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.  Proposition 68 grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis through a pre-proposal process. Other specific grant rounds will be announced when funding is available.

Current Grant Opportunities

Climate Ready

The Conservancy announces a new Climate Ready grant solicitation; applications are due July 1, 2019. Climate Ready grants fund nature-based solutions for climate adaptation. This round will fund planning and implementation of managed retreat, natural shoreline infrastructure, living shorelines and habitat enhancement projects. This round is funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, and projects must facilitate greenhouse gas emission reductions. The solicitation document and application materials are posted here.

Deadline: July 1, 2019

Proposition 68

The purposes of Prop 68 include creating parks, enhancing river parkways, and protecting coastal forests and wetlands. Prop 68 also provides funding for outdoor access, lower cost coastal accommodations and climate adaptation. For most Prop 68 grants, the Conservancy will use a pre-proposal process. Pre-proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Proposition 68 Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Grant News

  • Coastal Conservancy Awards $12.5 Million for Coastal Restoration and Protection Projects
    SACRAMENTO – Today, the Board of the State Coastal Conservancy awarded over $12.5 million in grants for the protection and restoration of California’s coast and the San Francisco Bay.  Grantees included public agencies, cities and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose purposes are consistent with the Conservancy’s enabling legislation. Among the grants awarded were $3.9 million to […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Awards...)
  • Climate Ready Grant Round
    The Conservancy announces a new Climate Ready grant solicitation; applications are due July 1, 2019. Climate Ready grants fund nature-based solutions for climate adaptation. This round will fund planning and implementation of managed retreat, natural shoreline infrastructure, living shorelines and habitat enhancement projects. This round is funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, and projects must facilitate greenhouse […] (Read more on Climate Ready Grant...)
  • SF Bay Area Prop 68 Draft Climate Adaptation Grant Guidelines
    Prop 68 provides funding to assist coastal communities with adaptation to climate change, including $14 million allocated to the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program of the Coastal Conservancy (“Prop 68 SF Bay Climate Funds”). This chapter of Prop 68 requires that the Coastal Conservancy (“Conservancy”) develop competitive grant guidelines. The draft guidelines are posted here. […] (Read more on SF Bay Area...)
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