The 2022 ESRP Restoration and Protection grant competition is now open. Pre-proposal due date is extended to March 18, 2022.
During the last round, 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 was 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, see this year's Request for Proposals document and the grant calendar below.
Restoration and Protection Grant Application Schedule
2023-2025 Grant Round (Applications Due 2022)
|RFP published||Jan. 13, 2022||Request for proposals to ESRP mailing list and posted on the website.|
|Grant competition informational webinar||Jan. 18, 2022||ESRP hosted an informational webinar to answer any questions about Restoration and Protection grants, the evaluation criteria, and the application process. Watch the recording here. And watch our PRISM tutorial here.|
|Pre-proposals due; register for site visits||March 18, 2022.||Extended to March 18th. Pre-proposal submitted through PRISM online. All applicants will be contacted with instructions to schedule site visits. Site visit scheduling questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Pre-application site visit presentations||March 7 - April 1, 2022||In-person site visits with members of the ESRP team.|
|Pre-proposal review complete. Full application invites sent.||April 15, 2022||Pre-Proposal review complete; Applicants invited to submit Full Applications to Restoration and Protection Grant Program|
|Full applications and portfolio applications due||June 1, 2022||Full Applications and Portfolio Applications due for Restoration and Protection Grants|
|Applicant presentation and technical review||July 18-22, 2022||Applicant Presentations and Technical Review Week for Restoration & Protection Grants|
|Preliminary investment plan released||Sep. 1, 2022||Funding notification is dependent upon the final 2023-25 state budget. Funds are anticipated to be available on July 1, 2023.|