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. Applications in the current Proposal Solicitation are due June 8, 2018. The application has two parts: a cover sheet and a project description.

The powerpoint from the recent Prop 1 webinar is posted here.

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

The Coastal Conservancy will offer three grant rounds this year:

    RFP Released

Proposals Due 

Eligible Projects

Fall 2017

Aug. 14 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

Any Prop 1 Priority

Winter 2017

Jan. 2018

Mar. 30,  2018

Central Coast Region – priorities urban greening, water reliability and land conservation

Spring 2018 April 6, 2018

June 8, 2018

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.

Grant News

  • California Sea Otter Fund: Grant Applications Due September 7, 2018
    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. […] (Read more on California Sea Otter...)
  • Climate Ready Grants available, applications due July 2nd
    The Conservancy announces a new Climate Ready grant solicitation; applications are due July 2, 2018. Climate Ready grants fund nature-based solutions for climate adaptation. Projects in this round will be funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, and must facilitate greenhouse gas emission reductions. These grants seek to support projects located in and benefiting disadvantaged communities. The […] (Read more on Climate Ready Grants...)
  • Coastal Conservancy Prop 1 Grant Solicitation
    The Conservancy announces a new Proposition 1 Grant Solicitation, applications are due June 8, 2018.  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 solicitation document and application materials are posted here. (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Prop...)
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