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Delta Science Proposal Solicitation

 

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Delta Science Program (DSP), with support from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), are now accepting applications for the Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN). This multi-agency solicitation will award up to $12 million focused on Delta scientific studies.

 

To access the PSN, please click here.

 

Applications must be submitted online at CDFW WebGrants: https://watershedgrants.wildlife.ca.gov.

 

Proposals are due by 4:00 PM PDT on October 26, 2018.

 

This solicitation includes the CDFW Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program’s science topics for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, as well as action areas from the 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda. Funding will be provided through Proposition 1, the Delta Stewardship Council, and USBR following a joint selection process. All eligible entities are encouraged to submit proposals for qualified projects.

 

Questions about the notice may be submitted via email to WatershedGrants@Wildlife.ca.gov

 

Events:

Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice Application Webinars

CDFW and DSP will host online application workshops on September 20, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 PM PDT and October 17, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM PDT.

1. October 17, 2018 Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice Application Webinar

NEW    Webinar Flyer: Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Application Webinar - October 17, 2018   

 

2. September 20, 2018 Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice Application Webinar

Recorded Webinar: Delta Science Application Workshop

PowerPoint Presentation: Delta Science Application Workshop

Webinar Flyer: Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Application Webinar - September 20, 2018

 

Draft Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice Webinar

 

Past informational webinar links:

 

 

Background:

CDFW, DSP and USBR are leveraging resources toward a multi-agency solicitation of up to $12 million focused on Delta scientific studies. Funding sources include:

  • CDFW Proposition 1 Restoration Grants Program (up to $7M)
  • Delta Stewardship Council contracts (up to $5M total)
    • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation via Delta Stewardship Council contracts
    • State General Fund and Environmental License Plate Fund

All proposals submitted may be jointly considered by CDFW and DSP through a uniform review process and coordinated selection process. Any applicant responding to this Solicitation will be considered for Proposition 1 funds and/or for contract opportunities separate from Proposition 1 through the Delta Stewardship Council.

 

 

 

Solicitation Focus:

The Science Action Agenda (SAA) forms the foundation for DSP’s action areas for scientific studies in this solicitation notice.  SAA action areas are:

  • Human dimensions of resource management;
  • Science synthesis;
  • Support and evaluate habitat restoration;
  • Interactions between stressors, managed species, and communities; and
  • Modernizing monitoring, data management, and modeling. 

See the SAA for examples of projects that fit into these focus areas.

 

The focus for CDFW will be on the following topics:

  • Support and evaluate habitat restoration;
  • Habitat requirements of Delta estuarine and migratory aquatic species to support management decisions; and
  • Interactions between stressors, managed species, and communities.

 

Anticipated Timeline:

Proposal solicitation opens: September 10, 2018

Application Workshops: September 20, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 PM PDT and October 17, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM PDT.

Applications due: 4:00 PM PDT October 26, 2018

Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)