Proposition 1 Final Grant Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package

San Joaquin River Conservancy
Notice: Now Accepting Proposition 1 Grant Applications

Multi-Benefit Water Quality, Water Supply, Ecosystem and Watershed Protection and Restoration Grant Program

The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) was approved by voters in November 2014. The total amount of funding authorized in Proposition 1 for the San Joaquin River Conservancy’s watershed protection and restoration grant program is $10 million. The Governor’s approved 2017-2018 budget includes a third-year appropriation of $3.0 million for Conservancy grants. The total funding available for the 2017-2018 grant cycle is approximately $5.9 million of which approximately $533,000 could be used for planning projects. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis using the application and evaluation process contained in the Grant Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP).

The PSP provides specific information and instructions for applying for a grant. Applicants should carefully review the Guidelines for additional information and to ensure their proposal addresses all requirements. Applicants will be required to complete the forms and the required exhibits. All materials, including the application, attachments, and supporting documentation, must be successfully submitted by 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2017, late submittals will not be accepted.

The Grant Guidelines describe in detail the Conservancy’s statutory mission, goals, objectives, and jurisdiction; the statutory purposes and intent of the grant program; and the relevant guiding plans, such as the San Joaquin River Parkway Master Plan (1997) and the California Water Action Plan. The Guidelines provide information on: program focus and benefits, anticipated types of projects, eligible grantees, eligible projects, ineligible projects, grant requirements, grant agreement provisions, and the evaluation and award process. The Guidelines also provide definitions and web links to useful references.

Click here to read the adopted Final Project Solicitation and Evaluation Guidelines. Applicants should use these Guidelines in conjunction with the Proposal Solicitation Package when applying for Conservancy Proposition 1 grants.

Click here to read the adopted Proposal Solicitation Package.

Click here to download the Proposal Solicitation Package application.

Click here to download the Detailed Budget.

Submittal Requirements

Now through Tuesday, December 5, 2017 the Conservancy is accepting grant applications in the form of a complete PSP. Applicants must submit one original, four photocopies, and one electronic copy for each proposal, on CD-ROM to:

Melinda Marks, Executive Officer
San Joaquin River Conservancy
5469 East Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727

The complete PSP must be received at the San Joaquin River Conservancy, not postmarked, by 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2017.