FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2019 Wetlands GHG Grant Program Schedule

From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: CDFW is planning a 2019 grant cycle for the Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program. This year’s solicitation will include a two-phase application process, including both pre-application and full proposal phases. CDFW will release a draft solicitation for public review and comment in Spring 2019, followed by a final solicitation in late Spring. Details […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: California Coastal Resilience Funding Opportunity

From the Ocean Protection Council: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is currently accepting preproposals for the National Coastal Resilience Fund. NFWF will award approximately $29 million in grants on a competitive basis throughout the United States to create, expand, and restore coastal and estuarine natural systems. Grants will support projects that will increase protection for communities from coastal storms, […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: NRCS Invites Proposals for 2019 Conservation Innovation Grants

From the USDA/Natural Resource Conservation Service: USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is now accepting proposals for its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. Up to $500,000 is available for one- to three-year grants. The maximum award amount for any project will not exceed $75,000 in fiscal year 2019. Proposals are due by June 10, 2019. CIG is a voluntary […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: USDA Announces Sign-Up Period for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program

From the USDA/NRCS: The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding this year is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical conservation program, which helps […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: EPA Administrator Wheeler Announces New WIFIA Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

Funding could leverage $6 billion in public and private investment for construction-ready projects to protect drinking water from lead and emerging contaminants, upgrade aging infrastructure, promote water recycling and reuse From the US EPA: Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the availability of funding to provide an estimated $6 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: USDA Offers Conservation Assistance to Landowners to Protect Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands

From the Natural Resources Conservation Service: USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $450 million this year through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups wanting to restore and protect critical wetlands and protect agricultural lands and grasslands. “For over 25 years, NRCS has worked with landowners to protect […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Wetland Program Development Grants RFA now open

From US EPA, Region 9: The application period for the FY 2019-2020 Wetland Program Development Grants (WDPGs) is now open! The request for applications (RFA) is posted online at https://www.epa.gov/wetlands/region-9-wetland-program-development-grant-request-proposals. The deadline to submit your application is April 29, 2019. ALL grant applications must be submitted through the www.grants.gov website unless a waiver is obtained, you are encouraged to complete […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2019 Conservation Easement Applications for Agricultural Lands and Wetlands Due by April 12

From the USDA: USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP offers two conservation easement options: Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE). While the new 2018 Farm Bill made some changes in the popular conservation easement programs, these will not be incorporated until 2020, allowing ACEP to […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Bureau of Reclamation initiates a new funding for water operation pilots

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has initiated a new funding opportunity through its Basin Study Program for water operation pilots. These pilot studies will allow entities that have completed a basin study to build on the analyses and strategies developed in the basin study.”These pilots will allow Reclamation and its partners to explore strategies and apply […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: CDFW now accepting fisheries habitat restoration project proposals

From the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for projects under its Fiscal Year 2019-20 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN). The PSN and online grant application can be found online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/grants/frgp/solicitation. Applications must be submitted online by Friday, April 16, 2019 at 3 p.m. The […]

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