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 our funding solicitations and other program activities.If you have any questions regarding this grant cycle, please contact us at RSP@water.ca.gov.
Final Award List for the San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program Announced
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the Final Award List for the 2019 Riverine Stewardship: San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP) grant solicitation. DWR is awarding approximately $11 million in Proposition 13 grant funding for five projects that enhance native fish populations in the lower San Joaquin River watershed and reduce their vulnerability to water diversions at all life stages upstream of the Delta.
|Project Name||Applicants||Amount Funded||Project Location (Counties)|
|Bobcat Flat Phase III||Tuolumne River Conservancy||$2,129,890||Stanislaus|
|Merced River Salmonid Habitat Restoration Project - Above Henderson Park||Merced Irrigation District||$2,480,872||Merced|
|Basso/La Grange Reach Floodplain Restoration||Tuolumne River Preservation Trust/ Tuolumne River Conservancy||$3,738,713||Stanislaus|
|Turlock Irrigation District Harding and Nielsen Drain Fish Barrier Project||Turlock Irrigation District||$517,480||Merced, Stanislaus|
|Tuolumne River Regional Park Carpenter Road Floodplain Restoration Project||Tuolumne River Preservation Trust/ City of Modesto||$2,137,837||Stanislaus|
|Total Amount Funded||$11,004,792|
DWR will send a copy of this information to interested parties on our email list and will notify each award recipient individually.
For more information on document releases, new solicitations, and other grant-related announcements, subscribe to the RSP mailing list.
The SJFPEP funds projects that enhance native fish populations and reduce their vulnerability to water diversions at all life stages within or upstream of the Delta in the San Joaquin Basin. Funding priorities are based on project proposals that align best with Ecosystem Restoration Stage 1 Actions identified in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Implementation Plan, the Voluntary Agreements that may be part of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan (BDWQCP), and the NOAA Fisheries Recovery Plans for winter-run Chinook Salmon, spring-run Chinook Salmon, and Central Valley Steelhead. The 2019 SJFPEP solicitation is funded by Proposition 13 (Public Resources Code, § 79000 et seq.).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. The 2019 USRP solicitation is funded by Propositions 84 and 68.
On March 26, 2020, DWR released the Final Awards List for the 2019 USRP solicitation. The solicitation period closed on August 30, 2019. A 15-day public comment period began on January 29, 2020, when the Draft Award List was published. The projects shown on the table below have been selected to receive funding for the 2019 Riverine Stewardship Solicitation under the Urban Stream Restoration Program.
|Church Street Extension / Trout Creek Restoration||Town of Truckee/ Truckee River Watershed Council||$1,000,000.00||Truckee (Nevada County)
|Powers Creek Restoration Project||Mad River Alliance/ City of Blue Lake||$639,278.00||Humboldt County
|Town Creek Restoration and Education Project||Eel River Recovery Project/ Round Valley County Water District||$293,325.00||Mendocino County
|Buena Vista Creek Restoration and DAC Stewardship Planning Project|| City of Oceanside/
Buena Vista Audubon Society
|$275,800.00||San Diego County
|San Ysidro Debris Basin Improvement Project|| Santa Barbara County Flood Control & Water Conservation District/
South Coast Habitat Restoration
|$351,417.00|| Santa Barbara County
|Wildcat Creek Fish Passage and Community Engagement *||Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District/ Trout Unlimited||$523,385.00|| Contra Costa County
|Courtland Creek Restoration Project in Courtland Creek Park||City of Oakland/ Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation||$1,000,000.00|| Alameda County
|Tally Ho Stream Restoration||Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District/ Creeklands Conservation||$250,335.85|| San Luis Obispo County
|Broadway Creek Restoration Project *||City of El Cajon/ The San Diego River Pak Foundation||$1,000,000.00|| San Diego County
|Morrison Creek Revitalization Project||City of Sacramento/ Sacramento Community Land Trust||$697,000.00||Sacramento County
|Belmont Creek Stream Restoration at Twins Pines Park||County of San Mateo Department of Public works/Belmont Park Boosters||$1,000,000.00|| San Mateo County
- Final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package
- Instructions for Electronic Submittal of PSP: SJFPEP
- Instructions for Electronic Submittal of PSP: USRP
*Templates are available for download in GRanTS.
- 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)