ESRP Small Grants Program

The 2022 ESRP Small Grants Program competition is now open.

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.

For more details, download the 2021-23 investment plan or the more comprehensive 2021 ESRP handout

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

Small Grants Program Application Schedule 

2023-2025 Grant Round (Applications Due 2022)

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

Jan. 18, 2022

Informational Webinar for Restoration and Protection Grants and Small Grants. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register for meeting.  
Pre-proposals due Feb. 7, 2022 Pre-Proposals due in PRISM for Small Grants to register for required virtual site visits.
Virtual site visits Feb. 23-24, 2022 Small Grants virtual site visits Feb. 23-24, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (required).
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.