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Grants Program

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.


2010 Full PSP

2007 Supplemental PSP

2006 Focused PSP

2004 Full PSP

Information for Grantees

As a Delta Science Program Grantee there are many forms and policies that you need to be familiar with. To assist you, the Delta Science Program has prepared an informational slide show. Please click here to view the informational slides.

Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)