Upland Game Bird Account Grant Program

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Funds shall be expended for the purpose of acquiring land, completing projects and implementing programs to benefit upland game bird species, and expanding public hunting opportunities and related public outreach, including, enhancing upland game bird habitat.



CDFW is soliciting proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations in the following subject areas:

Research, Habitat Restoration, Enhancement and Acquisition, Hunting Opportunity and or Outreach

Projects that include but are not limited to the research, habitat restoration, enhancement or acquisition to benefit upland game bird species consistent with program management plans or expand hunting opportunity on or adjacent to public lands will be given priority. Specific areas of focus include:

ResearchEvaluation of precision and cost-effectiveness of methods to estimate abundance of native upland game birds.Impacts of wildfire on quail habitat, occupancy and abundance over time.Population genomic studies of native upland game birds. 

Habitat Restoration, Enhancement and Acquisition Cost-effective restoration and maintenance practices of native upland habitat. 

Hunting Opportunity and OutreachExpanding and or enhancing hunting opportunity of upland birds to the public.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible entities include private landowners, public and private entities, including nonprofit organizations, and California Native American tribes.  For-profit enterprises are ineligible.

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.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
28 days

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:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Upland Game Bird Management Account. Funds are generated from sales of Upland Game Bird validations. 

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:

Funds cannot be disbursed until there is an executed agreement between CDFW and the project applicant. Payments will be made on a reimbursement basis where the recipient submits an invoice that must be approved and is then reimbursed by CDFW). Funds for construction will not be disbursed until all of the required environmental compliance and permitting documents have been received by CDFW.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Dan Skalos, 1-916-698-1146, Dan.Skalos@wildlife.ca.gov