California Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program


Contact Information


The Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP) supports projects to mitigate the environmental impacts caused by new or modified state transportation facilities.

Funding Interests

Grants are awarded in three categories:

  • Highway landscape and urban forestry: Projects designed improve air quality through the planting of trees and other suitable plants;
  • Resource lands: Projects for the acquisition, restoration, or enhancement of watersheds, wildlife habitat, wetlands, forests or other natural areas; and
  • Roadside recreational: Projects for the acquisition and/or development of roadside recreational opportunities.

Geographic Focus


Types of Support

Projects and expenses related to the acquisition of conservation easements are eligible.

Grant Size

$50000 to $350000

Requirements & Limitations

Any local, state or federal governmental agency or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization may apply for funding.

Application Process


  • Applicants must include the original and three copies of the completed application. (Board resolutions, which are required for local and non-profit agencies, may be submitted separately at a later date.)
  • The schedules for proposed projects must provide for project start and completion within three fiscal years.
  • The application form is available on the website.
  • Deadlines

    The 2007/2008 deadline was November 30, 2007. Refer to the website for future deadlines.

    Recent Grants

    Grant 1

    Grantee: Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Fallbrook, CA
    Amount: $
    Purpose: Funding was given for the acquisition of the 27-acre Hellers Bend Preserve, located along Heller's Bend Road, off South Mission Road. This preserve captures the essence of southern California's riparian beauty.

    Grant 2

    Grantee: San Joaquin River Parkway
    Amount: $

    The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust's mission is to preserve and restore San Joaquin River lands having ecological, scenic or historic significance, to educate the public on the need for stewardship, to research issues affecting the river and to promote educational, recreational and agricultural uses consistent with the protection of the river's resources. \

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