By Jennies Tran
The County Watershed Program (CWP) is partnering with The Watershed Project (TWP) to administer the Community Watershed Stewardship Grants (CWSG.) This is a one-year grant program benefiting watershed groups, environmental nonprofit organizations, and grassroots organizations working in Contra Costa County to prevent water pollution and help restore the health of local watersheds and creeks.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2016 – 2017 fiscal year. Individual grant awards will range between $1,000-$20,000 over a 12-month grant term. Projects must be implemented in unincorporated Contra Costa County.
Formal and informal groups are eligible; non-profit status or relationship with a fiscal sponsor is required. If applicable, groups must have legal access to the project site (must have written support of property owner.) On-the-ground restoration projects must be publicly accessible.
Grant money can fund many different projects, but each project must contain a strong stewardship component, a pollution prevention message, and/or result in the actual reduction of pollutants to creeks, the Delta, or the Bay. A wide variety of projects will be considered.
Projects that can demonstrate a direct and visible impact and long-term sustainability will be viewed most favorably.
Thursday March 17th, 2016 (postmarked by March 15th will be accepted)
Questions about the grant program and the application should be directed to: