Riverine Stewardship Program: Grants
The Riverine Stewardship Program, in coordination with the San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP) and the Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP), will make funding available for planning and implementation of projects that restore streams, creeks, and rivers to enhance the environment for fish, wildlife, and people through one grant cycle. Check this page frequently for updates on the solicitation.
Our grant cycle begins with the release of the Draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP), which contains:
- a description of who can apply
- types of projects that can be funded
- instructions for the application
- the application review process
- the criteria for application selection for funding.
Although the Draft Guidelines and PSP contain information pertaining to both USRP and SJFPEP, grant funding program rules and procedures differ for each program. Applicants must evaluate their potential project and decide whether to either apply under USRP or under SJFPEP. If the proposed project aims to achieve the objectives of both programs, then the applicant may apply under both programs but must fill out separate information for each program.
Public Comment Period Now Open
On January 28, 2019, DWR released the Riverine Stewardship Grant Program Draft Guidelines and PSP for public review. Public comments will be accepted on the Draft Guidelines and PSP until 5 p.m. on March 15, 2019.
A notice of the release of the Draft Guidelines and PSP was sent by email to potential applicants and interested parties. Future notices will include new solicitations, document releases, upcoming workshops, and other Riverine Stewardship Program announcements. Update your preferences for subscribing or unsubscribing to our email mailing list on the ListServ page.
See the Program Schedule below for information on the three workshops we are hosting to: 1) present details on the solicitation process, the program, and Draft Guidelines, and 2) receive feedback from the public.
A recording of the workshop presentation is now available online.
The SJFPEP goals are to enhance native fish populations in the San Joaquin River watershed and reduce vulnerability of fishes to water diversions at all life stages upstream of the Delta.
The USRP goals include: (1) protecting, enhancing and restoring the natural, ecological value of streams; (2) preventing future property damage caused by flooding and bank erosion; and (3) promoting community involvement, education, and riverine stewardship.
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 RSP@water.ca.gov. Electronic files should be MS Word compatible or PDF.
2. Hard Copy via U.S. Mail
California Department of Water Resources
Division of Integrated Regional Water Management
Ecosystem Restoration & Enhancement Branch
Post Office Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236
Attention: Jim Long
3. Hard Copy via Hand Delivery
901 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attention: Jim Long
4. Participate in one of our three public meetings in person.
|Riverine Stewardship Program: San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program and Urban Streams Restoration Program Proposal Solicitation Process|
|Milestone or Activity||Tentative Schedule|
|Public Comment Period Open for Draft Guidelines and PSP||Monday January 28, 2019|
Public Meeting 1 - Red Bluff
DWR Northern Region Office
2440 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080
|Tuesday, March 5, 2019|
Public Meeting 2 - Sacramento
901 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
|Wednesday, March 6, 2019|
Public Meeting 3 - Glendale
DWR Southern Region Office
770 Fairmont Avenue, Glendale, CA 91203
Verdugo Conference Room
|Thursday, March 7, 2019|
|Public Comment Period Closes||March 15, 2019|
|DWR Releases Final Guidelines / Open Solicitation||April 19, 2019|
|Grant Applications Due to DWR||Friday June 21, 2019|
|DWR Review of Applications for Eligibility||June, July 2019|
|DWR Leads Review and Ranking of Applications by Team||July 2019|
|DWR Releases Draft Grant Awards List||Late July 2019|
|Public Comment Period Open for Draft Grant Awards||August 2019|
|Public Comment Period Closes||Late August 2019|
|Final Grant Awards Released||Late September 2019|
Final Guidelines, Application Review, and Grant Awards
After adoption of the Final Guidelines and PSP, the application period will tentatively open in mid-April 2019. Applications received by the deadline are reviewed according to the selection criteria, and a draft list of proposals recommended for grant funding is released for public comment. Subsequently, approved projects are awarded funding.
DWR uses an online application tool called GRanTS. To apply, register by establishing an account in GRanTS.
Applicants of awarded projects must enter into a grant agreement (contract). Grant disbursements generally occur after costs are incurred and are provided after review of expense documentation provided by the grantee with invoices. Throughout the project, and after project completion, reporting will be required to describe the results of the project.
- 30-day Comment Period Opens for Addendum 1 to Delta Levees Maintenance Subventions Guidelines
- Public Comment Period Opens for Central Valley Tributary Program Draft Guidelines (Comment period is now closed)
- DWR Solicits Project Proposals for Grant Funding in the Central Valley
- DWR Director Emphasizes Science-Based Approach to Addressing Climate Change
- Mendonca Dairy Restoration Project to Provide Protection for Fish, Wildlife
- Dutch Slough Project Creates Richer Habitat for Delta Fish and Wildlife
- EcoRestore: Restoring California's Great Estuary
- 2019 IEP Annual Workshop
- Public workshop for comments on the Central Valley Tributary Program Draft Guidelines--Red Bluff
- Public workshop for comments on the Central Valley Tributary Program Draft Guidelines--Fresno
Draft Guidelines and PSP - Public comment period closes Friday March 15, 2019.
- Funding Agreement (Contract) Template
- GRanTS Online Portal
- State Water Resources Control Board Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta) Plan
- Bay Delta Plan Update
- Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: Conservation Strategy
- NOAA Fisheries Recovery Plan for Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook, Central Valley Spring-run Chinook, and Central Valley steelhead
- Bond Accountability
- California Financing Coordinating Committee (Funding Fairs)
- CalFed Bay-Delta Program Implementation Plan Final Programmatic EIS / EIR Technical Appendix July 2000
Please refer to the Implementation Plan, Section 2.0 for Stage 1 Actions.