California Water Plan eNews – 5/15/19

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Secretary Crowfoot discusses California water issues in wide-ranging interview
  • Climate Change Program releases vulnerability assessment for DWR assets
  • $48.5 million awarded by CDFW to 38 ecosystem projects statewide
  • CNRA accepting grant proposals for green infrastructure projects
  • Exploring how natural and working lands can contribute to carbon neutrality
  • Annual Groundwater Sustainability Agency Summit set for next month in Fresno
  • The Nature Conservancy adds resources to its Groundwater Resources Hub

Wetlands Funding Opportunity from CDFW

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program is planning its grant cycle for 2019.  Project areas include coastal tidal wetlands, Delta wetlands, inland wetlands, and mountain meadows.  Grant details and timelines are available on the individual fact sheets.

Main Program Webpage:

2019 IRWM Implementation Round 1 Grant Program Guidelines and Final PSP Available

The Department of Water Resources has released the Final Proposition 1 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Grant Program documents, including:

  • 2019 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines
  • Round 1 – Implementation Grant Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP)

These newly released documents, as well as other information about the Proposition 1 IRWM Grant Program can be found at: 

California Water Plan eNews – 4/24/19

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • $222 million available in grants for IRWM implementation projects
  • Rural drought advisory group to meet next week in Sacramento
  • 2019 grant cycle being planned for wetlands and meadows grants
  • Climate change research program to collect input at six California colleges
  • Strategic Growth Council to adopt new operating guidelines at next meeting
  • Southern California Water Coalition quarterly luncheon set for Friday in Carson
  • Helping agencies maintain groundwater quality while complying with SGMA

Department of Conservation Prop 68 Working Lands and Riparian Corridors Program Workshops

The Department of Conservation is hosting three workshops to present the on the Proposition 68 Working Lands and Riparian Corridors Program Guidelines and Solicitation Notices for Land Trust Capacity and Project Development Grants and Local and Regional Planning Projects Grants and to solicit input from the public.  Please join us for one of the following workshops:

May 9

11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
(first presentation at 11:00 A.M., Second Presentation at 1 P.M.)
Madera County Government Center
Classroom 2005 – second floor
200 W 4th St, Suite 4200, Madera, 93637

May 15

San Diego
Date, Time, and Location TBD

May 16

10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Department of Conservation, Division of Land Resource Protection
Walnut Room
801 K Street, Sacramento CA 95816
Webcast will be available for the May 16 workshop. Please RSVP as space is limited by calling 916-324-0850 or email.

More information about the draft Guidelines and solicitations can be found at the Department of Conservations program website.  Public comment will be accepted until May 20, 2019 and may be submitted via email.

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Funding Opportunities Newsletter – April-May 2019

Sierra Nevada Conservancy


April-May 2019

Funding Research Memos for fuel reduction, parks and trails, habitat preservation, environmental education, and other program areas are available on the SNC funding opportunities webpage. This is a great way to find funding opportunities for your projects!

Upcoming Grants that Might be of Interest:

Your SNC Area Representative can help you set up an individual consultation with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general fund development strategies. To take advantage of this resource, contact your Area Representative.

Grant Writing Workshops are available to help build the capacity of organizations that serve the Sierra Nevada Region. If you are interested in organizing or attending a workshop, contact your Area Representative. Upcoming workshops are scheduled in Shasta and Amador counties, and additional workshops can be scheduled upon request.


California Water Plan eNews – 4/3/2019

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Advisory council issues water data recommendations to establish new consortium
  • Webinar will cover improving communication between water suppliers and communities
  • Wildfire webinar will provide lessons learned by California water agencies
  • Save the dates for the annual UWI water conference in San Diego
  • Commissions plan joint workshop to review decarbonization goals
  • California water quality issues to be addressed at Stanford panel discussion

CNRA Draft Guidelines for Prop 68 Green Infrastructure Grant Available – Applications due June 28!

The California Natural Resources Agency has just published draft Guidelines for a new Proposition 68 Green Infrastructure grant. This program has $18.5 million dollars to invest in projects which accomplish at least one of the following:

  1. Improve a community’s ability to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
  2. Improve and protect coastal and rural economies, agricultural viability, wildlife corridors or habitat.
  3. Develop future recreational opportunities.
  4. Enhance drought tolerance, landscape resilience, and water retention.

Projects must be located in or benefit disadvantaged or severely disadvantaged communities.

The examples provided in the Guidelines include:

  • Establishment, enhancement, and expansion of neighborhood parks and community spaces.
  • Tree-canopy/shade trees.
  • Greening of public lands and structures, including schoolyards.
  • Multi-objective stormwater projects, including construction of permeable surfaces, collection basins and barriers.
  • Bioswales and rain gardens to mitigate stormwater runoff.
  • Green streets and alleyways.
  • River, creek and stream restoration.
  • Community or outdoor education gardens and orchards.
  • Non-motorized trails that provide safe routes for travel between residences, workplaces, commercial centers, and schools.
  • Heat island mitigation and energy conservation efforts through landscaping and green roof projects.
  • Acquisitions to preserve in perpetuity land for agricultural uses, open space, wetlands, etc.
  • Creation or restoration of existing wetlands, recharge ponds, floodplain, or riparian corridors.

The draft deadline for applications is June 28. The Resources Agency will be holding three public hearings on the Guidelines in early March. See the website for details.

California Water Plan eNews – 12/26/18

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Registration is open for next month’s webinar on Update 2018 draft
  • Flood-MAR concerns to be discussed during next month’s listening session
  • New program offers State funding for maintenance of flood control facilities
  • $37 million in grants available for cultural, community, and natural resource projects
  • Delta Science Council’s Adaptive Management Forum set for February in Davis
  • Webinar will look at present and future indoor household water efficiency
  • California, Washington, and British Columbia team up to improve forest health