Wildlife Corridor and Fish Passage

Portal ID:
10322
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

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 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.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

Statewide

Matching Funding Requirement:

Cost share is not required but may be beneficial, in particular to complete a larger project. Applications with higher proportions of secured cost share contribution towards total project cost will score more points through the “Cost Share” application evaluation criterion.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Ongoing
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Continuous
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2-4 year grant terms

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$5,000,000
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:

Currently there are no specific funding assigned to this program. However, WCB will consider general funding sources to support this program.

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)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Don Crocker, 1-916-926-7317, don.crocker@wildlife.ca.gov