March 7, 2019 – NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY PROPOSITION 68 GRANT PROGRAM

Funding for this grant program is provided by the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (“Prop 68”) approved by voters on June 2018. This funding furthers the purposes of the Conservancy’s enabling legislation, Division 22.9, which authorizes the Conservancy to undertake projects and award grants.

The San Diego River Conservancy (Conservancy) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $1 million in funding for its competitive Prop 68 Grant 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.

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

All Prop 68 grants funded by the Conservancy must be consistent with the purposes of Chapters 1-13, Sections 80000-80173. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB5

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 May 15, 2019.

For guidelines, additional information, forms and sample documents please visit: http://sdrc.ca.gov/prop68/.

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

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. 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. … read more

SDRC’s Proposition 1 Guidelines Update Public Workshops

The San Diego River Conservancy held two public workshops, one on Wednesday October 4, 2017 @ 1pm at the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, 2375 Northside Drive, Board Hearing Room, San Diego, and the other on Wednesday October 11, 2017 @ 9am at the Santee City Hall, 10601 Magnolia Avenue, Bldg. 8A, in Santee, California. Read more…

San Diego River Conservancy’s Legislative Report 2014 – 2016

Dear Members of the California State Legislature,

On behalf of the San Diego River Conservancy, thank you for your continued interest and support of work by the Conservancy to protect and enhance the unique history, natural resources and cultural heritage within the river’s watershed.

Attached is an update on the San Diego River watershed including a summary, a map highlighting selected projects for the period of 2014 to 2016, and a video.

I would personally like to thank members of the Conservancy Board, state and federal agencies, the Kumeyaay Nation, the County of San Diego, the community of Lakeside, the cities of San Diego and Santee, the Conservancy’s many community-based partners, our staff and the hundreds of volunteers who work with nonprofit organizations and local partners for their dedication and tireless efforts to make the river and its watershed a cultural, historical and natural resource for all to enjoy now and into the future.

Julia L. Richards
Executive Officer