Planning

The North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) engages in multi-objective integrated planning to achieve its regional goals and to guide local project implementation. These regional plans incorporate the best available science and data related to watershed and community health, and include strategies informed by local expertise, knowledge and priorities. Additionally, NCRP planning documents include the relevant priorities and goals of key partner agencies, such as the California Department of Water Resources, the Strategic Growth Council, California Department of Conservation, California Resources Agency, the State Coastal Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the USDA and its agencies.

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The NCRP has a history of synchronizing statewide planning priorities with local planning efforts to guide local project implementation, including Integrated Coastal Watershed Management Plans and Storm Water Resource Management Plans. These planning documents are informed by the best available technical information and local knowledge, and include input from interested stakeholders. Local plans that are integrated into the NCRP planning process can be found on the NCRP Integrated Local Plans webpage.

The NCRP regularly develops science-based assessments and plans that fill data gaps in the region and reflect the shared goals, objectives, strategies and priorities for the North Coast Region. Supported by a Strategic Growth Council Sustainable Communities grant, the NCRP is significantly enhancing the climate change elements of its planning and implementation framework – weaving together existing plans, data, and projects into an integrated approach to addressing climate change adaptation and GHG emissions reductions while achieving other benefits such as ecosystem health, clean water, and economic vitality. The NCRP has released a number of technical reports and assessments that formed the basis of key guidance and planning documents. Technical reports, assessments and strategy plan can be found on the North Coast Integrated Regional Planning – Healthy Communities, Functional Watersheds and Viable Economies webpage.

 

NCRP Forest Health Planning

NCRP Forest Health Planning

The NCRP was awarded a block grant from the California Natural Resources Agency and Department of Conservation for planning and implementation of local and regional projects to improve forest health and increase fire resiliency. Funded by Cap-and-Trade revenues through California Climate Investments, the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program (RFFC) aims to help communities prioritize, develop, and implement projects strengthen fire resiliency, increase carbon sequestration, and facilitate greenhouse gas reductions.

NCRP RFFC WEBPAGE

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NCRP RFFC Planning

The NCRP is developing a Regional Priority Plan (RPP) that will outline a region wide strategy for fuel load reduction and forest health, including a list of priority forest health and fire resiliency projects, strategies, and tools. Where relevant, the plan and/or process will include and evaluate local strategies, proposed projects, existing treatments, and tools for counties and Tribal areas. To support project prioritization, the RPP will utilize existing spatial and non-spatial data for the region, evaluate data gaps and, where possible, fill them.

The NCRP has developed a public group on ArcGIS Online of relevant geospatial data. To access all NCRP spatial data, click here.

NCRP RFFC Demonstration Projects and Processes

Nearly $1.8 million of the NCRP Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program funding will go to fund 13 demonstration projects that are scalable, replicable, measurable, innovative and result in outcomes that will increase the scope and scale of multi-benefit forest management in the North Coast region. Lessons learned from these projects will be integrated into the final NCRP Regional Priority Plan.

NCRP RFFC Project Development Technical Assistance

The NCRP has a long history of providing technical assistance to North Coast Tribal and disadvantaged communities to support and develop local and regional projects that promote integrated and multi-benefit outcomes in the North Coast region.

Through the RFFC program, the NCRP plans to offer project development technical assistance for projects that improve forest health, increase fire resiliency and adapt to climate change. Concept proposal solicitations for project development technical assistance are anticipated to occur in the spring of 2021.

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Project Planning Tools

The NCRP has developed model planning and policy tools that are compatible with the region’s unique rural natural resource economy, promoting approaches that will help to reinforce and build the value of the natural infrastructure, while promoting functional built infrastructure, community health and economic vitality. Tools include the Small Community Toolbox, which helps water service providers make decisions about maintenance and upgrades and model planning and policy tools with context sensitive strategies that reflect local priorities, constraints and support for the specific needs in the North Coast.

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NCRP Small Community Toolbox

The Small Community Toolbox has been created to provide resources to help with system maintenance, replacement and upgrades as well as to assist in the project development process. The Toolbox is intended to help small utilities develop a “first order” understanding of what their options are, how they should begin to budget, where to find funding opportunities, and how to get help. This resource is organized around the steps associated with the “Utility Management Cycle”. Tools contained in the Toolbox may be provided as documents, maps, charts, or links to web resources. The Small Community Toolbox webpage contains more detail about this program and provides access to the tools.

PDF Resources

North Coast Plans, Policies and Reports

February 2021
The comprehensive list of plans and guidance documents includes municipal plans, climate planning, natural resources and watershed plans and assessment, state agency plans and documents, and relevant federal planning documents, including species recovery plans and salmonid recovery planning. The list is provided as an excel spreadsheet with: links to the document website, brief summary, agency,…
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Guide for Tribal Renewable Energy Sovereignty Master Planning

December 2016
Guide for Tribal Renewable Energy Sovereignty Master Planning. The Bear River Tribe developed the guide to other sovereign nations and municipalities as a template for developing on-site renewable energy to supply a year-round energy surplus for all energy needs, with particular applicability to other North Coast sovereign nations and Humboldt County.
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Planning Guide for Development of Tribal Environmental Protection Ordinances

October 2016
The Yurok Tribe developed a Planning Guide and a Model Tribal Environmental Protection Ordinance intended to assist other Tribes to improve their environmental protection programs. The Planning Guide describes the steps and options necessary to develop a Tribal Environmental Protection Ordinance.
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Model Tribal Environmental Enforcement Response Plan

August 2016
The Yurok Tribe developed a Model Tribal Environmental Enforcement Response Plan is intended to assist other Tribes to improve their environmental programs and focuses on enforcement elements. The Model Tribal Enforcement Response Plan is offered to other tribal nations as a template for their efforts, with particular applicability to other North Coast Tribal nations.
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Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System Planning Model

October 2016
The Hoopa Valley Tribe developed a guidance document about current technologies available to treat and manage wastewater on Tribal lands. The guide includes: Options Evaluation Methodology; Disposal Solutions Scenarios; and Management Model Guidelines
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Site Resilience and Energy Assessment Process for Key Assets Guide

December 2016
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority outlined a process to identify, evaluate, and prioritize critical facilities that are a good fit for on-site generation, energy-storage, and load-management systems to support continuity of operations when the grid is down, as well as reap the environmental and cost-savings benefits of those systems during regular operation. Site Resilience and Critical…
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Site Resilience and Critical Essential Services Model Toolkit

December 2016
This toolkit is designed to help with Energy Assurance Planning (EAP) for a region of interest.  Each sheet contains information and instructions for filling out the tables. More details on the general EAP process can be found in the companion document Site Resilience and Energy Assessment Process for Key Assets.
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North Coast Irrigation Water and Fertigation Management Tool

August 2017
The NCIWFMP uses Excel workbooks as an input framework for agricultural producer inputs and is based on calculating a water and nutrient balance for a variety of crop types for enhanced management of farm resources and to maximize crop production.
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Project Funding

Since 2005, the NCRP planning process and project implementation has been financed from a variety of sources, including via IRWM grant funding; California Energy Commission, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program; and Strategic Growth Council Sustainable Communities Grant funding; and local cost-share agreements with the Sonoma County Water Agency. NCRP funding awards from 2005-2020 total over $85 million and leverage over $160 million in funding match. With its commitment to achieving multiple objectives through local action, the NCRP is well poised to attract and utilize new federal, state, local, and private funding sources as they become available.

Other Funding Opportunities

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NCRP Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Planning

NCRP Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Planning

NCRP was awarded $4.25 million in funding from the California Natural Resources Agency and Department of Conservation for planning and the identification and implementation of local and regional projects to improve forest health and increase fire resiliency. The goal of the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity (RFFC) block grant is to develop a North Coast Regional Priority Plan (RPP) and to prioritize, develop, and implement projects that improve forest health and fire resilience, facilitate greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and increase carbon sequestration.

NCRP RFFC Project Development Technical Assistance Solicitation The NCRP is pleased to offer project development technical assistance through the NCRP Regional Forest & Fire Capacity (RFFC) program for projects that improve forest health, increase fire resiliency and adapt to climate change. The first solicitation deadline for submission of the project development concept proposals for technical assistance was October 15. The next solicitation will occur in 2021.

NCRP 2019 PROPOSITION 1 ROUND 1 IRWM IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT PROPOSAL SOLICITATION

NCRP 2019 PROPOSITION 1 ROUND 1 IRWM IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT GRANT

The Proposition 1 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Grant Program provides funding for projects that help meet the long term water needs of the state, including:

  • Assisting water infrastructure systems adapt to climate change;
  • Providing incentives throughout each watershed to collaborate in managing the region’s water resources and setting regional priorities for water infrastructure; and
  • Improving regional water self-reliance

The North Coast funding area Proposition 1 IRWM allocation is $26.5 M and has approximately $22 M available for implementation projects over two rounds of funding.

On March 15, the NCRP received 36 project proposals in response to the NCRP 2019 Proposition 1 IRWM Project Solicitation for a total request of approximately $35.5 million. The Technical Peer Review Committee (TPRC) conducted their technical review and met on April 18 & 19 to discuss the project proposals and select draft Priority Projects. The Policy Review Panel unanimously approved the suite of Priority Projects on April 26, 2019. The regional proposal was submitted to DWR in September 2019. On April 23, 2020 DWR announced the Final Award.

On-going Implementation Project Application Form

Increasingly, funding opportunities for project implementation require or give preference to projects that are included in an Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan. The Preliminary Implementation Project Application will provide a mechanism for including projects on an on-going basis into the NCRP IRWM Plan.

Other Funding Opportunities

SEARCHABLE WEB PAGES: GRANTS & OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Funding Navigation for California Communities. Funding Navigation for California Communities offers the most prominent funding opportunities for local governments and communities. These resources are available to communities across California and are categorized into eight “Project Types.” https://www.fundingresource.org/

California Grants Portal. This site is managed and hosted by the CA State Library to provide a centralized location to find state grant opportunities. https://www.grants.ca.gov/

Cal OES Grant Search Web Page. This web page provides information regarding FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs and has other grant-related information available. https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/grants-management

Get Ed Funding. GetEdFunding provides an easy-to-use, relevant, and reliable database, as well as resources for new and seasoned grant seekers. PreK–12 and higher education educators and experienced educational publishing writers/editors research and write entries based on thorough fact checking, alignment with curriculum, copyediting, and clarity. As the sponsor of the GetEdFunding website, CDW-G’s mission is to help educators and institutions to uncover the funds they need to supplement shoestring budgets, expand innovative programs, prepare students for the increasingly complex skills they’ll need to participate in tomorrow’s workforce, and help close the equity gap in educating students from all backgrounds and circumstances. www.getedfunding.com/

SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OPEN UNTIL FUNDING RUNS OUT

Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience.

Small Community Funding is available to help small disadvantage communities (small DACs), providing drinking water service to less than 10,000 people or wastewater service to less than 20,000 people and having a median household income (MHI) of less than 80% the statewide MHI, with technical assistance needs, interim water supplies, and implement eligible drinking water or wastewater capital improvement projects. The Small Community Funding Program continuously accepts applications starting with a simple pre-application.

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/sustainable_water_solutions/scfp.html

Continued Rental Assistance May be Available from FEMA Survivors of Major August September Wildfires       If you are a California survivor of the recent wildfires receiving rental assistance for temporary housing through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, let FEMA know if you have a continuing need.

http://www.oesnews.com/continued-rental-assistance-may-be-available-from-fema-survivors-of-major-august-september-wildfires-must-demonstrate-ongoing-need/

Opportunities for Tribal Governments through California Climate Investments. Tribal governments can receive funds to reduce climate pollution through clean transportation, agricultural equipment, clean air initiatives, land conservation projects, etc. Several opportunities are available now. Funding opportunities still available as of 4.1.21. https://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov/funding-for-tribal-governments

DOC EDA FY 2019 EDA Disaster Supplemental – $587 million. EDA announces general policies and application procedures for the Disaster Supplemental NOFO. Subject to the availability of funds, this investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act) “as a result of Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, and of wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019…”.  Applications accepted on a continuing basis, still accepting as of 4/1/21. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319126

USDA NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection. The Emergency Watershed Protection Program allows communities to quickly address serious and long-lasting damages to infrastructure and to the land. The EWP Program authorities offer NRCS the flexibility to act quickly to help local communities cope with adverse impacts resulting from natural disasters. EWP does not require a disaster declaration by federal or state government officials for program assistance to begin. The NRCS State Conservationist can declare a local watershed emergency and initiate EWP program assistance in cooperation with an eligible sponsor (see the “Eligibility” section below). NRCS will not provide funding for activities undertaken by a sponsor prior to the signing of a cooperative agreement between NRCS and the sponsor. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/landscape/ewpp/

California State Library Broadband Support Grants. The State Library is continuing and expanding its High-Speed Broadband for California Libraries Grants programs. Beginning in April of 2019, the program is expanding opportunities for qualified/eligible public libraries to apply for funding in the following areas:

  • First year connection costs
  • Equipment to support connections
  • Consulting costs related to configuration and installation of equipment
  • Construction costs related to expansion of necessary infrastructure to make connections
  • Construction costs related to required upgrades of inside wiring and other facilities to make connections viable
  • Technical network training for librarians

Libraries that have previously received support from the State Library may be eligible for additional funds. All grant application deadlines are now rolling.

Additionally, the State Library is working to make available pre-selected consultants to aid in needed community planning for qualified/eligible communities. Open as of 4.1.21. https://www.library.ca.gov/services/to-libraries/broadband/

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WITH DUE DATES

DOI Bureau of Reclamation, WaterSMART Grants: Water Marketing Strategy Grants. The objective of this NOFO is to invite States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation to develop a water marketing strategy to increase water supply reliability. Applicants under this NOFO may request funding to develop a water marketing strategy (project) to establish or expand water markets or water marketing activities. A “water marketing strategy” is a framework for implementation of water marketing activities. Development of a water marketing strategy must include: (1) Outreach and partnership building; (2) Scoping and planning activities (e.g., hydrologic, economic, legal and other types of analysis); and (3) Development of a water marketing strategy document describing how water marketing activities will be implemented. For the purposes of this NOFO, “water marketing” refers to water rights transactions (e.g., the voluntary lease, sale, or exchange of water or water rights), or voluntary agreements governing water rights, water use, or water management (e.g., non-diversion agreements, dry-year options, and agreements governing groundwater recharge and storage), undertaken in accordance with State and Federal laws, between willing participants. Applications due April 7. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331273

DOI BOR WaterSMART Grants: Water Marketing Strategy Grants. Through WaterSMART Water Marketing Strategy Grants, the Department of Interior (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) provides cost-shared financial assistance to States, Indian tribes, and local governments to develop water marketing strategies to establish or expand water markets or water marketing activities between willing participants, in compliance with state and Federal laws. Water Marketing Strategy Grants are a component of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Grants Program, which also includes Water and Energy Efficiency Grants and Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects. The objective of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to invite States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation to develop a water marketing strategy to increase water supply reliability. Applicants under this NOFO may request funding to develop a water marketing strategy (project) to establish or expand water markets or water marketing activities. Due April 7. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331273

DOI FWS Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund: Recovery Land Acquisition Grants. Section 6 of the ESA authorizes the Service to provide Federal financial assistance to eligible State agencies to support the development and implementation of conservation programs for the benefit of resident listed species. This financial assistance, provided in the form of competitive grants, is made available through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF) Grant Programs. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) applies specifically to CESCF Recovery Land Acquisition (RLA) Grants. Due April 9. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330803

BLM Operations Center Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management. To work cooperatively with a wide range of constituents to manage for the biological, chemical, and physical integrity and function and natural diversity of aquatic ecosystems. Due April 13. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331429

CA DFW Fisheries Habitat Restoration Grant Program. This program supports projects that restore, enhance, and protect anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds. Due April 13. https://wildlife.ca.gov/Grants/FRGP/Solicitation

Reefense, DOD Biological Technologies Office. Reefense seeks to develop self-healing, hybrid biological and engineered reef-mimicking structures to mitigate the coastal flooding, erosion and storm damage that increasingly threaten civilian and DoD infrastructure and personnel. Under Reefense, custom wave-attenuating base structures will promote calcareous reef organism (coral or oyster) settlement and growth, which will enable the system to self-heal and keep pace with sea level rise over time. A system will be put in place that will also attract non-reef building organisms necessary to help maintain a healthy, growing system. Finally, adaptive biology (other than genetically modified organisms) will enable improved coral and oyster resilience against disease and temperature stress, to ensure compatibility with a changing environment. Due April 14. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330681

Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program. The USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Program restores, sustains, and manages more than 140 million acres of urban and community forest lands for the benefit of communities in the United States. Increasingly, our urban and community forests are facing threats such as insects, diseases, extreme weather events and other hazards. Additionally, the lack of investment in urban forest disaster mitigation is contributing to community disasters such as urban flooding and human heat deaths in our cities– disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations. New systemic solutions are needed to create and enhance green infrastructure in the right place and at the right scale and encompass pressing social, economic, ecological, and historic factors holistically.

Grant Categories:

  • Increasing Resiliency of Urban Forests through Reforestation and Management. The USDA Forest Service seeks innovative grant proposals for establishing climate resilient tree species in urban and community forests that are resistant to impacts of invasive pathogens, pests, and severe weather events. Applicants should consider long-term forest health as it aligns with species of choice, diversity, and genetic variation.
  • Planning Disaster Mitigation Strategies for Urban Forests. The USDA Forest Service seeks innovative grant proposals for the critical management of our existing and future urban and community forests to promote disaster risk reduction and community resilience and better prepare communities for the increasingly destructive impacts of climate change.
  • Due April 16. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331183

WaterSMART – Applied Science Grants. Through WaterSMART Applied Science Grants, Reclamation provides cost-shared financial assistance to States, Indian Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority, universities, nonprofit research institutions, and nonprofit organizations for projects to develop hydrologic information and water management tools and improve modeling and forecasting capabilities. Increased access to information and improved modeling and forecasting capabilities will help avoid water conflicts and improve our ability to meet a variety of water management objectives, including: support for water supply reliability, management of water deliveries, water marketing activities, drought management activities, conjunctive use of ground and surface water, water rights administration, ability to meet endangered species requirements, watershed health, conservation and efficiency, and other water management objectives. Due April 21. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331404

Restore California Grant. The program funds carbon farming projects. Applications accepted March 1 – April 22. https://www.zerofoodprint.org/apply

USDA Ag and Food Research Initiative Education and Workforce Development Program. This program supports education and training activities that enhance development of the workforce in the food and agricultural sciences. Due April 22. https://nifa.usda.gov/program/afri-education-workforce-development

BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program. This year, Federally recognized tribes and authorized tribal organizations may apply directly on the Grants.gov Grant Opportunity. There are now nine Categories of funding. See below:

Adaptation Planning (Categories 1-3)

  • Category 1. Trainings and Workshops (maximum: $150,000)
  • Category 2. Adaptation Planning (maximum: $150,000)
  • Category 3. Travel Support for Adaptation Planning (maximum: $15,000)

Ocean and Coastal Management Planning (Categories 4-5)

  • Category 4. Ocean and Coastal Management Planning (maximum: $150,000)
  • Category 5. Travel Support for Ocean and Coastal (maximum: $15,000)

Capacity Building (Category 6)

  • Category 6. Capacity Building for Scoping Efforts to Support future Category 2 Proposal Development (maximum: $65,000)

Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Planning (Category 7)

  • Category 7. Planning for Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Activities for Coastal and Riverine Communities (maximum: $150,000)

Internships and Youth Engagement (Categories 8-9)

  • Category 8. Internships (maximum: $50,000)
  • Category 9. Youth Engagement (maximum: $50,000)

Deadline: April 23. https://www.bia.gov/bia/ots/tribal-climate-resilience-program

USDA Conservation Innovative Grants Program. This program is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Due April 23. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331616

Ocean Protection Council Coastal Environmental Justice Program.  The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is pleased to announce the release of a solicitation for letters of intent on coastal projects that benefit communities entitled to environmental justice and improve water quality. Please see the solicitation for specific project types and priorities.

  • Maximum Funding Available in this round: $7.5 million
  • Minimum and Maximum Award Amounts: $100,000-$5 million (OPC strongly encourages project budgets over $250,000)
  • Maximum Project Length: Projects must be complete by December 2024 (with projects starting in 2022)
  • Letters of Intent (LOI) are due on April 23, 2021 https:www.opc.ca.gov/prop1/

WaterSMART: Desalination Construction Projects Under the WIIN Act. The ucture that is critical to the Nation’s economic growth, health, and competitiveness. Section 4009(a) of Subtitle J of WIIN includes amendments to the Water Desalination Act of 1996 that authorize Reclamation to provide funding for construction of desalination projects. Desalination is an essential tool in stretching the limited water supplies in the Western United States. Desalination projects develop and supplement municipal and irrigation water supplies through the treatment of ocean or brackish water, thereby providing a local supply, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply portfolio.. These projects provide growing communities with new sources of clean water and increase water management flexibility, making our water supply more reliable. Desalination projects are an important part of the Department’s WaterSMART Program. For further information on the WaterSMART Program, see www.usbr.gov/watersmart. The objective of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to invite sponsors of ocean and brackish water desalination projects (Projects) to request cost-shared funding for the planning, design, and/or construction of those Projects. Applications Due April 23. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332346

Network for Landscape Conservation: Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund strives to accelerate the pace and practice of landscape conservation across the United States by making strategic investments in strengthening the collaborative capacity and process of place-based, community-grounded Landscape Conservation Partnerships. Due April 23. https://landscapeconservation.org/catalyst-fund/

NMFS West Coast Region Education and Outreach Program. The NOAA Fisheries West Coast Regional Office (WCRO) recognizes the essential role that education and outreach projects and educational partnerships play in the conservation of West Coast Region (WCR) endangered and threatened species, marine mammals and Species in the Spotlight. This competition seeks to support projects that educate, engage and inspire the community to play a role in the conservation of WCR marine resources. Due April 26. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331749

2021 Quagga and Zebra Mussel Prevention Grant Program. California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will accept applications for the 2021 Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program: March 22, 2021 to April 30, 2021, subject to available funds. Grant applicant must own/manage any aspect of the water in a reservoir where recreational activities are permitted; Grant applicant must demonstrate that the reservoir is uninfested with dreissenid mussels; and the reservoir must be open to the public. To demonstrate that the reservoir is uninfested, applicants must provide mussel monitoring data collected since March 2020. Monitoring data can be from surface surveys, artificial substrates, and plankton tows. https://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28822

Fund for Wild Nature. The Fund provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. We support biocentric goals that are premised on effective and intelligible strategies. We give special attention to ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and funding. We seek proposals with visionary and yet realistic goals to create tangible change. All proposals must be highly cost effective. Examples of activities we fund include advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors. Applications Due October 1st and May 1st every year. https://fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/

US Department of the Interior – BLM California Recreation and Visitor Services Grant. The grant is intended to provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management that benefit the public and local communities. Due May 3. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331824

US Department of the Interior – BLM CA Plant Conservation and Restoration Management. This funding is for identifying, maintaining, and restoring Western native plant communities on public lands. Due May 3. identifying, maintaining, and restoring Western native plant communities on public lands.

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program. This program supports fights food insecurity by supporting projects that help promote the self-sufficiency of low-income communities. Due May 4.  https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/community-food-projects-cfp-competitive-grants-program

Department of the Interior Historic Preservation Fund Tribal Heritage Grants. Funding intended for Federally-recognized Tribes: For protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Due May 5. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331833

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, US EPA. This grant is intended to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand and address local environmental and public health issues. Due May 7. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331855

US EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program. The funding is intended to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups as they develop community-driven solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. Due May 7. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331837

US DOI BLM Wildlife Resource Management. The purpose of this solicitation is to address vegetation restoration that not only improves wildlife habitat, but also increases forage for livestock, improves water quality, removes invasive weed species, and reduces the threat of catastrophic wildfires. Due May 7. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331985

US DOI BLM Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management. The purpose of this solicitation is to manage for the biological, chemical, and physical integrity and function and natural diversity of aquatic ecosystems. Due May 7. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331951

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.  The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation awards grants to organizations for whom a small amount of money can make a big difference.The Foundation welcomes requests for support from community-based non-profit organizations located in the United States. The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. Due November 10 and May 10. https://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org/application-guidelines

Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Repatriation Grants. The grant funds must be used for REPATRIATION under NAGPRA, which means the transfer of control of Native American human remains and/or cultural items to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Repatriation includes disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains (CUI) according to 43 CFR § 10.11. Repatriation projects defray costs associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, reburial, and/or storage of NAGPRA-related human remains and/or cultural items. Due May 14. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330119

Rose Foundation California Wildlands Grassroots Fund. Cal Wildlands supports conservationists advocating for the permanent protection, including restoration and stewardship, of intact wildlands on both public and private lands to help preserve California’s wilderness and native biological diversity. Cal Wildlands defines “wildlands” as natural habitats, privately or publicly owned, that are (or have the potential to be) permanently preserved through legislation or deed restrictions, and are on a scale necessary to support significant native plant and animal life. Though many of our grantees’ projects are in rural areas, we may also support projects near urban or suburban settings, provided they feature connectivity to larger protected areas and/or are located along critical wildlife corridors.

Efforts to advance wildlands and open space protection through county general plans and other local planning mechanisms may be eligible for funding. Cal Wildlands also supports policy advocacy, litigation and regulatory watchdogging at the local, state and federal levels if the project objective is to protect wildlands. Applications due February 15, May 15, August 15, and October 28. https://rosefdn.org/calwildlands

Training and Technical Assistance for Wastewater Treatment Works for the Prevention, Reduction, and Elimination of Pollution. For public and private nonprofit organizations to provide training and technical assistance for rural, small, and tribal publicly owned wastewater treatment works and decentralized wastewater treatment systems for the prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution. Due May 17. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332121

Preservation and Access Education and Training. The purpose of this program is to support the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. Awards are made to organizations that offer national, regional, or statewide education and training programs that provide the staff of cultural institutions with the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Due May 18. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331428

CAL FIRE CCI Fire Prevention Grant Program. The Through the California Climate Investments (CCI​) Fire Prevention Grant Program, CAL FIRE aims to reduce the risk of wildland fires to habitable structures and communities, while maximizing carbon sequestration in healthy wildland habitat and minimizing the uncontrolled release of emissions emitted by wildfires.
Project Types and Activities – The three qualifying projects and activities include those related to hazardous fuel reduction and removal of dead, dying, or diseased trees, fire prevention planning, and fire prevention education. Examples of qualifying projects and activities include, but are not limited to: Hazardous Fuel Reduction; Fire Prevention Education; Fire Prevention Planning.  Due May 19th. https://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/fire-prevention-grants/#bottom

CAL FIRE Forest Health Grant Program. CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program funds active restoration and reforestation activities aimed at providing for more resilient and sustained forests to ensure future existence of forests in California while also mitigating climate change, protecting communities from fire risk, strengthening rural economies and improving California’s water & air.

Through grants to regionally-based partners and collaboratives, CAL FIRE seeks to significantly increase fuels management, fire reintroduction, treatment of degraded areas, and conservation of forests. Project activities may include: forest fuels reduction, prescribed fire, pest management, reforestation, biomass utilization, conservation easements and/or land acquisition through the Forest Legacy Program, and research through the Forest Research  Program. Due May 19th. https://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/forest-health-grants/

DOI BOR WaterSMART: Applied Science Grants. Through WaterSMART Applied Science Grants, Reclamation provides cost-shared financial assistance to States, Indian Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority, universities, nonprofit research institutions, and nonprofit organizations for projects to develop hydrologic information and water management tools and improve modeling and forecasting capabilities. Increased access to information and improved modeling and forecasting capabilities will help avoid water conflicts and improve our ability to meet a variety of water management objectives, including: support for water supply reliability, management of water deliveries, water marketing activities, drought management activities, conjunctive use of ground and surface water, water rights administration, ability to meet endangered species requirements, watershed health, conservation and efficiency, and other water management objectives. Due May 21. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331404

Health and Human Services Environmental Regulatory Enhancement. The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2021 funds for community-based projects for the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) program. The ERE program provides funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws. Due May 24. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329547

US DOT Federal Highway Administration California Federal Lands Access Program. The California Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) Programming Decisions Committee (PDC) is currently accepting project proposals for the 2021 Call For Projects. Proposals will be accepted through May 27, 2021. https://highways.dot.gov/federal-lands/programs-access/ca

NRCS RCPP Alternative Funding Arrangements. Potential partners are invited to propose RCPP projects where NRCS and partners co-invest in impactful and innovative solutions to on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Proposed projects must generate conservation benefits by addressing specific natural resource objectives in a State/multistate area or address one or more primary resource concerns within an NRCS-designated critical conservation area (CCA). Due May 28. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/rcpp/?cid=nrcseprd1477816

California Strategic Growth Council Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program. This program funds projects such as:

  • Affordable Housing Developments
  • Housing-Related Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure
  • Transportation-Related Amenities
  • Program Costs (including active transportation, transit ridership, and workforce development partnerships)

Technical Assistance is available for application assistance and capacity building services to prospective AHSC applicants. Applications due June 8. https://hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/ahsc.shtml#tta

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CalEPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program.  The program is open to nonprofit groups and tribal governments, and is focused on supporting environmental justice projects across California.  The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and the grant term is 18 months. Projects selected for the grants will address a variety of environmental and public health objectives, including:

  • Disseminating information about environmental challenges and decision making processes
  • Enhancing local capacity to respond, adapt and prepare for climate change impacts
  • Ensuring safe drinking water
  • Guarding against toxic exposures and increasing resource conversation locally
  • Designing and implementing collaborative efforts to preserve the State’s natural and cultural resources with an emphasis on traditional ecological knowledge and tribal sciences

These projects may also entail regional and local capacity-building efforts to improve access to state program benefits.  Grants under this program are awarded on a competitive basis, and are contingent on available funds. Applications must be received by June 30, 2021. https://www.edf.org/ecosystems/advancing-strategic-land-repurposing-and-groundwater-sustainability-california

Access Fund Climbing Conservation Grant. The Access Fund’s Climbing Conservation Grant Program funds projects that preserve or enhance climbing access and opportunities and conserve the climbing environment throughout the US. We look favorably upon applications that take justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) into account. Deadlines: March 1 and August 1 yearly. https://www.accessfund.org/take-action/apply-for-funding/apply-for-a-climbing-conservation-grant?_ga=2.136638832.1178974325.1607096025-1454892783.1607096025

Campbell Foundation unsolicited grants program. Proposals accepted for all subject areas, all geographies, and all types of programs for requests up to $25,000. Applications due March 31, 2021 and August 31, 2021. https://www.campbellfoundation.org/apply/

North Bay Forest Improvement Program. Rebuild NorthBay Foundation (RNBF), in partnership with the five Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) of Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Napa counties and Clear Lake Environmental Research Center, is offering the North Bay Forest Improvement Program to forest landowners across the four-county north bay region.  This three-year pilot program is made possible thanks to $1.5M in Proposition 68 funding awarded via a CALFIRE Wildfire Resilience and Forestry Assistance grant.

This program brings critical resources to treat wildfire hazards on private properties throughout the region, with a focus on serving disadvantaged communities. The North Bay Forest Improvement Program (NBFIP) supports planning and implementation of projects on private forested lands to reduce risks of wildfire and promote forest health. The program provides financial incentives to landowners to conduct this critical work. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be processed for review in two batching periods: March and September. https://rebuildnorthbay.org/innovate/nbfip/

Strong Foundation for Environmental Values. Only for 501c3 tax-exempt non-profits. Small ($3 – $ 7.5 K) competitive grants are awarded across Northern CA to reward innovative local projects that can benefit present and future generations. Applications due 2.15.21 and September 15.21. http://strongfoundationgrants.org/grant-process.html

DOI FWS Coastal Program. The Coastal Program is a voluntary, community-based program that provides technical and financial assistance through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program staff coordinates with partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation goals and priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for Federal trust species. Due September 30. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329764

Health and Human Services Social and Economic Development Strategies. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 funds for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaska Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. Due September 30. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329546

Health and Human Services Social and Economic Development Strategies – Growing Organizations. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces that it will be soliciting applications for Social Economic Development Strategies for Growing Organizations (SEDS-GO). The goal of this program is to build capacity within Tribes, Native Non-Profits, and other entities which are eligible for ANA funding to strengthen their organizational capacity to compete for and sustain federal grants. Due September 30.  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329543

The California Water Commission is accepting screening information for water storage projects that provide public benefits under the Water Storage Investment Program. Project screening proposals should be submitted to the commission staff by Friday, Oct. 22. https://cwc.ca.gov/-/media/CWC-Website/Files/Documents/2021/01_January/January2021_Item_11_Attach_1_PowerPoint.pdf; https://cwc.ca.gov/-/media/CWC-Website/Files/Documents/2021/01_January/January2021_Item_11_Screening_Final.pdf; https://cwc.ca.gov/Water-Storage

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants. The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Funds may be used for renewable energy systems, such as:

  • Biomass (for example: biodiesel and ethanol, anaerobic digesters, and solid fuels).
  • Geothermal for electric generation or direct use.
  • Hydropower below 30 megawatts.
  • Small and large wind generation.
  • Small and large solar generation.

Funds may also be used for improvements such as:

  • High efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC).
  • Insulation, Lighting, Cooling or refrigeration units.
  • Doors and windows.
  • Electric, solar or gravity pumps for sprinkler pivots.
  • Switching from a diesel to electric irrigation motor.
  • Replacement of energy-inefficient equipment.

Deadline: November 2 and March 31. https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency

Rural Recreation and Tourism Program, California Department of Parks and Recreation. The Rural Recreation and Tourism Program will create new recreation opportunities within rural communities to support health-related and economic goals.  This program is funded by Proposition 68 (2018 Bond Act), which is found in Public Resources Code §80090(a)(b). Due November 5. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28439

California Department of Parks and Recreation Regional Park Program. The Regional Park Program will create, expand, or improve regional parks and regional park facilities. Applications due November 21. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29940

Urban County Per Capita Program (Prop 68). Funds are available for local park rehabilitation, creation, and improvement grants to local governments on a per capita basis.  Grant recipients are encouraged to utilize awards to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors. These funds will be are available for Per Capita grants to cities and districts in urbanized counties (a county with a population of 500,000 or more) providing park and recreation services within jurisdictions of 200,000 or less in population.  An entity eligible to receive funds under this subdivision shall also be eligible to receive funds available under the General Per Capita Program (PRC §80061(b). Due December 31. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30095

California Department of Parks and Recreation Per Capita Program (Prop 68). Funds are available for local park rehabilitation, creation, and improvement grants to local governments on a per capita basis.  Grant recipients are encouraged to utilize awards to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors. Due December 31, 2021. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30095

US DOI Fish and Wildlife Service 2021 National Fish Passage Program. The National Fish Passage Program works with local communities on a voluntary basis to restore rivers and conserve our nation’s aquatic resources by removing or bypassing barriers. Our projects benefit both fish and people. We work with communities to remove obsolete and dangerous dams, permanently eliminating public safety hazards and restoring river ecosystems. The program also works with transportation agencies and others to improve road stream crossings so that the streams can flow naturally beneath them. The resulting infrastructure is more resilient to flooding and benefits communities by saving money in long term repair and replacement costs. We collaborate with landowners to adapt water diversion systems so that the systems are efficient at retrieving and moving water as well as saving fish. Due 12.31. https://www.fws.gov/fisheries/fish-passage.html; https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332399

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WITH RECURRING DUE DATES OR OPEN UNTIL FUNDING USED UP

USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program in CA. This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/water-waste-disposal-loan-grant-program/ca?pid=

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program, USDA Rural Development. This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses. Posting current as of 2.1.21 https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities-direct-loan-grant-program/ca

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Infrastructure Loans. The Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program is authorized to directly provide low-cost public financing to state and local government entities, including Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals (MUSH borrowers) and to nonprofit organizations sponsored by public agencies for a wide variety of public infrastructure and economic expansion projects. ISRF financing is available in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $25 million with loan terms for the useful life of the project up to a maximum of 30 years. Eligible applicants must be located in California and include any subdivision of a local government, including cities, counties, special districts, assessment districts, joint powers authorities and nonprofit organizations sponsored by a government entity. Posting current as of 2.1.21. https://www.ibank.ca.gov/loans/infrastructure-loans/

Brothers Helping Brothers grant. This program provides funding to small and rural fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) organizations to acquire vital tools and equipment. https://www.brothershelpingbrothers.org/grant-request/

DOC EDA Disaster Supplemental. EDA announces general policies and application procedures for the Disaster Supplemental NOFO. Subject to the availability of funds, this investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act) “as a result of Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, and of wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019…”. Funding still available as of 1.13.21. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319126

Ford Foundation. The Ford Foundation is always open to new ideas, and we welcome your input. Please keep in mind that in relation to the large number of worthwhile submissions we receive, our funds are limited: In a typical year, less than one percent of unsolicited grant ideas result in funding. Focus areas include Natural Resources and Climate Change and Civic Engagement and Government. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. https://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/idea-submission/

Acorn Foundation. Acorn Foundation The Foundation is particularly interested in small and innovative community-based projects that engage in community organizing in order to: Advocate for environmental health and justice, particularly in low-income communities, communities of color and indigenous communities; Preserve and restore habitats supporting biological diversity and wildlife; and Prevent or remedy toxic pollution. Acorn Foundation offers general support grants to grassroots organizations in the range of $5,000 – $10,000. The Acorn Foundation has an open Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process, however, full proposals are accepted by invitation only. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. https://www.commoncounsel.org/296-2/

Funding for the Development of Regional Conservation Investment. The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) is seeking high-quality grant proposals for the development of Regional Conservation Investment Strategies (RCIS). Proposals accepted on a continuous basis. Program still active as of 1/13/21; all funded tasks must be completed and funds expended by March 31, 2025. https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Planning/Regional-Conservation

Mazda Foundation Education Grants. The Mazda Foundation is offering grants to nonprofits with programs emphasizing education and literacy, environmental conservation, cultural education, social justice, or scientific research. Mazda prioritizes organizations in areas where they have offices (Irvine, CA; Bridgewater, NJ; Chicago, IL; Sugarland, TX; and Jacksonville, FL). Applicants who submit a project of interest to Mazda will need to send a formal proposal. If interested, Mazda may schedule a meeting for further discussion. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. Applications accepted May 1 to July 1, annually. http://www.mazdafoundation.org/grant-guidelines/

ecoTech Grants. The Captain Plant Foundation (CPF), with support from the Voya Financial Foundation, is sponsoring grants aimed at combining technology and ecology. ecoTech Grants are trying to end the idea that “students needed to choose between ‘the screen’ or ‘the green’” and can instead combine the two to combat today’s challenges. Applicants should have youth-led projects that tackle environmental problems through use of technology. Deadline: Applications accepted year-round in two cycles. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. https://captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecotech/

DWR Save Our Water Rebates. Turf replacement and toilet rebates are available for individual homeowners through the Department of Water Resources. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. http://www.saveourwaterrebates.com/

Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants. The Cornell Douglas Foundation offers small grants to non-profit organizations that work to advocate for environmental health and justice, promote stewardship, and encourage respect for sustainability. With grant amounts averaging $10,000, the Foundation supports programs in environmental health, sustainability, and education for elementary and high school students.  Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. http://www.cornelldouglas.org/apply

Amgen Foundation Science Education Grants. With a mission to inspire future innovators and inventors, the Amgen Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that advance scientific education at local and national levels. Two main funding priorities are professional development opportunities in math and science for teachers, and pivotal hands-on science experience for students. Award amounts range from $10,000 to multi-million dollar grants. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. https://www.amgen.com/responsibility/grants-and-giving/amgen-foundation-grants/

Boeing Company Charitable Trust Education Grants. Boeing intends to help students gain fundamental 21st century skills relevant to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), such as the ability to think critically and solve problems, collaborate well, be creative, and communicate effectively. Boeing funds programs that improve the preparation of early caregivers and drive public awareness of the importance of early education. Boeing also supports school and teacher leadership programs that support educators in shifting their practices so that they are equipped to create learning environments that allow students to practice and acquire twenty-first century skills. Finally, Boeing funds problem-based learning opportunities related to STEM experiences and skills for students and their families. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. http://www.boeing.com/principles/community-engagement.page#/education

Ecosystem Restoration on Agricultural Lands. The Wildlife Conservation Board’s agricultural program is formally known as the Ecosystem Restoration on Agricultural Lands (ERAL) program. The intent of the funding is to assist landowners in developing wildlife friendly practices on their properties that can be sustained and co-exist with agricultural operations. In California, a large number of wildlife species are dependent on privately owned agricultural lands for habitat. Agricultural lands can provide significant habitat and connectivity with protected wildlife areas. In many cases agricultural landowners are willing to integrate wildlife habitat benefits into the management and operations of their properties, but lack the capital and/or expertise to implement these practices. Applications accepted on a continuous basis, opportunity current as of 1/13/21. https://www.wcb.ca.gov/Programs/Agricultural-Lands

Household Water Well Loan/Grant Programs. Grant program program to assist individual households and small water systems (less than 15 connections) in California to address drought related drinking water emergencies. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21.  https://www.rcac.org/lending/household-water-well-loans/

Clean Water State Revolving Fund’s Loan Forgiveness for Green Projects.  Effective with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund’s (CWSRF) 2015 Capitalization Grant from U.S. EPA, the State Water Resources Control Board will provide CWSRF loan (principal) forgiveness to projects that address water or energy efficiency, mitigate storm water runoff, or encourage sustainable project planning, design, and construction.  The State Water Board has approximately $30 million available in loan forgiveness from the 2015 Capitalization Grant.

Eligible Projects

Any CWSRF eligible project that is consistent with the Green Project Reserve:  Guidance for Determining Project Eligibility (see page 50 of 94) or the attached excerpt from the Guidance.  Green Project Reserve (GPR) measures eligible for loan forgiveness can be stand-alone projects or included as part of a larger CWSRF project.

Loan Forgiveness Limits

Fifty (50) percent of actual eligible costs, up to a maximum of $2.5 million, for all measures consistent with the GPR Guidance document

Applications continuously accepted.

Opportunity current as of 1/13/21.

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/srf/

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants. This program helps eligible communities prepare for, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water for households and businesses. Areas that may be served include: Rural areas and towns with 10,000 or fewer people–check eligible addresses, Tribal Lands in rural areas. The area to be served must also have a median household income less-than the state’s median household income for non-metropolitan areas–contact your local RD office for details. Funds may be used for:

  • Water transmission line grants up to $150,000 are for construction of waterline extensions, repairs to breaks or leaks in existing water distribution lines, and related maintenance necessary to replenish water supply
  • Water Source grants up to $500,000 are for construction of a new water source, intake and/or treatment facility

Partnerships with other federal, state, local, private and NGOs are encouraged.  Applications for this program are accepted through your local Rural Development Office year-round.  Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/emergency-community-water-assistance-grants

California Water Boards has released a Notice of Funding Availability for Interim Emergency Drinking Water. Public Agencies, Not-for-Profit Water Districts, Not-for-Profit Organizations, and Tribal Governments can apply for interim replacement drinking water for economically disadvantaged communities with contaminated water supplies. Web page current as of 1/24/20. http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/caa/dw_droughtfund/index.shtml

The California Energy Commission has announced the availability of funds for low-interest loans for energy efficiency and energy generation projects. Low interest rates of 1 or zero percent can help local jurisdictions invest in energy efficiency, save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create new jobs and industries for your community. Still accepting applications as of 1/13/21. http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/financing/index.html

The California Wildlife Conservation Board continues to provide funding for wetland, riparian, oak woodland (almost all funding has been allocated as of 1/13/21, contact WCB before submitting application), and other fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects and land acquisition from Propositions 40, 50, and 117. The WCB’s Riparian, Inland Wetlands, Habitat Enhancement and Restoration and Oak Woodlands programs continue and are continuously open for proposal submission as of 1/13/21. https://www.wcb.ca.gov/Programs

The State Water Resources Control Board – Loans. The mission of the Water Recycling Funding Program (WRFP) is to promote the beneficial use of treated municipal wastewater (water recycling) in order to augment fresh water supplies in California by providing technical and financial assistance to agencies and other stakeholders in support of water recycling projects and research.  Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/water_recycling/index.shtml

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants. These small grants average approximately $8000 with priority given to applicants that: protect Earth’s beauty and bounty; create a robust, healthy food system; increase opportunities for outdoor activity; reduce environmental health hazards; and/or build stronger communities. Grant cycles are three times per year, generally the 1st of February, June, and October. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs

Pacific Seabird Group Craig S. Harrison Conservation Fund. The objective of the Conservation Fund is to advance the conservation of seabirds by providing funds or supplies to individuals from developing countries as well as those from elsewhere working in those developing countries primarily in or bordering the Pacific Ocean, (1) for conservation and restoration activities that benefit seabirds in the Pacific Ocean; and (2) to help develop within-country seabird expertise in developing countries within or bordering the Pacific Ocean. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. http://www.pacificseabirdgroup.org/index.php?f=grants&t=Grant%20Program&s=1

Patagonia Environmental Grants. Patagonia funds only environmental work and is most interested in providing grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. They believe true change will occur only through a strong grassroots movement and focus on organizations that build a strong base of citizen support. Application deadlines are on May 1 and August 31 annually. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. http://www.patagonia.com/environmental-grants.html

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Growing Water Smart. The Sonoran Institute and the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy  have successfully offered the Growing Water Smart training and assistance program in Colorado River Basin states since 2017.

Local Government Commission, in partnership with Sonoran Institute and Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, are bringing Growing Water Smart to California. The Growing Water Smart workshops bring teams of 5-7 local water and land use decision-makers together to collaborate on long-term water security. Learn about public engagement, planning, communication, and policy tools to ensure your team can realize its water conservation, watershed health, and community resilience goals. The workshop is expected to be delivered virtually in Fall 2021. The program includes a virtual workshop and technical assistance follow-up to collaboratively and effectively address the water-related growth and development challenges in your community.

Priority Deadline for Expression of Interest: April 15, 5 PM PST. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiAaBMyUyo-n0ZCfJi5THX937Exgfb3Ur-Bi8XCTeaz9AvHA/viewform

Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator: Technical Assistance. If you are a local government practitioner that could use help rounding up answers, resources, and examples to help you make progress on energy or climate issues within your community, please request technical assistance through this form. Opportunity current as of 3.5.21 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuMMOYA_7_b5Lxz2qJWcOdMC6ktjTIUga6kEv9IJkNsNlXFg/viewform

DOE Clean Cities Coalition Network Technical Assistance. Clean Cities connects transportation stakeholders with objective information and experts to assist with alternative fuels, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies. Through these trusted, time-tested resources, Clean Cities has helped fleets and fuel providers deploy hundreds of thousands of alternative fuel vehicles and fueling stations that serve a growing market. Clean Cities continues to support the entry of new transportation technologies into the marketplace. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. https://cleancities.energy.gov/technical-assistance/

On-Request Technical Assistance from DOE Office of Indian Energy. The DOE Office of Indian Energy provides federally recognized Indian tribes, including Alaska Native villages, tribal energy resource development organizations, and other organized tribal groups and communities, with technical assistance to advance tribal energy projects at no cost. Technical experts from DOE and its national laboratories, along with other partnering organizations, provide support to assist Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages with energy planning, housing and building energy efficiency, project development, policy and regulation, resilience, and village power. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. https://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/technical-assistance

The EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water has developed a new online training system. The online training system is a self-paced training system that provides an overview of the NPDWRs and is available to anyone interested in learning about drinking water regulations. This training system in unique because the participant creates an account, selects a curriculum, and the training system tracks their progress. Once a curriculum is completed, the participant may print out a certificate of completion. The online training system can be found at: https://cfpub.epa.gov/epa_dwts/dsp_welcome.cfm In addition to the regulatory training modules, the online training system now has a suite of training modules that focus on sustainability topics, including Capacity Development, Asset Management, Assessing Financial Capacity, Operator Certification, and Drinking Water Program Collaboration. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21.

Proposition 1 Technical Assistance (TA) Funding Program. Proposition 1 authorized $7.545 billion in general obligation bonds for water projects including surface and groundwater storage, ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration, and drinking water protection. Prop 1 requires the State Water Board to operate a multidisciplinary TA program for small disadvantaged communities, and allows for the State Water Board to fund TA.  Still available as of 1/11/21, but stormwater TA is limited. https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/proposition1/tech_asst_funding.shtml

DOE Clean Cities Coalition Network Technical Assistance. Clean Cities connects transportation stakeholders with objective information and experts to assist with alternative fuels, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies. Through these trusted, time-tested resources, Clean Cities has helped fleets and fuel providers deploy hundreds of thousands of alternative fuel vehicles and fueling stations that serve a growing market. Clean Cities continues to support the entry of new transportation technologies into the marketplace. Opportunity current as of 1/13/21. For more information, visit the technical assistance description.

NREL Decision Support for Tribes. NREL’s State, Local, and Tribal program partners with Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and other federal agencies, nonprofits, and intertribal organizations to provide resources and direct assistance that support energy technology delivery and connect motivated tribal governments with NREL’s world-class science and analytics. Energy Decision Support: To connect tribes with credible, timely, and actionable scientific information on which to base their energy decisions, NREL provides the following tailored programs. For more information, visit the technical assistance description.

  • Technology and market analytics
  • Direct technical assistance
  • Capacity building
  • Resilience assessment and planning

Training Resources and Videos for Grants.gov: Introduction to Grants.gov Video Series. Whether you need a high-level introduction to the Grants.gov application process, or you are looking for a step-by-step explanation of a particular Applicant task, we encourage you to consult the resources on this page.  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/applicant-training.html

Tribal Online Training Opportunities

The following self-paced, online courses are currently available through Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals:

  • Residential Building Science Review
  • Building Performance: Improving IAQ in Cold Climates
  • Quality Assurance Fundamentals / QAPP Series
  • Radon Fundamentals
  • Emissions Inventory Fundamentals / Advanced
  • Tribal Data Toolbox Version 3.1
  • Partnerships and Community Outreach
  • Tribal Strategic Planning: Ensuring Successful Development of Your ETEP

These online courses contain assignments, quizzes, videos, examples, downloadable spreadsheets, and other resources. While they are self-paced, each course provides the opportunity for individual interaction with subject matter experts. See www.nau.edu/itep/elearning for details or email professional@nau.edu with questions.

Project Monitoring

The NCRP focuses on planning and implementing high quality projects that result in positive outcomes for North Coast communities and landscapes. To this end, the NCRP requires assessments to document project priority and feasibility, as well as post-implementation monitoring to evaluate project completion, lessons learned and impact.

For project proponents, stakeholders and others who wish to access NCRP monitoring resources, tools, technical assistance and training, please visit the Learn More section.

NCRP Project Performance and Monitoring Plan Guidelines

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Resources for Project Monitoring

Monitoring and Assessment Protocols and Data Sources

Protocol Sources

Landscape Condition

CalFire Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP) Development and Vegetation Trends methodology http://frap.fire.ca.gov/projects/development_vegetation/index

Biotic Condition

California Department of Fish and Game protocol: Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/OSPR/Science/Aquatic-Bioassessment-Lab

California Department of Fish and Game California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Grants/FRGP/Guidance

California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) method for riparian condition measures: Collins et al 2008 https://www.cramwetlands.org/documents/

California Watershed Assessment Manual II Chapter 4 (Shilling 2005a; periphyton) and 5 (Shilling 2005b; benthic macroinvertebrates) http://cwam.ucdavis.edu/Volume_2/TOC.htm

EPA rapid bioassessment protocol (Barbour et al. 1999) https://www3.epa.gov/region1/npdes/merrimackstation/pdfs/ar/AR-1164.pdf

Riparian Bird Conservation Plan (California Partners in Flight and Riparian Habitat Joint Venture) methods for monitoring riparian bird populations http://www.prbo.org/calpif/htmldocs/riparian.html

SWAMP protocols (“Standard Operating Procedures”)  https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/bioassessment/sops.shtml

Selected reports under “Bioassessment” at http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/reports.shtml#bioassessment

USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/protocols/OFR02-150/index.html

Chemical & Physical Characteristics

California Watershed Assessment Manual II Chapter  2 (Washburn and Schilling 2005) http://cwam.ucdavis.edu/Volume_2/TOC.htm

Groundwater Ambient Monitoring Program information at http://ca.water.usgs.gov/gama/

SWAMP protocols (“Standard Operating Procedures”)  https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/bioassessment/sops.shtml

Hydrology and Geomorphology

California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) method for riparian condition measures: Collins et al 2008 http://www.cramwetlands.org/documents/

California Watershed Assessment Manual II Chapter 3 (Florsheim 2005) http://cwam.ucdavis.edu/Volume_2/TOC.htm

Florsheim 2005 and references therein provide methods for measuring discharge; measuring sediment transport; calculating effective discharge; assessing substrate and grain size distributions; and assessing morphology: http://cwam.ucdavis.edu/Volume_2/TOC.htm

SWAMP physical habitat procedures https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/…/swamp/…/stream_physical_habitat.pdf

USDA Forest Service: Cumulative watershed effects: Reid 1993  https://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/psw_gtr168/13reid.pdf

Data Sources

Landscape Condition

CalFire: CalVeg http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/rsl/projects/mapping/accuracy.shtml

CalFire: Composite Dataset of California Landcover http://frap.fire.ca.gov/data/frapgisdata-land_cover

CalFire: FRAP Watershed Data http://frap.fire.ca.gov/

CalFire and USDA Forest Service: California Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring Program (LCMMP) http://frap.fire.ca.gov/data/frapgisdata-land_cover

Groundwater Ambient Monitoring Program https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/gama/

USDA: National Agriculture Inventory Program (NAIP) found at CalAtlas http://www.atlas.ca.gov/download.html

USEPA: ATtILA extension for GIS Landscape Analysis (land use quantification) http://www.epa.gov/esd/land-sci/attila/intro.htm

USGS: National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) http://www.atlas.ca.gov/download.html

USGS: National Hydrography Dataset http://nhd.usgs.gov/

USGS: National Land Cover Dataset http://landcover.usgs.gov/natllandcover.php

Biotic Condition

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS; https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Data/BIOS

California Native Diversity Database (CNDDB; https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Data/CNDDB ),Coho stream habitat assessments, and other data sets; the CDFG Watershed Assessment Program does fisheries-based assessments of coastal streams http://coastalwatersheds.ca.gov/

CalEpa and others: Environmental Protection Indicators for California (EPIC) project is responsible for developing and maintaining a set of “environmental indicators” for California. https://oehha.ca.gov/risk-assessment/environmental-protection-indicators-california-epic

CalFlora (for specific plant species) http://www.calflora.org/

California Native Plant Society (for specific plant species) http://www.cnps.org/

EPAs Western Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (WEMAP) https://archive.epa.gov/emap/archive-emap/web/html/

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Central California Coast Coho Salmon Recovery Plan. http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/salmon_steelhead/recovery_planning_and_implementation/north_central_california_coast/central_california_coast_coho_recovery_plan.html

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Southern Oregon Northern California Coho Salmon Recovery Plan. http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/salmon_steelhead/recovery_planning_and_implementation/southern_oregon_northern_california_coast/SONCC_recovery_plan.html

Riparian Habitat Joint Venture: data on riparian habitat restoration in California, especially for birds http://www.rhjv.org/

Riparian Bird Conservation Plan (California Partners in Flight and Riparian Habitat Joint Venture) monitoring data for some focal species http://www.prbo.org/calpif/htmldocs/riparian.html

SWAMP BMI,  stream assessment, and other reports including Ode 2007, SWAMP 2005, and Ode and Rehn 2005 http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/

Chemical and Physical Characteristic (Water Quality)

Department of Water Resources (DWR) Integrated Water Resources Information System (IWRIS) http://www.water.ca.gov/iwris/

EPA TMDL program http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/tmdl/

EPA WEMAP (Western Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program for physical habitat structure, sediment metabolism, sediment chemistry, water quality parameters, and riparian vegetation. https://archive.epa.gov/emap/archive-emap/web/html/

SWAMP   http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/

SWRCB North Coast Basin Plan https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/northcoast/water_issues/programs/basin_plan/

USGS groundwater quality data https://water.usgs.gov/ogw/data.html

Hydrology and Geomorphology

DWR Integrated Water Resources Information System (IWRIS) http://wdl.water.ca.gov/iwris/

USEPA Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply (WARSSS) https://wildlandhydrology.com/resources/…/Assessment/Rosgen_2007_WARSSS.pdf

USGS National Hydrography Dataset http://nhd.usgs.gov/

USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt

Monitoring Protocols for Project Evaluation

Salmonid Habitat Improvement

SWAMP Data Management System.   Provides a database, templates, field data sheets, QAPP guidance and templates, and webinar trainings. Provides detailed Standard Operating Procedures .for:

CDFW California Stream Bioassessment Procedure.  Provides a scoring template for stream habitat conditions, a Bioassessment worksheet, biological metrics, sampling design, and sampling metrics.  https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-06/documents/csbp_2003.pdf

CDFW Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual.  2010.  Provides assessment and monitoring methods as well as project evaluation and monitoring protocols.  https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Grants/FRGP/Guidance

CDFW Qualitative Implementation and Effectiveness Monitoring of Fisheries Habitat, 2006.  Includes recommendations for field-tested monitoring protocols.  Http://ucanr.edu/sites/cff/files/255193.pdf

Monitoring the Implementation and Effectiveness of Fisheries Habitat Restoration Projects.  Provides descriptions of study design, sampling considerations, and monitoring procedures. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/habitat-conservation/monitoring-and-evaluation-restoration-projects

Watershed/ Habitat Improvement

California Watershed Assessment Manual.  Volume II.    Provides sampling guidance, measurement techniques, and discusses limitations of and appropriate use of data. Provides detailed information about monitoring methods and/ or assessment:

California Rapid Assessment Method.  Provides a “cost-effective and scientifically defensible rapid assessment method for monitoring the conditions of wetlands throughout California.”  Provides access to data spatially in an interactive map, data entry, SOPs for several types of wetland habitats, and other informational and guidance documents.  http://www.cramwetlands.org/

California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program.  Provides Rapid Vegetation Assessment and Releve Protocol and field forms.  Requests that those who use these protocols send a copy of their datasheets to update statewide CNPS database.  http://www.cnps.org/cnps/vegetation/protocol.php

CDFW Survey and Monitoring Protocols and Guidelines.  Protocols from various sources that have been tested and reviewed by CDFW.  Survey and monitoring protocols provided for plants, invertebrates, specific amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  Also provides a photo point monitoring handbook from the US Forest Service.  http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/nongame/survey_monitor.html

USDA Forest Service Photo Point Monitoring Handbook, 2002.  Provides specific field procedures and concepts and analysis techniques.  http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/gtr526/

SWRCB Methodology for On-the-Ground Photo Monitoring, 2014.  Specific methodology for establishing and documenting monitoring points.  http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/centralcoast/water_issues/programs/ag_waivers/docs/resources4growers/photomonitoringprotocol30april2014_.pdf

SWRCB CWT Stream and Shoreline Photo Documentation SOP.  Available as part of the Guidance Compendium for Watershed Monitoring and Assessment, this SOP provides an equipment list, methods, and forms.  http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/cwt_guidance.shtml

Water Quality Improvement

SWAMP – Clean Water Team Citizen Monitoring Tool Box, 2014.  Provides a tool box with templates to help manage and organize water quality monitoring data.  Field data sheets, calibration data sheets, advanced tools, and project monitoring.  http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/cwt_toolbox.shtml

SWAMP – Field Methods Course.  This is a training resource for SWAMP Field Methods.  Subjects include water quality, flow, water and sediment sampling, and physical assessments.  http://swamp.waterboards.ca.gov/swamp/qapp_advisor/FieldMethods/start.html

SWAMP – CWT Guidance Compendium for Watershed Monitoring and Assessment, 2011.  Comprehensive source for monitoring and assessment – from setting up the monitoring strategy to SOPs for water quality, nutrients, bacteria, biological communities, physical attributes, toxicity, and pollution.  http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/cwt_guidance.shtml

CDFW Quantitative Effectiveness Monitoring of Bank Stabilization and Riparian Vegetation Restoration, 2007.  Reports on field testing specific protocols for bank stabilization and riparian vegetation restoration.  http://cesonoma.ucanr.edu/files/27283.pdf

UCCE Sediment Delivery Inventory and Monitoring.  Contains inventory worksheet and photo records to provide landowners with tools to inventory and monitor sites that have potentially deliverable sediment.  ucanr.edu/sites/UCCE_LR/files/202923.pdf

Road Upgrading, Decommissioning and Maintenance. https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st5/Salmon_Workshop/10_Weaver_and_Hagans.pdf

Water Supply Reliability

SWAMP – CWT Guidance Compendium for Watershed Monitoring and Assessment, 2011.  Section 4. Provides methods and SOPs for measuring flow.  http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/cwt_guidance.shtml

Educational Materials and Training Opportunities

General Resources

Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) website has a number of tools and resources http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/

Information about the statewide effort to develop biological objectives and how to participate www.swrcb.ca.gov/plans_policies/biological_objective.shtml

SWAMP Clean Water Team, Citizen Monitoring: training and educational materials http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/cwt_volunteer.shtml

SWAMP Field Methods Course (CD) which is also available online at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/cdrom.html

Information about the course at http://swamp.waterboards.ca.gov/swamp/qapp_advisor/FieldMethods/start.html

The California Water Quality Monitoring Council report “Preliminary Inventory of Monitoring Programs” (2008). It has helpful information about, and links to, the state’s major monitoring/assessment programs, support tools, and data libraries  http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/monitoring_council/

“Webinars” on various water issues are available through SWRCB’CWQMC http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/monitoring_council/

California Watershed Assessment Manual has a comprehensive treatment of watershed data collection and assessment http://cwam.ucdavis.edu/

Salmonid Restoration Federation trainings in watershed assessment https://www.calsalmon.org/programs/field-schools

IMAP monitoring related training http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21737

Department of Fish and Game BIOS biological data viewer tutorials http://bios.dfg.ca.gov/

SWAMP Clean Water Team Clean Water Team Resources

Water Clarity (Transparency) and Color Using a Secchi Disc http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/docs/cwt/guidance/3151.pdf

Water Clarity (Transparency) Using a Transparency Tube http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/docs/cwt/guidance/3152.pdf

Using Transparency Tube and Total Suspended Solids(TSS) Data to Assess Stream Turbidity   http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/docs/cwt/guidance/3152a.pdf

Turbidity Measurement Using the Dual Cylinder Method http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/docs/cwt/guidance/3153.pdf

Turbidity Using a Nephelometer (“Turbidimeter”) http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/docs/cwt/guidance/3154.pdf

Collection and Use of Total Suspended Solids http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/docs/cwt/guidance/3157a.pdf

Fact Sheet – Water Color http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/docs/cwt/guidance/3159.pdf

Determining Color Water http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/swamp/docs/cwt/guidance/3159a.pdf