California River Parkways Grant Program


The California Natural Resources Agency (Agency) will be accepting concept proposals for the California River Parkways grant program August 15, 2018 through September 27, 2018. Awards for River Parkways projects in the approximate amount of $7.0 million will be funded by Proposition 68 for purposes of the California River Parkways Act of 2004. Agency anticipates notifying entities by October 31, 2018 if their proposal has been selected to further compete by submitting a full application. Applicable deadline information for the full application will be provided at the time of notification.

All concepts must be submitted via the System for Online Application Review (SOAR) by September 27, 2018

SOAR is NOT compatible with Macs or Mozilla Firefox. Use internet explorer on a PC only. Once the concept proposal has been submitted electronically, the process is complete, and no hardcopy is required.

Technical Assistance Workshops:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Resources Building 11th Floor, Room 1131
1416 Ninth St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Or via Webcast
Thursday August 16, 2018
Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
“El Encanto”
100 N. Old San Gabriel Canyon Road Azusa, CA 91702

RSVP recommended & appreciated  HERE OR at (916) 653-2812 OR

Resources and Tools

Application Guidelines (also available in MS Word)
Application Workshop Slides
i-Tree Planting Tool
Community FactFinder Tool
DWR Disadvantaged Communities Mapping Tool

Forms and Templates

Resolution Template
Cost Estimate Template
Land Acquisition Form
Property Data Sheet
Willing Seller Letter Template
Project Permit/Approval Status


Primary Phone Number
  • (916) 653-2812
  • Polly Escovedo
Program Managers Grant Administrators