California Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program
The Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP) supports projects to mitigate the environmental impacts caused by new or modified state transportation facilities.
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.
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.
The 2007/2008 deadline was November 30, 2007. Refer to the website for future deadlines.
Grant 1Grantee: Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Fallbrook, CA
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 2Grantee: San Joaquin River Parkway
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. \