conserve waterfowl populations.
  4. Develop, administer, and fund a grants program for waterfowl conservation.

Description:

The California State Duck Stamp (Stamp Project) was created by legislation in 1971 (Fish and Game Code §3702). The stamp is required when hunting waterfowl and purchased by stamp collectors. All funds generated by the sale of stamps are deposited in the State Duck Stamp Account, administered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department). The funds can only be used for projects approved by the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) for the purpose of protecting, preserving, restoring, enhancing, and developing migratory waterfowl breeding and wintering habitat, evaluating habitat projects, and conducting waterfowl resource assessments and other waterfowl related research. These funds also may be used to reimburse nonprofit organizations for completed habitat projects.

During winter, wetlands and agricultural habitats in California, especially the Central Valley, support the largest single concentration of waterfowl (currently three to four million) in North America. This concentration represents more than 60 percent of all waterfowl wintering in the Pacific Flyway and more than 20 percent of all waterfowl wintering in North America. These birds are almost entirely dependent on water and habitat provided through human activities due to the significant loss of wetlands in California.

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 achieve these goals the Department has adopted the following four objectives:

1.     Identify activities which are needed for the conservation and maintenance of California's waterfowl habitat on public land.

2.     Develop and fund project-specific strategies to protect, enhance, maintain or restore significant waterfowl habitat on public land.

3.     Develop and fund project-specific strategies to conserve waterfowl populations.

4.     Develop, administer, and fund a grants program for waterfowl conservation.

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

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).

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Late June 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Fall 2021-April 2024

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$1,135,000
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.
No
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:

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

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)

Funding Method Notes:

Grants and contracts.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-502-1139, Melanie.Weaver@wildlife.ca.gov