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The Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) provides grants to local communities for projects to reduce flooding and erosion and associated property damages; restore, enhance, or protect the natural ecological values of streams; and promote community involvement, education, and stewardship.

2014 Grant Cycle Update

The 2014 Draft Guidelines and Draft Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) are posted below and available for public comment!

DWR is seeking public comments on the Draft Guidelines and PSP for the Urban Streams Restoration Program. The comment period will last for 30 days beginning July 16, 2014, and ending at 5:00pm on August 14, 2014. During this comment period, there will be two public meetings: one held in Sacramento on August 5 and one held in Red Bluff on August 7. Space is limited at the Sacramento meeting. If you would like to attend the Sacramento meeting in person, please RSVP to The Sacramento meeting will be accessible via WebEx.

Meeting Location Information:
August 5, 2014 1-3pm (Space is limited, please RSVP)
Department of Water Resources
901 P Street Room 422
Sacramento, CA 95814
UpdateA WebEx recoding of this meeting has been sent out to the mailing list and can be found here:

August 7, 2014 1-3pm
Department of Water Resources
2440 Main Street
Large Conference Room
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Please submit all comments by email to:

After the public comment period closes, Program staff will review the comments and revise the documents. The Final 2014 Guidelines and PSP will be released as soon as possible after the comment period closes. The posting of the final versions of the documents on this webpage will commence the PSP application window, which is expected to last for 75 days. Additional information about the application process and assistance with applications will be made available when the solicitation period officially begins.

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Projects funded by the Urban Streams Program

Since 1985, the program has provided over 240 grants ranging from $1,000 to $1 million to communities throughout California. The projects have included stream cleanups, bank stabilization projects, revegetation efforts, recontouring of channels to improve floodplain function and occasional acquisition of strategic floodplain properties or easements.

For more detailed information on many projects that the program has funded, visit the University of California, Davis Natural Resource Project Inventory. Project names followed by "DWR Z*****" have received funding from the Urban Streams Restoration Program.

For additional information about the Proposition 84 funded projects, you can also visit the Bond Accountability Website.

Selected Projects Funded Under Proposition 40
Selected Projects Funded Under Proposition 13

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For other USRP inquiries contact one of our representatives below.

Program Manager

Amy Young
Staff Environmental Scientist
Phone: (916) 651-9626

Headquarters Staff

Kevin Marr
Environmental Scientist
Phone: (916) 651-9621

Melissa Roberts
Staff Analyst
Phone: (916) 651-0163

Mailing Address

Urban Streams Restoration Program
P. O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA


Urban Streams Restoration Program
Department of Water Resources
901 P Street, Room 411A
Sacramento, CA 95814