California River Parkways grant applications due October 14

THE CALIFORNIA RIVER PARKWAYS PROGRAM GRANT GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF FUNDING IS NOW AVAILABLE:

The Proposition 50 California River Parkways Program in the Resources Agency is a competitive grant program for river parkways projects. Eligible projects must provide public access or be a component of a larger parkway plan that provides public access. In addition, projects must meet two of the following conditions:

  • Provide compatible recreational opportunities including trails for strolling, hiking, bicycling, and equestrian uses along rivers and streams.
  • Protect, improve or restore riverine or riparian habitat, including benefits to wildlife habitat and water quality.
  • Maintain or restore the open-space character of lands along rivers and streams so that they are compatible with periodic flooding as part of a flood management plan or project.
  • Convert existing developed riverfront land into uses consistent with river parkways.
  • Provide facilities to support or interpret river or stream restoration or other conservation activities.

A copy of the application and all materials needed for the second round of the California River Parkways Program are available on the website: http://resources.ca.gov/bonds_prop50riverparkway.htmlAll applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Send applications to:
The Resources Agency
Attn: Bonds and Grants Unit
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 654-9923
Fax: (916) 653-8102
Email: rp50@resources.ca.gov

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