Proposition 68 – The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018

Chapter 8 of Proposition 68, entitled “State Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Board, and Authority Funding,” allocates one hundred eighty million dollars ($180,000,000) to state Conservancies for projects according to their governing statutes for their specified purposes. Twelve million dollars ($12,000,000) of the funds available in Chapter 8 are allocated to the San Diego River Conservancy.  Over the next several years, the Conservancy will offer competitive grant rounds every other year until funds are expended.

The San Diego River Conservancy (Conservancy) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $1 million under its Proposition 68 competitive grant program for FY 19/20. 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. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Conservancy prior to submitting a Concept Proposal.

Eligible applicants include public agencies, special districts, joint powers authority, public colleges, public universities, nonprofit organizations that qualifies under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or Indian Tribes that are either federally recognized or listed on the current Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation List. All projects must be consistent with purposes of the funding source. ( and requirements of the State General Obligation Bond Law. (

Final Guidelines for the Conservancy’s Proposition 68 Grant Program

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Proposition 68 Grants

Conservancy’s Proposition 68 schedule Concept Proposal Period Full Application Due Board review/approval
Round 1 (FY 19/20) March 20 – May 15, 2019 July 30, 2019 January and March 2020
Round 2 (FY 21/22) January 4 – February 26, 2021 May 31, 2021 July and September 2021
Round 3 (FY 23/24) January 4 – February 24, 2023 May 23, 2023 September 2023

We strongly encourage applicants to contact the Conservancy for consultation before submitting a concept proposal to address environmental review, permit requirements, jurisdictional approval and other program requirements.

For 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 and Native American Indian consultation is required.

SDRC Proposition 68 contact and consultation information:
Dustin Harrison, Environmental Scientist (619) 390-0571


Conservancy’s Proposition 68 Guidelines Public Workshops:

Wednesday February 13, 2019 @ 10 am
State Building
1350 Front Street, 6th Floor (Golden Bear Room)
San Diego, CA 92101


Wednesday February 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
El Cajon Police Department
Community Room
100 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020