NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) – SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY – PROPOSITION 1 GRANT PROGRAM, ROUND 4

Attention Potential Applicants: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA), SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY, PROPOSITION 1 GRANT PROGRAM, ROUND 4

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Funding for this grant program is provided by the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (“Prop 1”) approved by voters on November 2014. This 4th Round of funding furthers the purposes of the Conservancy’s enabling legislation, Division 22.9, which authorizes the Conservancy to undertake projects and award grants. The Conservancy develops and supports multi-benefit projects that advance a number of goals, including resource protection, habitat restoration, flood and fire threat reduction and improved watershed health.

The San Diego River Conservancy (Conservancy) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $4 million in funding for the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program. The amount awarded will depend on the quality of the proposals submitted. Work performed under the grant agreement is subject to availability of funds through the State’s normal budget process. Payments under the grant will be made on a reimbursement basis only.

All Prop 1 grants funded by the Conservancy must achieve at least one of the Chapter 6 purposes, starting with section 79730. http://bondaccountability.resources.ca.gov/PDF/Prop1/PROPOSITION_1_text.pdf
Both Prop 1 and the Conservancy’s Program Guidelines require that projects be consistent with statewide plans and priorities as identified in the California Water Action Plan, and other state plans.

The Conservancy’s Strategic Plan Update 2018-2023 is consistent with Proposition 1 priorities, specifically: Program 1 Conserve Within the San Diego River Watershed; Program 3 Preserve and Restore Natural Resources; and Program 5 Enhance Water Quality and Natural Flood Conveyance. The Conservancy’s existing program areas address several of the purposes outlined in section 79732 of Proposition 1. http://sdrc.ca.gov/webmaster/arc/docs/StratPlan_update_2018-2023_Final.pdf

The Conservancy strongly encourages potential applicants to contact its Program Manager to discuss project ideas in advance and to identify permits needed to secure land tenure or site control for potential project locations.

Concept Proposals are due to Dustin Harrison dharrison@sdrc.ca.gov and Julia Richards jrichards@sdrc.ca.gov no later than close of business on January 30, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Conservancy prior to submitting a Concept Proposal.

For additional guidelines, information, forms and sample documents please visit: http://sdrc.ca.gov/prop-1/.

PROPOSITION 1 PROGAM MANAGER

DUSTIN HARRISON 

SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY

1350 Front Street, Suite 3024
San Diego, CA 92101
619.525.4094
dharrison@sdrc.ca.gov