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Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014

The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Prop 1) was approved by voters in November 2014 (California Water Code (CWC) Division 26.7). Funding from Prop 1 is intended to fund projects that provide more reliable water supplies, restore important species and habitat, and develop a more resilient and sustainably managed water system (water supply, water quality, flood protection, and environment) that can better withstand inevitable and unforeseen pressures in the coming decades.

Prop 1 Chapter 6, “Protecting Rivers, Lakes, Streams, Coastal Waters, and Watersheds”, allocates $30 million to the OPC for a competitive grant program for multibenefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects in accordance with statewide priorities, CWC §79730 and §79731(d). It is the intent of the OPC to fund projects that meet Prop 1 criteria and fulfill of the mission of the OPC to ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.

More information about Proposition 1 can be found at the California Natural Resources Agency’s Bond Accountability Website.

Round 1 Solicitation Period Closed: December 1, 2015

Round 2 Solicitation Period: Spring/Summer 2017

Adopted Grant GuidelinesProposition 1 grant guidelines

The Council unanimously adopted the guidelines at the September 22 Council meeting.

Here are documents from the September 22, 2015 meeting:

Draft guidelines that were posted for public review and comment:draft Proposition 1 guidelines [download].

The deadline for comments was August 21, 2015. The OPC held three public meetings around the state for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft guidelines:

  • June 24th from 2-5pm at the California Natural Resources Agency Auditorium (First Floor), 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California
  • July 14th from 9-11am at the Southern California Coastal Water Resources Project, 3535 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, California
  • August 11th from 9:30-11:30am at the Wharfinger Building (Bay Room), 1 Marina Way, Eureka, California

Tribal Webinar

On July 7th the OPC hosted a webinar on the OPC Draft Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines (available here). This webinar was intended exclusively for Tribal representatives only and intended to be an information-sharing opportunity, not formal consultation.

Please contact our Tribal Liaison Jennifer Phillips ( with any questions or comments.

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Staff Contact
Nick Sadrpour Sea Grant Fellow
General Proposition 1 Information
California Natural Resources Agency’s Bond Accountability Prop 1 Website