Grant Programs

California Urban Rivers Grant ProgramPublic Comment Period Now Open

The California Natural Resources Agency, Grants and Bonds Office is preparing to release draft guidelines for public comment April 12, 2016. This will be a competitive grant program for projects that meet at least two of the following five statutory conditions:

  • Promote Groundwater Recharge and Water Reuse.
  • Reduce Energy Consumption.
  • Use Soils, Plants, and Natural Processes to Treat Runoff.
  • Create, or Restore Native Habitat.
  • Increase Regional and Local Resiliency and Adaptability to Climate Change.

Final guidelines are expected to be released in Summer 2016. Additionally, technical assistance workshops will be held throughout California. Applications are anticipated due Fall 2016.

California River Parkways

Solicitation for the California River Parkways grant program is closed. Awards are anticipated early July 2016.

Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Program2015-16 Grant Cycle is Now Open

The EEM Program is an annual program and was established by legislation in 1989 and amended on September 26, 2013. It offers grants to local, state and federal governmental agencies and to nonprofit organizations for projects to mitigate the environmental impacts caused by new or modified public transportation facilities.

To see the 2014-15 Awards click here.

California Museum Grant Program

Solicitation for the Museum Grant Program is closed. Awards are anticipated June 2016.

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California Natural Resources Agency
Bonds and Grants Unit

1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-2812
(916) 653-8102 fax


Chief, Bonds & Grants

Polly Escovedo

Program Managers

Carol Carter

Cristelle Erickson

Grants Administrators

Brad Juarros

Diane Sousa

Craig Zeff

Melissa Jones

Grants Coordinator

Stacey Bell

Jocelyn Raphael