ESRP Restoration and Protection Grant Program

The 2020 ESRP Restoration and Protection grant competition is now closed. See the ranked list for more information about the 2021-2023 Preliminary Investment Plan.

The application period for the 2021-2023 grant period is now closed. Over the last nine months, we evaluated over 50 individual project requests and worked with over 50 individual volunteer technical reviewers representing leaders in science, policy, private, and public agencies. This competitive review of proposals resulted in a ranked project list which, along with funding recommendations, is the basis for the Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program's (ESRP's) 2021-23 Investment Plan. This draft Investment Plan will be presented to the State Legislature in consideration for 2021-23 state appropriations.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a pre-proposal and application. For those who may be considering applying for the ESRP Restoration and Protection Grant Program in the future, see this year's Request for Proposals document and the grant calendar below. 

Restoration and protection projects application schedule  

Task Date Description
RFP published March 5 Request for proposals to ESRP mailing list and posted on website.
Grant competition informational webinar March 24, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Watch the recorded webinar
Pre-proposals due and register for site visit April 15 Pre-proposal submitted through PRISM online. All applicants will be contacted the first week of April with instructions to schedule site visits. Site visit scheduling questions can be sent to
Pre-application site visit presentations April 27 - May 22 Online presentations with members of the ESRP team.
Full proposals due July 23, 11:59 PM Invitation to submit or deferral by early June. See application process steps and criteria in the RFP. Proposals submitted through PRISM Online.
Presentations Aug. 17 - 21 Presentations by sponsors to technical evaluation team.
2021-23 ESRP Preliminary Investment Plan Submitted September Ranked project list and funding recommendations published and submitted to Office of Financial Management. Ranked list submitted to Governor in December.
Funding notification TBD Funding notification dependent upon final 2021-23 state budget. Funds are anticipated to be available July 1, 2021.