Proposition 1 Grant Program

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Closed (4 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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Implementing the California Water Action Plan in the Coachella Valley.


Any project that meets the objectives of Proposition 1 may apply, but the Conservancy is particularly interested in the following endeavors:


Land acquisition projects that preserve watershed features, flows into the aquifer, Whitewater River and Flood Plain or the Salton Sea; prevent flooding; or conserve habitat areas for endangered or threatened species of animals and plants. Watershed restoration or enhancement projects, such as those that reclaim natural features like streambeds, washes, or percolation areas; remove invasive species that draw excessive amounts of water from the aquifer or harm endangered or threatened species; or create refugia or new habitat area for such species. Infrastructure projects that facilitate water management or develop delivery structures that help reduce water use or enhance efficiency in a manner that complements surrounding habitat values.


A pre application consultation meeting must be requested by July 20, 2021.   As part of that process, a short pre application form must be submitted.  Please contact the Conservancy to schedule the meeting and request the form.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

Projects must be located within, or provide direct benefits to, the jurisdiction of the Conservancy which is entirely within Riverside County and matches the boundaries of the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

Matching Funding Requirement:

While there is no minimum amount of matching funding required, applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain other funding.    Most Prop 1 grants made by the Conservancy have provided 20 - 30% of their funding from elsewhere.

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.
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:

All funding is provided by 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)

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,