Restoration Authority Grants

Virtual Networking Sessions to Build Partnerships

You shared and we heard!

Our current and potential grantees have voiced the issue that building new partnerships - for restoration projects to be successful in improving habitat, engaging communities, and applying for funding - is often difficult. Restoration Authority staff want to help facilitate the process of forming partnerships by hosting virtual networking sessions.

If you would like to participate in a networking session in the upcoming months, please fill out our interest form. We will reach out to you with more details, and will aim to organize meetings by region.


2020 Competitive Grant Round:

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has released a call for proposals for Measure AA’s latest Grant Round. Proposals are due by October 23, 2020 at 5 pm PST. Submit your grant application packet by emailing it to


Community Grants Program:

The Community Grants Program provides an alternative application pathway for projects led by community-based organizations in economically disadvantaged communities. More information can be found on the Community Grants Page. 


View slides and a summary of the Q&A from our August 19, 2020 webinar to learn about the Restoration Authority's latest grant opportunities. You can also view a recording of the webinar.



The Board will fund projects that qualify as one or more of the following project types:

  1. A habitat project that aims to restore, protect, or enhance tidal wetlands, managed ponds, or natural habitats on the shoreline in the San Francisco Bay Area;
  2. A flood management project that is part of a habitat project;
  3. A public access project that will provide or improve access or recreational amenities that are part of a habitat project.

The Authority is particularly interested in supporting projects that address equity and include benefits to economically disadvantaged communities through meaningful community engagement.

More information on project eligibility, eligible grantees, and prioritization criteria can be found in the Request for Proposals.


Project Consultation:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a pre-application and consult with Restoration Authority staff on project eligibility. Based on the nature of the project proposal, staff will advise applicants on whether to submit a full application for the competitive Grant Round, or to work collaboratively with staff in the Community Grants Program. If you intend to submit an application for the 2020 Grant Round, please submit your pre-application as soon as possible, and no later than October 2, 2020.


Application Materials:

Schedule for Current Grant Cycle:

Request for Proposals Released July 22, 2020
Informational Webinar August 19, 2020
Full Applications Due October 23, 2020
Evaluation Fall 2020 to Winter 2020/2021
Grant Funding Recommendations and Board Meeting Spring 2021


The Restoration Authority Board will make funding decisions at public meetings based on its enabling legislation and the requirements of Measure AA.


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