The CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response will distribute money from the Environmental Enhancement Fund to environmental enhancement projects around the state. Previous awards ranged from $100,000 to $300,000 per project.
The funds come from fines and penalties from state oil spill violations.
To qualify, applicants must be within or near water, have a clear timeframe with “measurable outcomes” and be meant to improve or restore ecosystem function for wildlife, said the agency.
Projects must submit their applications by 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 on OSPR’s website. Award recipients will be notified by Spring 2023.
More information is available online or by contacting OSPR Environmental Scientist Daniel Orr by email or at 916-559-1381.