Provides funding for prevention plans and implementation activities that help protect California’s reservoirs from a quagga and zebra (dreissenid) mussel infestation.
DBW's Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program (QZ Grant Program) provides funding for two tiers/two types of projects: 1) Planning and Assessment projects; and 2) Implementation projects. Examples of projects include: developing Prevention Plans, purchasing pressure washers/decontamination units, inspection programs including staffing, materials and supplies. DBW coordinates and collaborates with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on many aspects of this program.
- Public Agency
1)The applicant must own or manage a reservoir, or manage any aspect of the water in a reservoir, which could include the recreational activities in a reservoir, where recreational activities are permitted. 2)The reservoir must be uninfested with quagga and zebra mussels; early-detection monitoring data is required, collected between March 2020 and the date of application. 3)The reservoir must be open to the public for recreational activities.
Reservoirs within California. Defined under California Water Code, Division 3, Part I, Chapter I, Section 6004.5, a "reservoir" is referred to as "any reservoir which contains or will contain the water impounded by a dam".
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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