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.

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 was released on September 26, 2018 and is currently open with proposals due November 26, 2018 by 5pm PST (linked below). Sign up for our mailing list to be kept up to date, and see below for the schedule for the current grant cycle.

Solicitation September 26th, 2018
Webinar (optional) October 18th from 11am – 12pm PST
Proposals Due November 26th, 2018 by 5pm PST
Evaluation November 27th – February 18th, 2019
Grant Recommendations and Board Meeting Starting in Spring/Early Summer 2019

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 18, 2018, please follow this link to access the webinar's Powerpoint Presentation.

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 second round of grants in early summer 2019.