WCB's Stream Flow Enhancement Program 2018 Proposal Solicitation Notice and Application
Interested parties may now access the WCB Fiscal Year 2018-19 Proposition 1, Stream Flow Enhancement Program’s (SFEP):
All proposals must be received by Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT
The WCB prefers proposals be submitted via email as follows:
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: “Proposition 1 SFEP Proposal”
Note: Attachments must be less than 20 MB
Mailed submissions: WCB will accept submissions by mail postmarked before 5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Mailed proposals must be submitted on a data storage device (e.g., flash drive/CD)
Mail to: Wildlife Conservation Board
Attention: Proposition 1 SFEP Proposal
PO Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
All proposals must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT
California voters approved the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1). Proposition 1 authorized the Legislature to appropriate $200 million to the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) to administer the California Stream Flow Enhancement Program (Program). The Program awards grant funding on a competitive basis to projects representing the mission of the WCB and address the three goals of the California Water Action Plan: reliability, restoration, and resilience. Funding is directed to projects predicted to result in significant enhancement to the amount, timing and/or quality of water available for anadromous fish, special status, threatened, endangered or at risk species; or provide resilience to climate change.
Specifically, the goals of the Program are to:
Support projects that lead to meaningful increases in the availability and quality of water in streams, particularly by protecting and restoring functional ecological flows for streams and wetlands identified as priority for fish and wildlife.
- Support projects that work to remove key barriers to securing enhanced flows for nature (e.g., by making it easier to change the timing of flows as needed, crafting long-term programs that allow for short-term leases/transfers for nature, or streamlining processes for long-term transfers of water for stream flow)
- Support projects that allocate resources for infrastructure (e.g., gauges) for evaluating streamflow conditions in California’s streams that help better understand how streamflow conditions respond to efforts to improve flows.