Restoration Authority Grants

Measure AA Grant Round:

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority will not release a Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2022 and plans to release its next RFP in 2023. 

Instead of issuing an RFP in 2022 for Grant Round 6, the Authority will rely on the 2021 Round 5 list of projects when developing a list of projects to recommend in FY 22-23, in accordance with Resolution No. 97. The Authority will issue its next RFP in 2023, when the available funding will be greater, at 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, including the EPA which is currently accepting applications for two grant programs for restoration, protection, and climate resilience projects in the San Francisco Bay (deadline Sept 20)

Applicants with unfunded or partially funded applications from Grant Round 5 can submit any relevant project updates to grants@sfbayrestore.org by July 29, 2022.  Staff will work with the Authority’s Advisory Committee to develop a list of recommended projects for Round 6 (FY 22-23) in fall 2022. 

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Eligibility:

The Board will fund projects that qualify as one or more of the following project types:

  1. 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;
  2. A flood management project that is part of a habitat project;
  3. 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.

 

Application Materials:

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority will not release a Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2022 and plans to release its next RFP in 2023.

The 2021 Grant Round opened July 8, 2021, and the deadline was October 7, 2021. 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.

The Restoration Authority Board will make funding decisions at public meetings based on its enabling legislation and the requirements of Measure AA.

Sign up for our mailing list to be kept up to date on the current grant cycle. For any questions, please contact grants@sfbayrestore.org.

 

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. 

 

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