Central Valley Tributaries

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Closed (3 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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The Program will fund multi-benefit flood risk reduction projects. The projects to be funded by this Program shall: (1) address flood risk for urban communities, small communities and/or rural areas; and (2) enhance ecosystems, including fish and wildlife habitat and improving water quality downstream. Projects must be in the Central Valley of California.


This Program will implement flood risk reduction projects with fish and wildlife habitat enhancements in the Central Valley of California (excluding Legal Delta). Priority points will be given to projects associated with supporting Voluntary Agreements to improve water quality in the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta. 

Eligible funding recipients include any California public agency, nonprofit organization, or Tribe.

Projects must include a capital asset acquisition or construction component that must not yet be under construction or acquisition to be eligible. Design, environmental documentation, and studies may be incorporated into the project scope, but cannot be funded as stand-alone projects. Any acquisitions must be from willing sellers to be eligible for reimbursement.

Special consideration will be given to economically distressed or disadvantaged communities when scoring applicants. Local cost share maximum is 50%, however multiple mechanisms to reduce local cost share are detailed in the guidelines.  Local cost share may be reduced to 0% depending on the economic status of a community benefitted by a proposed project.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligibile applicants must have legal authority and jurisdiction to implement a flood control program and the authority to make land use decisions at the project site.

Eligible Geographies:

Eligible projects must be located in the Central Valley of California, excluding the legal Delta, in or adjacent to the Statewide Planning area as shown in the Guidelines.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Local cost share starts at 50% and may be as low as 0% depending on economic status of area / communities benefitted by the project and other criteria described in the Guidelines.

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.
Spring 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
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:

California Proposition 1 (2014) Bond funds.

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:
Sami Nall, 1-916-574-1432, Sami.Nall@water.ca.gov