The Urban Rivers Grant Program- CA

“California voters passed the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Act). It added Section 79730 to the Public Resources Code, authorizing the Legislature to appropriate the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) to the California Natural Resources Agency (Agency) for green infrastructure that conserves water, buffers climate change impacts, improves water quality, water supply, public health, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and energy demand, restores, and protects rivers, creeks and streams including the acquisition of resource lands.

The Act provides funding to implement the three objectives of the California Water Action Plan which are 1) more reliable water supplies, 2) the Restoration of important species and habitat, and 3) a more resilient and sustainably managed water infrastructure.” (

  • Eligibility– “Grant funds will be awarded to public agencies, California nonprofit organizations, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, state indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation list and mutual water companies. All nonprofits must be a 501(c)(3) as verified by the Internal Revenue Service.” (
  • Closing Date– Monday, October 3 2016
  • Contact
    • Phone: (916) 653-2812
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