Proposition 1 Grants

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. The powerpoint from the webinar is posted here.

The current proposal solicitation is now available.  The grant application has two parts: a cover page and a project description. Applications are due May 31, 2017.

The Coastal Conservancy will offer three grant rounds per year.  Some solicitations will be open to all eligible projects, others will target specific Proposition 1 priorities identified in the Coastal Conservancy’s Strategic Plan. In September 2016, the Conservancy updated its Proposition 1 Grant Program Guidelines.

Prop 1 Schedule FY 2016-17

The Coastal Conservancy will offer three grant rounds this year:

    RFP Released

Proposals Due 

Eligible Projects

Fall 2016

8/3/16

10/3/16

Any Prop 1 Priority

Winter 2016

Dec. 2016

Feb. 17, 2017

San Francisco Bay Area Urban Greening Projects

Spring 2017 March 2017

May 31, 2017

Any Prop 1 Priority

Grants Awarded by Coastal Conservancy

A table of the Proposition 1 grants awarded by the Conservancy is posted here with links to the staff recommendations.

SCC/OPC Project Viewer

SCC Project Viewer

Grant News

  • Climate Ready Grant Round
    The Coastal Conservancy announces the availability of technical assistance to help vulnerable communities develop Climate Ready Projects. The Climate Ready Program seeks to encourage local governments and non-governmental organizations to take steps to prepare for a changing climate by advancing planning and implementation of on-the-ground actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or lessen the impacts of climate […] (Read more on Climate Ready Grant...)
  • Coastal Conservancy Prop 1 Grant Solicitation
    The Conservancy announces a new Proposition 1 Grant Solicitation, applications are due May 31, 2017.  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. The grant application has two parts: a cover sheet and a […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Prop...)
  • Improve Your Grant Writing Skills
    On September 15, 2016, the Conservancy held a webinar for 150 people on how to Improve Your Grant Writing Skills. The training covered the following topics: Reviewing Grant Proposals – A funder’s perspective Grant Solicitations – Key strategies for success. How do you decide if a potential grant program is a good fit for your […] (Read more on Improve Your Grant...)
  • Coastal Conservancy Moves Forward with Ecosystem Funding
    January, 2016 Ten projects to protect and restore coastal habitats and coastal watersheds up and down the State of California will be recommended to the board of the State Coastal Conservancy as part of the first round of funding from the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1). These projects, detailed […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Moves...)
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