Urban Streams Restoration Program: Grants
The Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) provides grants to local communities for projects to:
- Reduce flooding, erosion, and associated property damage
- Restore, enhance, and/or protect the natural ecological values of streams
- Promote community involvement, education, and stewardship
At this time, we do not have funding for a future grant cycle. If funding does become available, we'll notify interested parties through our mailing list and post the details on this webpage. For further information, contact us.
Since 1985, the program has provided more than 270 grants ranging from $1,000 to $1 million to communities throughout California. The projects have included stream cleanups, bank stabilization projects, revegetation efforts, recontouring of channels to improve floodplain function and occasional acquisition of strategic floodplain properties or easements.
We Can Help You With Your Projects
Learn more about our projects by viewing the descriptions of projects we actively manage from the 2008 and 2014 grant cycles.
Although we can't provide future funding at this time, we are able to assist you with riverine ecosystem restoration projects and provide technical assistance. DWR also provides additional technical assistance.
Our services include:
- Project planning
- CEQA compliance and permitting strategies
- Refinement of stream restoration techniques
- Grant application preparation
- Funding opportunities
- Additional assistance with riverine enhancement projects
2014 & 2008 Grant Cycle Information
- 13 proposals have been awarded grant funding for a total of $8,275,000 in grant funds from Propositions 84 and 13.
- 8 contingency proposals were identified in the event additional funds become available.
- 2 contingency projects, the Antelope Creek Flood Control Project and the Daylighting Codornices Creek at Kains Street project, were subsequently funded after the lists were finalized.
12 applications have been awarded grant funding for a total of $8,840,335 in grant funds from Propositions 84 and 40.