Environmental Enhancement Fund

Portal ID:
5197
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The objective of this grant program is to award grants to nonprofit organizations, cities, counties, cities and counties, districts, state agencies, and departments; and, to the extent permitted by federal law, to federal agencies to support environmental enhancement projects located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state.

Description:

The Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) grant program is administered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response. The objective of this grant program is to award grants to nonprofit organizations, cities, counties, cities and counties, districts, state agencies, and departments; and, to the extent permitted by federal law, to federal agencies to support environmental enhancement projects located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state. An enhancement project is a project that acquires habitat for preservation, or improves habitat quality and ecosystem function above baseline conditions, and that meets all of the following requirements: is located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state, as defined in California Government Code (of Section 8670.3); has measurable outcomes within a predetermined timeframe; and is designed to acquire, restore, or improve habitat or restore ecosystem function, or both, to benefit fish and wildlife.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is seeking grant applications to help fund projects that enhance or restore habitat for wildlife, with available funding totaling more than $849,000. Projects benefiting specific focus areas will be given preference for a subset of available funds. The focus areas are 1) projects in Kern or Fresno counties, and 2) projects benefiting non-perennial waterways and associated habitats including desert washes and alluvial fans. All eligible agencies and projects are encouraged to apply.

Grant requires submission of an application available at https://wildlife.ca.gov/OSPR/Science/Environmental-Enhancement-Fund/About

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Nonprofit organizations, cities, counties, cities and counties, districts, state agencies, and departments; and, to the extent permitted by federal law,  federal agencies are eligible applicants.

Eligible Geographies:

Projects located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state, as defined in California Government Code (of Section 8670.3).

Matching Funding Requirement:

Matched funds are not required by availability of matched funds and cost effectiveness of the proposed projects will be considered during project selection.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June 21, 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
June 30, 2024

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$849,000
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.
N/A
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:

Per legislation, money taken in by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSPR) for fines and penalties from civil oil spill cases and civil administrative actions goes into a fund known as the Environmental Enhancement Fund, which is the source of funds for this grant program.

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)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Daniel Orr, 1-916-599-1381, daniel.orr@wildlife.ca.gov