Current Grant Opportunities
The Coastal Conservancy accepts grants applications from government agencies and nonprofit organizations on an ongoing basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Conservancy staff prior to submitting an application.
The Conservancy typically holds Proposition 1 grant rounds three times a year and Explore the Coast grant rounds once a year. Other specific grant rounds will be announced when funding is available.
- The Coastal Conservancy and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission have announced the availability of Prop 12 grant funds for projects that advance the goals and priorities of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Conservancy has awarded all remaining grant funds, approximately $6.9 million. Grantees must be ready and able to complete projects by March 2022. The full description of eligibility and priority criteria, grant award process and additional information are included in the proposal solicitation. The proposal solicitation and grant application are posted here.
- The State Coastal Conservancy is now accepting applications for its 2019 Sea Otter Recovery Grants. The grants will be funded with monies from the California Sea Otter Fund, which is one of the state’s voluntary tax check-off funds that allows taxpayers to contribute additional money for use towards the recovery of California sea otter populations.Public agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for the grants (see Proposal Solicitation for details). Eligible projects include research, science, protection projects or programs related to the Federal Sea Otter Recovery Plan or improving the nearshore ocean ecosystem, including, but not limited to, program activities to reduce sea otter mortality.
Each year, the Conservancy solicits proposals for the annual appropriation from the fund. This year the Conservancy has approximately $118,000 available for projects that meet the fund’s objectives. Applications can be submitted at any time, but to ensure consideration for this year’s funding, applications must be received by close of business September 7, 2018.
For more information, please refer to the Proposal Solicitation. Applications can be submitted by email; no hard copies are required.
For more information, please contact Hilary Walecka, Central Coast Project Manager, at email@example.com.