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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 Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) will be available for public review in May or June of 2014. The Public review period will last for 45 days after the notice of availability is sent out to all interested parties, and the draft documents are posted on this webpage. At least one public workshop in Sacramento will also be held during the public review period, and attendance will be possible in person and via WebEx. If you would like to be on our electronic announcement list, please enter your name and email in the Mailing List Form below.

After the public comment period closes, Program staff will address the comments on the draft documents and prepare the Final 2014 Guidelines and PSP. The posting of the final versions of the documents on this webpage will commence the PSP application window which is expected to last for 60 days; the final documents are expected to be posted 2-3 months after the close of the public review period.


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