News and Announcements Archive

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  • April 25, 2022

The Wildlife Conservation Board has just released the new Pre-Application form for project proposals on WCB’s Grant Opportunities page. This Pre-Application is associated with WCB’s General Grant Guidelines (PDF) which were released in March 2022. WCB will receive applications on a continuous basis.

Categories: General, Grant News
  • April 1, 2022

The Wildlife Conservation Board is hosting a workshop on April 6th at 11 a.m. to discuss the new WCB General Grant Guidelines. The workshop will be via zoom through the link below. At the workshop, WCB staff will present the new guidelines and application process, and answer questions from attendees. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the WCB website.

Join the webinar

Categories: General, Grant News
  • March 22, 2022

The Wildlife Conservation Board has prepared new General Grant Guidelines (PDF) which are now available. The goal of the new Guidelines is to simplify and streamline the grant application process for applicants with a single pre-application and full application process. A workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to discuss the Guidelines and answer questions. Please hold the date/time if you are interested. More details about how to join the workshop will follow.

Categories: General, Grant News
  • September 20, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board’s 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) for the Stream Flow Enhancement Program is now available. Under this Solicitation, approximately $15 million is anticipated to be available for award through Proposition 1. The primary focus is on enhancing flow in streams that support anadromous fish; support special status, threatened, endangered, or at-risk species; and/or provide resilience to climate change. Enhanced stream flow is defined as a change in the amount, timing, and/or quality of the water flowing down a stream, or a portion of a stream, to benefit fish and wildlife.

In addition, priorities of the 2021 Stream Flow Enhancement Program solicitation will be to support projects that:

  • Directly result in meaningful increases in the availability and/or quality of water in streams such as through the acquisition or long-term dedication of water rights.
  • Are located in southern California, though projects located in other regions will also be accepted.
  • Evaluate stream flow conditions and stream responses to previous Stream Flow Enhancement Program projects.
  • Are consistent with the objectives and actions outlined in the California Water Action Plan.

Concept Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, on October 18, 2021. WCB will then invite select applicants to submit full proposals. Please see the Program page to access the Concept Proposal application form. For questions, contact the Stream Flow Enhancement Program at wcbstreamflow@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: Grant News
  • September 7, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board's 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) for wildlife corridor and fish passage projects is now available. Proposals may be for planning or implementation projects that construct, repair, modify, or remove transportation infrastructure or water resources infrastructure improving passage for wildlife or fish. Additional consideration will be given for projects that restore or enhance wildlife mobility or fish passage across barriers whose impacts on migration have been increased by drought conditions.

All applicants must complete the online Pre-Application by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 5, 2021. WCB will then invite select applicants to submit full proposals.

For questions regarding this PSN or the Program, please contact WCB Program manager, Don Crocker, at WCBcorridors@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: General, Grant News
  • May 27, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board's Public Access Program 2021 Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) is now available. PSN priorities include boating access, hunting, and fishing, and non-consumptive wildlife recreation projects. Proposed projects may be for planning or implementation.

All applicants must complete the online concept application by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on June 29, 2021. WCB will then invite select applicants to submit full proposals. For questions regarding this PSN or the Program, please contact WCB's Public Access Program at WCBPublicAccess@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: Grant News
  • May 24, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board will host a webinar on preparing a competitive application on June 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. for the Public Access Program’s 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice. This webinar will provide information on the Public Access Program, the competitive grant process, and tips for writing a competitive proposal. This optional webinar will be via Microsoft Teams.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

(916) 535-0984

Conference ID: 482 400 333#

Categories: Grant News
  • May 11, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board is preparing to release the 2021 PSN for the Public Access Program (Program). Now is the time to discuss your project ideas with WCB staff and to ask questions about the Program, priorities, and process. See the Consultation Announcement (PDF) for more information. Take advantage of this voluntary opportunity.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Categories: Grant News
  • April 1, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board’s 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) for the Lower American River Conservancy Program is now available. Proposals for implementation projects and land acquisitions that result in enduring benefits to the lower American River Parkway are encouraged. The primary focus is on projects that improve the quality of water that flows into and within the American River Parkway and projects that restore or enhance fish and wildlife habitat and other natural resources.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, on May 14, 2021. For questions, contact the Lower American River Conservancy Program at LARCP@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: Grant News
  • March 17, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board is preparing to release the 2021 PSN for the Lower American River Conservancy Program (Program) on April 1. Now is the time to discuss your project ideas with WCB staff and to ask questions about the Program, priorities, and process. The project consultation period will be open through March 31. See the link opens in new windowConsultation Announcement (PDF) for more information. Visit the Program web page for more information and helpful resources that will help potential applicants navigate the Program and know what to expect for the 2021 PSN.

This year’s PSN will not include a pre-application. The consultation period is currently the best opportunity to ask questions and get feedback. We look forward to hearing from you!

Categories: Grant News

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