The Urban Streams Restoration Program is a competitive grant program first created through the Urban Creek Restoration and Flood Control Act of 1985. The program is administered by the Department of Water Resources and awards funds to public agencies and non-profit organizations to help local communities reduce damages from flooding and erosion, restore environmental values and promote community stewardship of urban streams. Program regulations were most recently amended in 2001. A multi-disciplinary grant review team evaluates eligible applications and makes awards using the evaluation criteria contained in the regulations.
Information on the current program, including a sample application and program guidelines can be found on the Department of Water Resources website.