The California River Parkways Program is a competitive grant program first created under the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002 (Proposition 50). The program is administered by the Office of the Secretary for Resources and awards funds to public agencies and non-profit organizations to acquire, restore, protect or develop river parkways. Grant guidelines were developed and vetted through a public process in accordance with the bond statute and implementing legislation. In the fall, the Resources Agency solicits projects for funding consideration. The River Parkways Grant Committee evaluates complete and eligible applications using the evaluation criteria contained in the grant guidelines. Grants are then awarded funding in late June. Proposition 84 funds will be requested for this program for the 2008/09 Governor’s Proposed Budget. A copy of the grant guidelines and additional information on the current program are found on the California Natural Resources Agency website.