General Program Information
- CA Water Code § 7048
- Funded Projects
- Example Projects
- FAQs (pdf, 78kb)
- 2008 Final Prop 84 USRP Guidelines (pdf, 617kb)
- USRP Grant Agreement Template (PDF, 400 KB)
- Invoices and Expenses
- Other Funding Sources
- Reference Information
- California Watershed Map (pdf, 351kb)
- Past Information
For the Applicant
For Active Grantees
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.
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.
- Example projects funded by the Urban Streams Program.
- $4.575 Million, fiscal Year 2004/2005: Seventeen projects were selected for the first and only $4.575 million in Proposition 40 funding.
- $8.7 Million, Fiscal Year 2002-2003: Twenty-six projects were selected for the final $8.7 million in Proposition 13 funding.
- $10 Million, Fiscal Year 2001-2002: Eligible applications not selected for funding during the first $2 million cycle were automatically considered for the $10 million in available funding for Fiscal Year 2001/2002. Twenty-six projects were selected for funding.
- $2 Million, Fiscal Year 2000-2001: Eleven projects were selected for the first $2 million in Proposition 13 funding.
If you would like to be placed on the USRP contact list to receive information regarding the program,
subscribe by entering your name and email in the Mailing List Form.
For other USRP inquiries contact one of our representatives below.
Program ManagerAmy Young
Staff Environmental Scientist
Phone: (916) 651-9626
Headquarters StaffKevin Marr
Phone: (916) 651-9621
Phone: (916) 651-0163
Mailing AddressUrban Streams Restoration Program
P. O. Box 942836
LocationUrban Streams Restoration Program
Department of Water Resources
901 P Street, Room 411A
Sacramento, CA 95814