San Diego River Recreational Trail Plan (formerly Gaps Analysis) – List for Discussion

The Conservancy is seeking input from the public and regional stakeholders regarding the San Diego River Recreational Trail Plan. Download the Draft (FOR DISCUSSION ONLY – WORKING COPY.)

The 30-day public review and comment period is open from Friday 9/25/2020 through 10/25/2020. Should you have any questions or comments please contact Dustin Harrison, Environmental Scientist, at (858) 500-2966, (619) 390-0571, dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov.

Greening San Diego Grant Program – Draft Grant Program Guidelines

For public review: The Greening San Diego Grant Program (Greening Program) provides funding for tree and vegetation planting projects and related green infrastructure to reduce and mitigate against Greenhouse Gasses (GHGs) and climate change. The Conservancy is interested in projects that contain a significant shade-tree planting component or to augment, expand, or better manage healthy urban, riparian and rural forests, parks and open space areas and provide multi-benefits.

The Greening Program Guidelines (Guidelines) establish the process the Conservancy will use to solicit concept proposals. Project proposals must be consistent with the Conservancy’s enabling legislation, its Strategic Plan and the Guidelines’ project selection criteria.

Comments should be emailed to dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov. Comments may also be mailed to the San Diego River Conservancy, 11769 Waterhill Road, Bldg. 2, Lakeside, CA 92040. The Guidelines will be revised based on the public comments and then presented to the Conservancy’s Governing Board Members at an upcoming public meeting for approval.

To review the draft guidelines, download the PDF

December 6, 2019 – NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY PROPOSITION 1 GRANT PROGRAM, ROUND 5

The San Diego River Conservancy (“Conservancy”) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $2.5 million in funding for the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program. Funding for this grant program is provided from the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (“Proposition 1”) approved by voters on November 2014.  This 5th round of funding furthers the purposes of Proposition 1 and the Conservancy’s enabling legislation Public Resources Code, Division 22.9, Sections 32630 et al. (“the San Diego River Conservancy Act”) and the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan.

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. If grant awarded, grantee will be required to sign a 10-20-year maintenance and operation agreement after grant period ends.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Conservancy prior to submitting a Concept Proposal. Concept Proposals are due to Dustin Harrison dustin.harrison@sdrc.ca.gov and Julia Richards julia.richards@sdrc.ca.gov no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020. Full Application is by invitation only and must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. August 28, 2020.

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

PROPOSITION 1 PROGAM MANAGER
DUSTIN HARRISON

SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY
11769 Waterhill Rd., Bldg. #2
Lakeside, CA 92040
858.500.2966

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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…