The Delta Science Program has funded 48 research grants totaling more than $27 million. The Science Program considers funding scientific research to be a critical component in establishing unbiased and authoritative knowledge directly relevant to Bay-Delta actions. This knowledge will fundamentally advance the understanding of the complex environments and ecosystems within the Bay-Delta system to aid policy-makers, managers and other decision-makers.
The Delta Science Program funds research grants through a Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) process. The Science Program has had awarded grants through four PSPs: 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010.
The California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) and the Delta Science Program (DSP) are leveraging resources toward a multi-agency solicitation of up to $12 million focused on Delta scientific studies. Funding sources include:
- CDFW Proposition 1 Restoration Grants Program
- Delta Stewardship Council contracts, supplemented with funds from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
All proposals submitted may be jointly considered by CDFW and DSP through a uniform review process and coordinated selection process. Any applicant responding to this Solicitation will be considered for Proposition 1 funds and/or for contract opportunities separate from Proposition 1 through the Delta Stewardship Council.