Funding Sources

Proposition 1 Funds

Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Fund of 2014

Proposition 1 authorized the Legislature to appropriate $200 million to the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) to fund projects that result in enhanced stream flows (i.e., a change in the amount, timing, and/or quality of water flowing down a stream, or a portion of a stream, to benefit fish and wildlife). WCB distributes these funds on a competitive basis through the California Stream Flow Enhancement Program.

Proposition 40 Funds

California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks and Coastal Protection Act of 2002

The Passage of the "California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002" provided $300 million to the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) for habitat protection (fee and conservation easements), restoration and development of wildlife-related public recreational opportunities. These funds are distributed (allocated) by the WCB through grants and contracts to eligible recipients for appropriate and qualified projects.

Proposition 50 Funds

The California Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002

The passage of the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002 made $940 million available to the Wildlife conservation Board (WCB) for habitat protection (fee and conservation easements), restoration and enhancement. these funds are distributed (allocated) by the WCB through grants and contracts to Eligible recipients for appropriate and qualified projects.

Proposition 68

California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018

Proposition 68, passed by California voters in June 2018, amended the PRC to add, among other articles, sections 80100(a)(3), 80110(c), 80132(a), 80132(c), 80132(e) and 80132(f), authorizing the Legislature to appropriate up to $275,000,000, as outlined below. The funds are to be used for projects that will result in enduring benefits and help meet the objectives of each separate allocation as identified in Proposition 68.

In addition, all projects must provide at least one of the following benefits, as identified in WCB’s Strategic Plan:

  • Protected or enhanced biodiversity
  • Climate change resiliency and connectivity
  • Support of the State Wildlife Action Plan priority habitats
  • Conserved or enhanced working landscapes
  • Conserved or enhanced water-related projects
  • Enhanced public access
For more information, please visit our Prop 68 Funding Opportunities.

Proposition 84 Funds - Natural Resource Protection and Restoration

The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84) authorizes $5.388 billion in general obligation bonds to fund safe drinking water, water quality and supply, flood control, waterway and natural resource protection, water pollution and contamination control, state and local park improvements, public access to natural resources, and water conservation efforts.

Wildlife Conservation Board
Physical Address: 1700 9th Street, 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95811
Mailing Address: Wildlife Conservation Board c/o CDFW, P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 445-8448 | Contact WCB