Applications Available For CDFW Upland Bird Grant Program

Youth pheasant hunt. (CDFW PHOTO)

The following is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife:

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has opened the annual grant application period for projects that benefit upland game bird populations and the habitats upon which they depend. Projects should seek to ensure that sustainable populations of these species persist in perpetuity to provide continued hunting opportunity and other public uses. The full proposal solicitation notice (PDF)(opens in new tab) can be found on the CDFW website.

The funding comes from the Upland Game Bird Account, which is a dedicated account created by the California Legislature in 2010 under Fish and Game Code, section 3684. Excess monies from this account are available for expenditure through the Upland Game Bird Grant Program.

Eligible entities include landowners, public and private entities (including nonprofit organizations) and California Tribes. For-profit entities are not eligible.

Projects can support research; habitat restoration, enhancement and acquisition; or upland game bird hunting opportunity and outreach.

Applications must be received no later than midnight on Thursday, September 15. Applications may be submitted by email to (please include the subject line title of “2022 UGBA Grant Proposal”). Applications may also be sent via regular mail to:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Branch
ATTN: 2022 UGBA Grant Proposal
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244

Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than September 15. Applications delivered by any other means (FedEx, UPS, hand delivery, etc.) must be delivered no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 15.

For general questions regarding this grant opportunity, please contact Dan Skalos at