Measure AA Grant Round:
The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority plans to release its next RFP in July 2023 with proposals due in October 2023.
The available funding will be approximately $22 million.
The Community Grants Program, which is open only to community-based organizations in economically disadvantaged communities, will continue to operate on a rolling basis.
Several other state and federal agencies will have higher than average amounts of funding available for San Francisco Bay restoration in the coming year. A recording of a May 3, 2023 webinar on state and federal funding sources is available here.
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The Board will fund projects that qualify as one or more of the following project types:
- A habitat project that aims to restore, protect, or enhance tidal wetlands, managed ponds, or natural habitats on the shoreline in the San Francisco Bay Area;
- A flood management project that is part of a habitat project;
- A public access project that will provide or improve access or recreational amenities that are part of a habitat project.
The Authority is particularly interested in supporting projects that address equity and include benefits to economically disadvantaged communities through meaningful community engagement.
More information on project eligibility, eligible grantees, and prioritization criteria can be found in the Request for Proposals.
The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority plans to release its next RFP in July 2023. The RFP is not expected to change significantly from the 2021 version and project proponents are welcome to submit a pre-application at any time.
The Measure AA 2021 Grants Webinar was hosted on August 5, 2021. View the webinar slides and Q&A. A recording can be found here.
- Request for Proposals
- Full Grant Application Packet:
- Grant Application Cover Pages (PDF: DOWNLOAD BEFORE ENTERING INFORMATION)
- Grant Application (Word)
- Budget Template (Excel)
The Restoration Authority Board will make funding decisions at public meetings based on its enabling legislation and the requirements of Measure AA.
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Community Grants Program:
The Community Grants Program provides an alternative application pathway for projects led by community-based organizations in economically disadvantaged communities. More information can be found on the Community Grants Page.
- Grant Round FAQs
- Recording of the May 3, 2023 Funding Forum with NOAA, EPA, and the State Coastal Conservancy
- The typical process of receiving our grants, linked on our Resources for Grantees page
- How to Get Your Project Added to the SFBJV Project List
- Economically Disadvantaged Communities
- Guidance on identifying Economically Disadvantaged Communities
- Maps identifying communities with an income less than 80% of Area Median Income, at the Census Tract and Block Group levels
- PDF maps:
- Full Nine-County Bay Area, Zoomed Out:
- Full Nine-County Bay Area, Close-up of Shoreline:
- Full Nine-County Bay Area, Close-up of Shoreline, with Overlay of Potential Projects Map:
- Interactive map
- PDF maps: