Explore the Coast Overnight Project Pre-proposal Solicitation

The California State Coastal Conservancy is excited to announce the Explore the Coast Overnight project pre-proposal solicitation. The Explore the Coast Overnight Program aims to expand opportunities for all Californians to stay overnight and experience the coast. Through this program the Conservancy is now soliciting pre-proposals for planning, design, permitting, and/or construction of lower-cost coastal accommodation projects using the $4.95 million of funding appropriated for Fiscal Year 2019/20 from Proposition 68, “The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018”.

  • Who is eligible to apply?

Public agencies, federally-recognized tribes, and certain nonprofit organizations are eligible for funding. To be eligible, a nonprofit organization must qualify under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and its articles of incorporation must demonstrate that the organization’s purposes are consistent with Division 21 of the Public Resources Code, the Coastal Conservancy’s enabling legislation.

  • When are pre-proposals due?

Pre-proposals are due Friday, August 30, 2019.

  • Where can I find the application materials?

The pre-proposal documentation can be downloaded here. Please send completed pre-proposal applications to grants (at) scc.ca.gov.

Pre-proposals will be evaluated by Conservancy staff. Pre-proposals submitted after August 30, 2019 will be considered on a rolling basis. Based on this review, applicants may be invited to submit a full proposal and to provide further information on their project.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Karyn Gear, North Coast Regional Manager

For projects located in: Del Norte County, Humboldt County, Mendocino County, Sonoma County, and Marin County

Karyn.Gear (at) scc.ca.gov

(510) 286-4171


Trish Chapman, Central Coast Regional Manager

For projects located in: San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, and San Luis Obispo County, and Santa Barbara County

Trish.Chapman (at) scc.ca.gov

(510) 286-0749


Megan Cooper, South Coast Regional Manager

For projects located in: Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County

Megan.Cooper (at) scc.ca.gov

(510) 286-4172

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