Public Comment Period Opens for Riverine Stewardship Grant Program


The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the opening of the public comment period for the Riverine Stewardship Program: San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP) & Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) Grants Draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP).

The 45-day public comment period begins today, January 27, 2022, and will close at 5 p.m. on March 14, 2022. Following review of the public comments, DWR will release the final guidelines and solicit proposals.

The draft guidelines and PSP, as well as detailed information on the solicitation rules, procedures, and process can be accessed at the Riverine Stewardship Program – Grants webpage.

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DWR will grant funds through the Riverine Stewardship Program, SJFPEP and, URSP, for planning and implementation of projects that restore streams, creeks, and rivers to enhance the environment for fish, wildlife, and people.

Comment Period

Public comments can be submitted for the Draft Guidelines and PSP by one of the following methods:

1. Electronic Mail

Transmitted comments should be sent to Electronic files should be MS Word compatible or PDF.

2. Hard Copy via U.S. Mail

California Department of Water Resources

Division of Regional Assistance

Special Restoration Initiatives Branch

Post Office Box 942836

Sacramento, CA 94236

Attention: Esther Tracy


Virtual Public Workshops

DWR will host two virtual public workshops on the draft guidelines. The times and dates of these public workshops are listed below. A recording of the meeting will be posted online on the Riverine Stewardship Program – Grants webpage

Date: March 1, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Link to attend
Call in (audio only) Phone Conference ID:

USA 8774029753 (US Toll Free) Conference code: 459931

Date:  March 3, 2022
Time: 10 a.m.Link to attend:

Call in (audio only): Phone Conference ID

USA 8774029753 (US Toll Free) Conference code: 459931