Implement the California Water Action Plan in the Coachella Valley and its watersheds.
Grants are awarded for projects that fulfill one or more of the statutory objectives of Proposition 1 and complies with the General Obligation Bond Law. Three categories of projects are specifically preferred : (a) acquisition projects involving the purchase of land for conservation that implements the key objectives of the California Water Action Plan, (b) watershed restoration projects associated with the enhancement of watershed-related natural features, such as washes, channels, streams or riverbeds, and (c) infrastructure projects related to the improvement of water management structures to complement surrounding habitat values.
Awards are made through a competitive process initiated by periodic Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA), which typically are issued once or twice a year. This NOFA was released on July 1, 2022. To respond to the the NOFA, a short preliminary application form, available from the Conservancy, must be submitted, and thereafter the applicant must participate in a pre application consultation with Conservancy staff. After that, the application can be submitted for review by the Conservancy's independent review panel and ultimately consideration by the Conservancy board. Further details on the application procedure can be found in the Proposition 1 Guidelines on the Conservancy's website.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Within the Conservancy's territorial jurisdiction. Projects that benefit economically disadvantaged communities with a median income of less than 80 % of the statewide median receive additional points in the scoring process.
Matching Funding Requirement:
While matching funds are not required, applications that include matching funds received additional points in the scoring process. Most projects that have been funded provided at least 20% in matching funds.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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