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 2016-2017 budget includes a second-year appropriation of $3.5 million for Conservancy grants. 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 January 17, 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

The application period closed on January 17, 2017, and applications are currently being evaluated.