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

Priority Conservation Areas (PCA)

The State Coastal Conservancy, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), is pleased to issue a call for proposals focused on the Bay Area’s Priority Conservation Areas (PCA) designated under Plan Bay Area 2040.

Information on the program is available at: https://abag.ca.gov/priority/conservation/index.html, and the grant guidelines are here: https://abag.ca.gov/priority/conservation/pdfs/2019_PCA_Guidelines.pdf

Letters of interest are due by 5:00 p.m. February 25, 2019.

 

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation (NCWC) Grant Program

The California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) seeks partners for joint applications for coastal wetlands acquisition and/or restoration projects on the California coast or in San Francisco Bay to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 round of the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) National Coastal Wetlands Conservation (NCWC) Grant Program.

Request for Partnership Proposals/Letters of Interest for the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

Letters of Interest must be received by 5 PM PST on March 21st, 2019.

 

Advancing Nature-Based Adaptation Solutions in Marin County

The California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) announces the availability of a third round of funding through its Advancing Nature-Based Adaptation Solutions grant program for Marin County. These grants are made possible by funding from the Buck Family Fund of the Marin Community Foundation to address the impacts of climate change, specifically sea level rise, particularly on low-income communities and other underserved populations in Marin County.

Grant Announcement: Advancing Nature-Based Adaptation Solutions in Marin County

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Explore the Coast

The State Coastal Conservancy announces the availability of grants to public agencies, tribes and nonprofit organizations for programs that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to “Explore the Coast.” The purpose of this grant program is to help more people to explore California’s spectacular coast. Explore the Coast seeks to increase recreational, educational, or stewardship opportunities particularly for people and communities that may face challenges getting to or enjoying the coast.

Explore the Coast Program and Beach Wheelchair Grant Applications due April 8, 2019

Deadline: April 8, 2019.

Explore the Coast: Beach Wheelchairs

The State Coastal Conservancy also announces the availability of grants to public agencies, federally-recognized tribes, and certain nonprofit organizations for acquiring beach wheelchairs that will be provided free of charge for public use. The purpose of this grant program is to help more people explore California’s spectacular coast. Beach wheelchairs increase recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities, seniors, and others who have difficulty physically accessing the beach.

Explore the Coast Program and Beach Wheelchair Grant Applications due April 8, 2019

Deadline: April 8, 2019.

 

Proposition 1

Conservancy Proposition 1 grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening.

Proposition 1 Grants

Deadline: April 30, 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

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