The Inland Wetlands Conservation Program (IWCP) was created to assist the Central Valley Joint Venture (CVJV) in its mission is to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands and associated habitats. The CVJV, a partnership of twenty two public and private organizations and agencies, has identified through its Implementation Plan, specific goals to increase migratory bird populations.
The Inland Wetland Conservation Program (IWCP) jurisdiction matches that of the Central Valley Joint Venture and includes most of the watershed of the Central Valley. The Implementation Plan and the IWCP, however, continue to focus on the Central Valley floor, which extends approximately 400 miles from Red Bluff in the north to Bakersfield in the south and encompasses the following nine basins: Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yolo, American, Suisun Marsh, Delta, San Joaquin, and Tulare.
Eligible activities under this program include:
Acquisition of land or water for wetlands or wildlife friendly agriculture
Acquisition of conservation easements
Restoration of public or private lands
Enhancement of existing degraded habitats
Eligible recipients for grants under this program include:
Local governmental agencies
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Matching Funding Requirement:
Cost share is not required but may be beneficial, in particular to complete a larger project. Applications with higher proportions of secured cost share contribution towards total project cost will score more points through the “Cost Share” application evaluation criterion.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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