San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund – US EPA
Deadline: September 20, 2022 at 9:00 pm PDT.
Who is Eligible

State, local governments, districts and councils; regional water pollution control agencies and entities; State coastal zone management agencies; public and private universities and colleges; and public or private non-government agencies, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Projects that will improve San Francisco Bay’s wetlands and waters. Projects types include but are not limited to: redesign and replacement of urban infrastructure from “gray to green”, projects which reduce water quality impacts associated with homelessness, reduce trash in bay waters, restoration of watersheds impacted by wildfires, dredged material reuse, shoreline projects that restore habitat, green stormwater infrastructure installation, and projects which reduce nutrient inputs into the San Francisco Bay.

When to Apply

Applications are typically accepted on an annual basis. Proposals for the current funding round are due September 20, 2022 at 9:00 pm PDT.

Available Funds

$24 million in grant funding to protect and restore San Francisco Bay watersheds and wetlands, with awards ranging between $1 million to $3 million. Approximately $5 million in grant funding specifically to expand the SFBWQIF’s focus on building climate resilience in underserved communities, with awards ranging between $200,000 to $1 million.

Award Size

Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined


4 projects were awarded in FY 2020.