Resources for Grantees

Here’s an overview of typical terms of a grant from the Coastal Conservancy.

Sample Resolution

Grant recipients are required to have their governing board adopt a resolution providing authority for the organization to enter into the Conservancy’s grant agreement. These sample resolutions can be used by grantees as a draft in developing their resolution:

Work Program

For most projects other than acquisitions, the grantee will be required to prepare a Work Program, including budget and schedule that must be approved by the Conservancy before the Conservancy will approve the disbursement of any funds to the grantee. The documents  linked below provide a guide for developing work programs. Note that complicated project budgets should be prepared and presented in Excel (or another spreadsheet program) rather than in a Word document.

Overhead and Budget Policies

Community Engagement

Community Engagement increases the long-term success of most projects.  Tips for meaningful Community Engagement can be found here.

Acknowledgement Plans

As part of a grant agreement with the State Coastal Conservancy, we require that grantees publicly acknowledge the Conservancy’s funding for their project and/or program.  Prior to beginning the project, grantees must submit a plan to their project manager for acknowledgment of Conservancy support and, in the case of capital projects, the installation of signs at the project site.

Invoicing

Invoices submitted to the Conservancy for payment must be mailed in to:

Attn: Contracts

State Coastal Conservancy

1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

 

And must include the following:

  • Completed Request For Disbursement (RFD) Form  Please use this Excel template and submit the document with an original signature, printed single-sided in Portrait orientation. Please note that because an original signature is required, electronic copies of RFDs will not be accepted. See RFD instructions for more information. Please also refer to the COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS section of your grant agreement for additional information on what costs are eligible for reimbursement.
  • Backup documentation of all charges on the RFD.
  • Progress report on work completed during the period covered by the RFD and broken down by task.

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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