ESRP Small Grants Program

The 2020 ESRP Small Grants Program 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 more than 50 individual volunteer technical reviewers representing leaders in science, policy, private industries, 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 Small Grants Program in the future, see this year's Request for Proposals document and the grant calendar below. 


RFP published March 19 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
Notify ESRP staff of Intent to Submit April 1 Email Jenna Jewett at to provide your intent to submit and project location. All applicants will be contacted the first week of April with instructions to schedule site visits. See pages 7 and 8 for tentative dates and locations. Additional site visit scheduling questions can be sent to
Pre-proposals due April 15 Pre-proposal submitted through PRISM Online.
Pre-application site visits  April 27 - May 22 In-person site visits with members of the ESRP team.
Full proposals due

June 25

11:59 PM

See application process steps and criteria. Proposals submitted through PRISM Online
Presentations July 28 - 29 Presentations by sponsors to technical evaluation team.
2021-23 ESRP Preliminary Investment Plan Submitted September 2020 Ranked project list and funding recommendations published and submitted to OFM. Ranked list submitted to the Governor in December. 
Funding notification TBD Funding notification dependent upon final 2021-23 state budget. Funds are anticipated to be available July 1, 2021.