Division of Boating and Waterways Local Assistance Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program FY21

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Closed (11 total applications submitted)
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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.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

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.

Eligible Geographies:

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".

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.
August 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.
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.
$200,000 – $400,000
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:

Funding originates from a fee which is a supplemental cost to the biennial boater registration collected through the DMV. Guiding statutes and regulations: Harbors & Navigation Code Sec. 675-677; Fish & Game Code Sec. 2302; Vehicle Code Sec. 9853, 9860, & 9863; & California Code of Regulations title 14, Sec. 5200 et seq.

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:


How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
1-888-326-2822, QZGrant@parks.ca.gov