Riverine Stewardship Program
The RSP supports fish passage improvements & similar projects that increase ecological, stream management, climate, & community improvement benefits. Program goals include protecting, restoring, and enhancing the natural environment of riparian systems. RSP supports innovations in green infrastructure to provide habitat enhancements that benefit aquatic species and fish migration & help wildlife endure drought and adapt to climate change.
The Riverine Stewardship Program will prioritize funding for projects and programs that meet one or more of the following requirements:
• Can be completed expeditiously and provide near-term benefits and alleviation of urgent problems related to water supply and water quality affecting native species and aquatic habitats.
• Provide instream water quality benefits by improving aquatic habitats and restoring natural ecosystem functions through green infrastructure designs and solutions that increase water supplies, enhance water supply reliability, groundwater storage, or improve water quality.
• Support public-private partnerships.
• Align with the Water Resilience Portfolio Sections 3, 9,10,11, and/or 29.
• Further support National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Endangered Species Management and Recovery Plan that support salmon, steelhead, and other native fish populations.
• For programs and projects designed to increase water supplies, enhance water supply reliability, groundwater storage, or improve water quality.
• Concept proposals will be reviewed monthly. Applicants will be invited to submit full applications following concept review.
- Public Agency
Eligible projects must support water quality and supply consistent with Water Code section 79205.6 and may include:
-Innovative green infrastructure that enhances water availability, groundwater storage, fish and wildlife habitat restoration, creation of cool water refugia.
-Fish-friendly intakes for agriculture diversions.
-Fish passage solutions that remove barriers to fish migration or improve passage.
-Increase or improve floodplain availability.
Geographic Limit of the “Delta export service area” and Counties within the Association of Bay Area Governments (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma), areas of the state outside the delta that receive water from the State Water Project or the Central Valley Project, either directly or by exchange, by means of diversions from the Delta.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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