California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will accept applications for the 2021 Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program: March 22, 2021 to April 30, 2021, subject to available funds.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
Grant applicant must own/manage any aspect of the water in a reservoir where recreational activities are permitted;
Grant applicant must demonstrate that the reservoir is uninfested with dreissenid mussels;
and the reservoir must be open to the public.
To demonstrate that the reservoir is uninfested, applicants must provide mussel monitoring data collected since March 2020. Monitoring data can be from surface surveys, artificial substrates, and plankton tows.
Tier 2 Implementation Grant:
To be eligible for an implementation grant, applicants must provide a letter from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) at the time of application that states CDFW has reviewed and accepted a prevention plan for the reservoir (per Fish and Game Code Section 2302 and California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 672.1(b)). Funding may also be used towards monitoring.
Tier 1 Planning and Assessment Grant:
Applicants that do not already have a CDFW-accepted prevention plan can apply for a planning and assessment grant in order to develop a CDFW-accepted prevention plan for the reservoir. Funding may also be used towards monitoring.
For questions regarding quagga/zebra mussel monitoring, or for prevention planning, including how to obtain a letter from CDFW, contact CDFW at Invasives@wildlife.ca.gov or Telephone: (866) 440-9530.
A Solicitation Notice including application and Workshop/Webinar information will be sent prior to opening of the grant application window. The Notice will also be posted on the DBW website.