Proposition 1 – 2014 Water Bond

Special Announcement:

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. 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 and Julia Richards no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Conservancy prior to submitting a Concept Proposal. (more…)

Proposition 1 Grants

Concept Proposal Form [ pdf ] [ doc ]

Conservancy Prop 1 Final Guidelines [pdf] [doc]

Conservancy’s Proposition 1 schedule Concept Proposal Period Full Application Due Board review/approval
Round 1 August 15 – September 30, 2015 November 16, 2015 November 2015, January 2016, and March 2016
Round 2 May 30 – July 8, 2016 September 15, 2016 November 2016, January 2017, and March 2017
Round 3 April 2, 2018 – May 11, 2018 July 13, 2018 September 20, 2018
Round 4 November 15, 2018 – January 30, 2019 April 2, 2019 September 12, 2019 and November 14, 2019
Round 5 December 12, 2019 – February 28, 2020 August 28, 2020 November 2020, January 2021

The Conservancy anticipates soliciting Notice of Funding for the next round Proposition 1 grant program late 2021. These grants are available to fund water quality and supply, watershed restoration & habitat enhancement projects. For concept proposal application form click here [ pdf ] [ doc ].

Eligible applicants include state and local public entities, nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes and mutual water companies. Any project that fulfills one or more of the objectives of Proposition 1 is eligible for consideration.

We strongly encourage applicants to contact the Conservancy for consultation before submitting a concept proposal to address environmental review, permit requirements, jurisdictional approval and requirements of Division 26.7 of the Water Code, Chapter 6, Section 79734 requires that: For restoration and ecosystem protection projects funded pursuant to this chapter, the services of the California Conservation Corps or a local conservation corps certified by the California Conservation Corps shall be used whenever feasible.

Over the next several years, the Conservancy will offer competitive grant rounds.

SDRC Proposition 1 contact and consultation information:
Dustin Harrison, Environmental Scientist (619) 390-0571

For a sample of a completed concept proposal, available with the permission of San Diego Canyonlands, click here [pdf] [doc].

Conservancy’s Proposition 1 Guidelines Update Public Workshops Conducted

Wednesday October 4, 2017 @ 1pm
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
2375 Northside Drive, Board Hearing Room
San Diego, CA 92108


Wednesday October 11, 2017 @ 9am
Santee City Hall
10601 Magnolia Avenue, Bldg. 8A
Santee, CA 92071

Submit comments by October 20, 2017 5:00pm

Reference documents:

Proposition 1 statute

California Water Action Plan