San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority

Restoration Authority Grants

San Francisco Bay

The Restoration Authority will achieve its mission through awarding grants to partner organizations to undertake projects that further its goals. Learn more about how the Authority's process will work and review our timeline.

Request for Proposals Release

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority closed its first Request for Proposals for year one of its grant program on November 15, 2017. The RFP for year two grants will be released in Autumn 2018. Sign up for our mailing list to be kept up to date.

The Request for Proposals, and Grant Application:

After submitting your Grant Application to, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting your Grant Application, please reach back out to, or call the Restoration Authority at (510) 286-7193.

Pre-Proposal Consultation

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Restoration Authority staff during the project solicitation period before submitting your application. Consultations are normally 30 minutes and via phone. To schedule your pre-proposal consultation, please reach out to


An optional webinar was held on October 4, 2017 from 2pm – 3pm PST. A copy of the Powerpoint slides from the webinar can be found here, and a recording of the webinar can be found here.

Resources for the Grant Application can be found below:

For any questions, please contact


The Restoration Authority Board will make funding decisions at public meetings based on its enabling legislation and the requirements of Measure AA. The Board may fund projects to protect and restore San Francisco Bay for future generations by (1) improving water quality by reducing pollution and trash and engaging in restoration activities; (2) restoring, monitoring and maintaining habitat for fish, birds and wildlife; (3) using natural habitats to protect communities from floods; and (4) increasing shoreline access and encouraging public participation in protecting the Bay's health.

Additional information on funding decisions, including project eligibility, eligible grantees, prioritization criteria, and the process for the review and approval of grants, can be found in the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority's Grant Program Guidelines.

Grantmaking Timeline

The Authority plans to make the first round of grants in early 2018.