Santa Monica Bay Restoration Grant Program

The Coastal Conservancy and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) announce the availability of grant funds for projects that advance the goals and priorities of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan (BRP). Grant funding is made available by Proposition 12, the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000, which allocated to the Conservancy $25 million for the restoration of Santa Monica Bay (SMB). Prop 12 provides for the Conservancy to use the SMB funds for grants to public agencies and non-profits to implement storm water and urban runoff pollution prevention programs, habitat restoration, and other priority actions specified in the BRP. The SMBRC establishes project eligibility and priority criteria.

SMBRC staff and Conservancy staff will work together on a coordinated grant award process to award the remaining Prop 12 funds for the SMB, approximately $6.9 million. Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis until the Conservancy has awarded all remaining grant funds. Grantees must be ready and able to complete projects by March 2022. The full description of eligibility and priority criteria, grant award process and additional information are included in the proposal solicitation. The proposal solicitation and grant application are posted here.


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