Proposition 1 Grant Program

Portal ID:
Closed (3 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:



Implement the California Water Action Plan in the Coachella Valley


The Conservancy board has identified three priority areas for funding:   watershed land acquisition, watershed or endangered species habitat restoration, or infrastructure that improves water management in a manner that complements surrounding habitat values.  Projects that serve economically disadvantaged communities receive additional points in the competitive scoring process.

Applicants are required to participate in a pre application consultation meeting that begins with submission of a short pre proposal on a form available from the Conservancy.  Once that consultation is completed, the applicant must submit a project narrative and application as described more particularly in the grant program guidelines available on the Conservancy's website.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

Within the Coachella Valley or in the surrounding mountains.

Matching Funding Requirement:

While not required, matching or leveraged funds will improve the project's point score in the competitive 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.
January 11, 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
3 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.
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:

Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014

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:

Funding is on a reimbursement basis only.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Diana Rosas, 1-760-776-5026,