Public Comment Period Opens for Riverine Stewardship Program


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Fall colors along a creek. DWR/2011

San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement & Urban Streams Restoration Grants Draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the opening of the public comment period for the Riverine Stewardship Program: San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP) & Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) Grants Draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP).

The public comment period began on January 28, 2019 and will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019. Following review of the public comments, DWR will release the final guidelines and solicit proposals.

The draft guidelines and PSP, as well as detailed information on the solicitation rules, procedures, and process can be accessed at the Riverine Stewardship Program – Grants webpage.

DWR will grant funds through the Riverine Stewardship Program’s subprograms, URSP and SJFPEP, for planning and implementation of projects that restore streams, creeks, and rivers to enhance the environment for fish, wildlife, and people.

Comment Period

Public comments can be submitted for the Draft Guidelines and PSP by one of the following methods:

1. Electronic Mail

Transmitted comments should be sent to Electronic files should be MS Word compatible or PDF.

2. Hard Copy via U.S. Mail

California Department of Water Resources

Division of Integrated Regional Water Management

Ecosystem Restoration & Enhancement Branch

Post Office Box 942836

Sacramento, CA 94236

Attention: Jim Long

3. Hard Copy via Hand Delivery

901 P Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Attention: Jim Long

4. Participate in one of our three public meetings in person.

DWR is hosting three workshops to present the program and its Draft Guidelines and PSP, and to receive feedback from the public. Workshops will be tentatively scheduled during the week of March 4, 2019 and the workshop locations and details will be announced soon.

Notices of the release of the Draft Guidelines were sent via email to potential applicants and interested parties. Future notices will include new solicitations, document releases, upcoming workshops, and other Riverine Stewardship Program announcements. Update your preferences for subscribing or unsubscribing to our email mailing list on the ListServ page.

If you have any questions during the public comment period, please contact us at