Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program

The California Natural Resources Agency is no longer accepting project proposals for the 2020-21 round of the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Grant Program. Project proposals for 2020-21 under Step 1 have been submitted,  Step 2 – virtual field visits have been completed, and those applicants invited to Step 3 have submitted their supporting documents. Final recommendations will be presented to the California Transportation Commission with awards anticipated January 2022. 

The EEM Program is an annual program 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.

Click HERE to access the 2020-21 EEM Project Proposal Guidelines for more information on the supporting
documents below.

The solicitation for the 2022 EEM Program is anticipated in April 2022. Sign up for our listserv to stay

For questions contact us at (916) 653-2812 OR at eemcoordinator@resources.ca.gov.

System for Online Application Review (SOAR)

SOAR Log-in Page
SOAR User Manual

References Forms and Templates:

Supporting Documents List

Resolution Template (Approved and adopted by governing board)

Certification Letter (For applicants without a governing board)

Property Data Sheet

Permit Approval Status

Willing Seller Letter Template (Acquisition Projects)