arcpal-alameda-manzanitaOnce a year, the Alameda County Fish and Game Commission (ACFGC) releases a Request for Proposals (RFP) for financial support of projects that meet our mandate. The application procedure requires both a written application (response to the RFP) and an interview (if selected for this stage). Typically, RFPs are released in December and completed applications are due at the beginning of February.

The most recent RFP is linked and available for download here:

ACFG Application for 2023 Grants (pdf)

ACFG Application for 2023 Grants (docx)

The Propagation Fund is primarily supported by fine revenues and restitution monies which result from violations of the Fish and Game Code and Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations in Alameda County, and other civil and criminal violations of environmental laws. Expenditures made from the Fund must benefit the fish and wildlife resources of the County.

The Commission has three levels of grants this year, based on merit and need. There is the opportunity for a single $30,000 grant for an on-the-ground habitat restoration project. If you are interested in applying for this level of grant funding, please provide a detailed project plan on the application attached here. We also anticipate awarding 1-2 grants of up to $10,000 and 5-8 grants of up to $5,000 dependent upon our funds available and the quality of the grant applications. Please list the total award you are seeking where indicated on the application.

Alameda County may modify, or rescind in total, any/all awards granted, to any named grantee, at the County’s discretion.