Proposition 68 Competitive Grant Program

Portal ID:
Closed (12 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:



Prop 68 funds must be spent in a way that promotes diversity, serves a severely disadvantaged community, leverages funds, provides workforce training, and/or demonstrates readiness. Examples include expand access for diverse populations, identify and implement improvements to existing programs to increase visitation and access by diverse populations, particularly minority, low-income, and disabled populations and tribal communities.



Project types must be located within the San Diego River Watershed and may include, but are not limited to: (A) Transportation, (B) Physical activity programming, (C) Resource interpretation, (D) Multilingual translation, (E) Natural science, (F) Workforce development and career pathways, (G) Education, or (H) Communication related to water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and other outdoor pursuits.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Public Agency includes local municipalities, joint powers authority, special districts, water agencies and public universities.

Eligible Geographies:

Location must be within the San Diego River watershed.

Matching Funding Requirement:

To the extent practicable, priority for funding pursuant to this division will be given to local parks projects that have obtained all required permits and entitlements and a commitment of m2atching funds, if 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.
Summer 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2-year timeframe. 

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.
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 68 – The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018

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:

Grant funds will only be paid in arrears on a reimbursement basis. The Grantee pays for services, products or supplies, submits invoices and proof of payment and is then reimbursed. Each invoice will require a progress report. Ten percent (10%) of the amounts submitted for reimbursement will be withheld and issued as a final payment upon project completion.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Dustin Harrison, 1-619-390-0571,