Grant Application and Award Process

  1. Contact the Regional Manager for your geographic area.  They will advise you on submitting an application for ongoing grant programs or for a scheduled grant round with an upcoming deadline.
  2. (a).  If you are applying for ongoing grant funding, develop a pre-proposal and submit to the Regional Manager.  After the pre-proposal is reviewed, you will be asked to make revisions or submit a full application.  This process typically takes 1-4 months.
    (b). If you are applying for a scheduled grant round, develop a full application and submit it by the RFP deadline.  RFPs are generally open for 2-4 months.
  3. Staff will review applications and notify applicants of the projects that will be recommended to the Board for funding.  For applications based on pre-proposals, this review and selection process takes 1-2 months.  For RFPs, this process takes 3-5 months.
  4. Staff presents projects to the Conservancy Board for their consideration and approval.
  5. Staff will work with successful grantees to develop documentation and pre-requisites before Grant Agreement is executed. This typically takes 1-2 months.
  6. Grantee can commence work and submit monthly invoices to the Conservancy.  Invoices are typically paid within 6 weeks of receipt.

Latest News

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    Intent The Conservancy’s Forest Health and Wildfire Resilience Program will fund approximately $12 million in grants for ready-to-implement projects that reduce the risk of wildfire on public and protected lands. There are no maximum or minimum grant amounts for this funding. Eligible Applicants Public Agencies Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes   Eligible […] (Read more on Grant Opportunity: FOREST...)
  • Public Input Period: Updating the Project Selection Criteria
    The Coastal Conservancy is updating its project selection criteria and we are asking for public comments on the proposed new criteria. The draft proposed criteria are here. There will be a webinar to discuss the proposed criteria on April 16 at 10:00, to register, click here. If you would like to send in comments, you […] (Read more on Public Input Period:...)
  • Job Posting: Accounting Officer
    “Love the California coast and the environment?  This might be the job for you!” The position is located in Oakland, CA. Applications received without ALL the required items, will NOT receive further consideration for this position.  A copy of your transcripts or diploma is required, if you are on the Accounting Officer (specialist) Eligibility list.   This advertisement will be […] (Read more on Job Posting: Accounting...)
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