Wildlife Corridor and Fish Passage Program 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice

Portal ID:
6847
Status:
Closed (46 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The Program is seeking proposals for planning or implementation projects that construct, repair, modify, or remove transportation infrastructure or water resources infrastructure improving passage for wildlife or fish. Additional consideration will be given for projects that restore or enhance wildlife mobility or fish passage across barriers whose impacts on migration have been increased by drought conditions.

Description:

WCB anticipates awarding up to $30 million in grants selected through this PSN, and funds must be expended by March 31, 2026. WCB is seeking projects that restore or enhance habitat in wildlife migration corridors or that remove impediments to fish passage. Examples of project types and their priority are identified below. All projects
must provide for improved fish or wildlife mobility, and further the objectives of Proposition 68. The Program supports the following priorities:

Priority 1:

-Construction of wildlife overcrossings and undercrossings in areas where wildlife mortality due to traffic interactions imperil a sensitive species.

-Restoration or enhancement of natural habitats that provide a visual screen in wildlife corridors for migrating wildlife species that are sensitive to human presence or to direct wildlife away from roadways and toward existing migration corridors.

-Removal of instream impediments to fish passage such as weirs, check dams or other water supply and flood control infrastructure.

-Installation of fish friendly culverts, fish ladders, bypass channels or other measures that allow migratory fish to go under, around or over passage barriers.

-Planning projects that provide designs and environmental review for future restoration projects at sites that are listed on either of CDFW’s 2020 Wildlife Movement Priority Barrier List or 2019 Fish Passage Priority List.

Priority 2:

-Installation of fencing or other measures that will direct wildlife away from roadways and toward existing migration corridors.

-Planning projects that provide designs and environmental review for future wildlife corridor and fish passage restoration projects at sites that are not listed on either of CDFW’s 2020 Wildlife Movement Priority Barrier List or 2019 Fish Passage Priority List.

These examples should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of eligible project types and projects that are not Priority 1 or Priority 2 will still be considered. 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

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies (federal, state, and local) are eligible.

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 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
March 31, 2026

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$30,000,000
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.
No
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:

Proposition 68, General Fund

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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

WCB may provide advance funds for planning and implementation projects that serve Disadvantaged Communities. After grant execution, grantee may request a single Advance of up to 25% of the grant award. WCB shall disburse the remainder of the grant award in arrears.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Don Crocker, 1-916-445-0356, WCBcorridors@wildlife.ca.gov