San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund
EPA manages a competitive grant program to support projects to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. This grant program, known as the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund (SFBWQIF) began in 2008. The SFBWQIF has invested over $63.5 million in 54 grant awards. These projects include over 80 partners who are contributing an additional $174 million to restore wetlands and watersheds, and reduce polluted runoff.
- Progress Report (2008 – 2014)
- Learn About the Projects
- Past RFAs and Progress Reports
- Additional Resources
- Project Photos
Since 2008, EPA has partnered with organizations across the nine Bay Area counties through the SFBWQIF, restoring streams, wetlands, and water quality from the Napa River in the North Bay to the salt ponds in the South Bay. EPA is sharing this progress report as part of our continued effort to provide smart investments in protecting and restoring SF Bay and its watersheds. In this report, you'll find a summary of the grants, recipients, and results of our regional partnerships. We hope you find this assessment useful.
The SFBWQIF priorities are to support projects that enhance aquatic habitat, restore impaired waters, and reduce polluted run-off. Consistent with program priorities, projects are tracked in three categories: restoring wetlands, restoring water quality, and greening development (e.g. Low Impact Development).