San Francisco, CA -(Ammoland.com)- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced the selection of five additional projects to receive approximately $9.4 million in grants through its fiscal year 2015-16 Watershed Restoration Grant Program cycle.
These awards were made following an augmentation of funding from the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) in the 2016-17 Budget Act.
The grants will fund a diversity of planning, implementation and acquisition projects that further implement the objectives of the California Water Action Plan.
“In the first year of our Proposition 1 program, the number of proposals received outstripped the availability of funding,” CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham said. “We are responding to this demand by readily supporting additional projects to address specific water action plan objectives which will ensure the program’s continued momentum.”
Projects approved for funding include:
These five awarded project proposals were included in the initial administrative review and subsequent technical review process of all proposals received in response to CDFW’s August 2015 solicitation. This process included reviews by CDFW scientists, as well as experts from other agencies and academia.
CDFW is also currently reviewing proposals received in response to its fiscal year 2016-17 Proposition 1 Grant Programs solicitation and anticipates the announcement of awarded projects in November 2016.
More information about CDFW’s Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs can be found at www.wildlife.ca.gov/grants. Funding for these projects comes from the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act 2014 (Proposition 1) bond funds, a portion of which are allocated annually through the California State Budget Act.
For more information about Proposition 1, please visit http://bondaccountability.resources.ca.gov/p1.aspx.
About the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW):
The Mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.
For more information, visit: www.wildlife.ca.gov.
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