October 2, 2019

CCNR Grant Awards Announced

The California Natural Resources Agency announced $37 million in funding for 21 projects under its Cultural, Community and Natural Resources grant program funded by Proposition 68. Click here for full list of awards. 

August 2, 2019

It’s All In The Shelves

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has recently upgraded their storage cabinets for research collection specimens of birds and mammals. The new cabinets provide more space for future growth and protect specimens from pests and other hazards. The project will allow for improved organization, management, and access for the specimens, benefiting curators, researchers, and public educational tour groups.













Learn more about the project by watching the video below:

Photo and video courtesy of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History


This project received funding from Proposition 40 through the Museum Grant Program.

June 14, 2019

James Creek Fish Passage

The Mendocino Land Trust completed a project to remove a man-made fish passage barrier. Rock weirs were installed, creating a more natural and accessible route upstream.

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

June 8, 2019

Anaheim Coves

Congrats to City of Anaheim and it’s many partners in the successful completion of the Northern Extension of the Anaheim Coves Urban Nature Park. They turned obstacles into partnership opportunities as they built a project to benefit the community. The project converted barren land to native habitat and created a through greenway/linear urban park with formal entrances at both ends.



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

May 23, 2019

Bridge to the Future

Bicyclist, pedestrians, and strollers all are having an easier time crossing the San Lorenzo River. The existing bridge path was significantly widened and improved as part of the San Lorenzo River Parkway Project – Phase III completed by the City of Santa Cruz. Many dignitaries and members of the community came out for both the ground breaking and later for the ribbon cutting. The project is part of the larger Rail Trail vision for the area.

This project was funded by Proposition 13 – River Parkways Grant Program.

April 22, 2019

Wetland Wonderland

UC Santa Barbara and the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration have teamed up for the North Campus Open Space Restoration Project. As part of a larger effort, grant funds assisted in restoring upland and wetland habitat including native grassland, freshwater marsh, saltmarsh, and coastal sage scrub. The project incorporates involvement from many groups, including local students.

slough at project site

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

February 22, 2019

Wakamatsu Community Farm and Accessible Trail Project

American River Conservancy recently completed a restoration project to remove exotic vegetation and re-vegetate 10-acres of mixed oak woodland and riparian habitats on the 272-acre Wakamatsu Farm in El Dorado County. The project also included upgrading existing nature trail to ADA accessible as well as creating a native plant nursery and community farm. The property has strong cultural connections as well that help make the project come alive.

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

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.


Primary Phone Number
  • (916) 653-2812
  • Polly Escovedo
Program Managers Deputy Chief, Bonds Fiscal Resources Grant Administrators Grants Support