ESRP Small Grants Program

The 2022 ESRP Small Grants Program competition is now closed. For more details, download ESRP's 2023-2025 preliminary investment plan.

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) 2023-25 Investment Plan. This draft Investment Plan will be presented to the State Legislature in consideration for 2023-25 state appropriations.

For more details, download the 2023-2025 preliminary investment plan. And you can download the 2021-23 investment plan or the more comprehensive 2021 ESRP handout for information on the previously funded projects.

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 the 2022 Request for Proposals document and the 2022 grant calendar below. 

Small Grants Program Application Schedule 

2023-2025 Grant Round (Now Closed)

TASK DATE DESCRIPTION
RFP released Jan. 13, 2022 Request for proposals sent to ESRP mailing list and posted on website.
Grant Competition Informational Webinar

Jan. 18, 2022

ESRP hosted an informational webinar to answer any questions about the Small Grants Program, the evaluation criteria, and the application process. Watch the recording here. And watch our PRISM tutorial here.
Pre-proposals due March 18, 2022 Pre-Proposals due in PRISM for Small Grants.
Virtual site visits Feb. 23-24, 2022 Small Grants virtual site visits Feb. 23-24, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Late virtual site visits will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis.
Full applications due May 11, 2022 Full applications due for Small Grants.
Reviewer questions June 8, 2022 Written questions from reviewers provided to applicants of Small Grants.
Response to questions due June 15, 2022 Applicants' response to reviewer questions due for Small 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.