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Environmental Enhancement Fund

The Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) grant program is administered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response. The objective of this grant program is to award grants to nonprofit organizations, cities, counties, districts, state agencies, and departments; and, to the extent permitted by federal law, to federal agencies to support environmental enhancement projects located within or adjacent to the marine waters of the state. An enhancement project is a project that acquires habitat for preservation, or improves habitat quality and ecosystem function above baseline conditions, and that meets all of the following requirements:

  1. Is located within or immediately adjacent to California marine waters, as defined in California Government Code (subdivision (i) of Section 8670.3);
  2. Has measurable outcomes within a predetermined timeframe.
  3. Is designed to acquire, restore, or improve habitat or restore ecosystem function, or both, to benefit fish and wildlife.

The “Grant Application and Administrative Procedures Guide for the EEF Grant” and application form, as well as “Frequently Asked Questions”, are available for download from this page. Questions may also be sent via e-mail to
There is no current request for proposals for this program. Please check back at a later date.

EEF Documents

Contact Information

Bruce Joab
Phone: 916-322-7561

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Page Last Updated: July 18, 2013