January 16, 2019

Overview of Programs

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it sure can help plant them. Please take a look at a summary of current funding opportunities/programs through the Bonds and Grants Unit of the California Natural Resources Agency.

December 20, 2018

Concept Proposals Solicitation for Cultural, Community and Natural Resources

December 18, 2018

Draft Urban Greening Program Benefits Calculator Tool

The California Air Resources Board is accepting public comments on Draft Urban Greening Program Benefits Calculator Tool and supporting Draft Urban Greening Quantification Methodology from December 17, 2018 to January 2, 2019.  Comments on the Draft Benefits Calculator Tool and Draft Quantification Methodology may be submitted to: GGRFProgram@arb.ca.gov

The Final Urban Greening Benefits Calculator Tool and Final Urban Greening Quantification Methodology will be available on the California Climate Investments resources webpage at: www.arb.ca.gov/cci-resources.

October 30, 2018

Urban Greening Awards Announced

The California Natural Resources Agency announced $24.7 million in funding for 20 infrastructure projects through the state’s Urban Greening program. Click here for the full list of awards.

August 31, 2018

Just Another Day in Paradise Creek Education Park

Step in to the Paradise Creek Educational Park. National city recently completed this Urban Greening Project  to expand community space adjacent to Kimball Elementary, create a new safe schools route, install an edible garden, and remove concrete to create a bioswale and native vegetation park. The project has been a real success in inspiring the local school children.





















This project was funded by Proposition 84 – Urban Greening Grant Program.

August 24, 2018

Alamo Creek Community-Based Restoration Project

Vacaville partnered with Solano RCD to restore various spots along Alamo Creek, focusing on Arundo donax removal, bank stabilization, native plant revegetation and improved water quality. The project sites are accessible by the Alamo and Southside bike trails. The city incorporated various school groups and were able to deliver a great project despite long hot working days.









This project was funded by Proposition 84 – Urban Greening Grant Program.

August 23, 2018

The Octagon Barn

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo recently completed the Roadside Recreation at the Octagon Barn Center in San Luis Obispo project.  The project installed landscaping and irrigation infrastructure at the historic Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo.





















This project was funded via the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program.

July 27, 2018

River Parkways Solicitation Announced

Concept proposals for the California River Parkways grant program will be accepted August 15, 2018 through September 27, 2018. See the River Parkways page for more information.

July 13, 2018

Habitat Restoration on Denmark Creek

The Denmark Creek Fish Barrier Removal and Riparian Enhancement Project was recently completed by the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District. It included the removal of a deteriorating culvert and road debris from the creek and restoration of riparian stream habitat on Denmark Creek in the Navarro Watershed. The project opened two miles of habitat to steelhead trout, improved stream connectivity and reduced sediment entering the stream system. This past winter the creek was very full with evidence of fish making it through; additionally, there were many other critters spotted.




















This project was funded via the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program.

July 10, 2018

Summer Fun at the Truckee River

Tahoe City Public Utility District completed the Truckee River Restoration and Access Project along Highway 89. The project created three formal access points to the Truckee River and the Truckee River Bike Trail, created staging areas, restored riparian habitat, and stabilized the slope along the trail.


This project was funded by Proposition 84 – River Parkways Grant Program.

Quick Links

Grant Program Updates and Solicitations

System for Online Application Review (SOAR)

References for Grantees


  • Click here to Sign-up for the CNRA Bonds and Grants ListServ.
  • Click here to Sign-up for the Museum Grant Program ListServ.


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