Stream Flow Enhancement Program 2020 Proposal Solicitation Notice - CA State Grants Portal

Stream Flow Enhancement Program 2020 Proposal Solicitation Notice

Portal ID:
1905
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

Wildlife Conservation Board's Stream Flow Enhancement Program's Solicitation is seeking multi-benefit projects that result in enhanced stream flow. The primary focus is on enhancing flow in streams that support anadromous fish; support special status, threatened, endangered, or at-risk species; and/or provide resilience to climate change.

Description:

Under the Solicitation, approximately $50 million is anticipated to be available for award. Funding for Scientific Studies will be limited to $3 million through this Solicitation.

The goals of the Stream Flow Enhancement Program are threefold:

Support projects that lead to meaningful increases in the availability and/or quality of water in streams, particularly by protecting and restoring functional ecological flows for streams identified as priority for fish and wildlife. Support projects that work to remove key barriers to securing enhanced flows for nature (e.g., by making it easier to change the timing of flows as needed or streamlining processes for long-term transfers of water for stream flow). Support projects that allocate resources for infrastructure (e.g., gauges) for evaluating stream flow conditions and stream responses to enhancement efforts.

WCB will allocate SFEP funds to projects that enhance stream flows and are consistent with the objectives and actions outlined in the CWAP, with the primary focus of enhancing flow in streams that support anadromous fish; special status, threatened, endangered or at-risk species; and/or provide resilience to climate change.

Eligible entities are California public agencies (including public California universities), nonprofit organizations registered in California, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, state Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation List, and mutual water companies (California Water Code § 79712(a)).

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
  • Tribal Government

Eligible entities are California public agencies (including public California universities), nonprofit organizations registered in California, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, state Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation List, and mutual water companies (California Water Code § 79712(a)).

Matching Funding Requirement:

Not required, but percentage of cost share is a component of scoring.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
February 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
April 30, 2025

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$50,000,000
Expected number of awards 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.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award 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.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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:

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

Funding Method: 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 agreements, with the exception of Acquisition grants, will be structured to provide for payment in arrears of work being performed.

How to Apply

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