Lower American River Conservancy Program 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice

Portal ID:
Closed (5 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:



Proposals that result in enduring benefits to the lower American River Parkway are encouraged. The primary focus is on implementation projects and land acquisitions that improve the quality of water that flows into and within the American River Parkway and projects that restore or enhance fish and wildlife habitat and other natural resources. Projects located in the Woodlake and Cal Expo plan areas will also be prioritized. 


The Solicitation has up to $2 million to spend, and funds must be expended by March 31, 2025. The Program allows for the following types of projects: Land acquisitions, planning and implementation projects for 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:

·Protection and enhancement of tributaries downstream of Nimbus Dam that flow into the Parkway

·Implementation of stormwater capture and treatment projects

·Habitat restoration or revegetation in the Cal Expo or Woodlake areas where habitat loss or degradation has occurred

·Capital improvement that removes invasive species from high quality, intact habitat or a large-scale habitat restoration project

·Land acquisitions that protect significant fish and wildlife habitat or provide opportunities that will advance the values of the Parkway

·Planning and design for stormwater capture and treatment projects

·Capital improvement project that minimizes trail erosion and stabilizes channel banks

·Fabrication and installation of natural or cultural interpretive panels

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

Eligible entities include local public agencies (city and county) and nonprofit organizations, i.e. 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. 

Projects located within the Cal Expo and Woodlake plan areas will be prioritized.

Matching Funding Requirement:

A 20% match is required for any project that does not provide benefits to a severely disadvantaged community. Cost share is recommended for projects that provide benefits to a severely disadvantaged community but is not required.

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.
November 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
March 15, 2025

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, 1-916-926-9584, cara.allen@wildlife.ca.gov