Lower American River Conservancy Program 2020 Proposal Solicitation Notice

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Wildlife Conservation Board's Lower American River Conservancy Program's Solicitation priorities include improving the quality of water that flows within and into the American River Parkway (Parkway) and the enhancement of interpretive and educational facilities related to the Parkway and its natural, cultural, and historic resources.


The Solicitation has up to $2 million to spend, and funds expended by March 15, 2024. The Program seeks projects that result in enduring benefits to the Lower American River. The Program allows for the following types of projects: Land acquisitions, capital improvements that expand, restore, enhance, interpret, or protect the Parkway’s natural, cultural, historic, recreational, and educational resources, consistent with the American River Parkway Plan, and community access projects and programming.

Project may include, but are not limited to:

Design or implementation of stormwater capture and treatment projects• Protection and enhancement of tributaries downstream of Nimbus Dam that flow into theParkway• Capital improvement that removes invasive species from high quality, intact habitat or a largerhabitat restoration project• Habitat restoration or revegetation in areas where habitat loss or degradation has occurred• Accessibility improvements to existing interpretive and educational facilities• Development and installation of interpretive kiosks• Land acquisitions that protect significant fish and wildlife habitat or provide opportunities thatwill advance the natural resources of the Parkway

Please see the announcement on WCB’s website for the full PSN document, application form, and more information. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

“Nonprofit organization” means a Section 501 (c)(3) organization that has among its principal charitable purposes the preservation, restoration, or interpretation of the land for scientific, historic, educational, recreational, scenic, or open-space purposes, the protection of the natural environment or biological resources, or both, or the preservation of wildlife, or both.

Eligible Geographies:

Projects must be located within or adjacent to the Lower American River Parkway (Parkway) which is between Hazel Avenue and the confluence of the American River with the Sacramento River.  Additionally, Proposition 68 requires that at least 20 percent of the chapter funds available be allocated for projects serving severely disadvantaged communities. 

Matching Funding Requirement:

Projects with cost share will receive more points during the application scoring process.

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.
February 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
March 15, 2024

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.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
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:

California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68)

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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

WCB may provide advance funds for planning and implementation projects that serve Disadvantaged Communities. After grant execution, grantee may request a single Advance of up to 25% of the grant award. WCB shall disburse the remainder of the grant award in arrears.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Cara Allen, 1-916-445-1095, cara.allen@wildlife.ca.gov