Request for Proposals – Proposition 68 San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program Climate Adaptation Funds
The Coastal Conservancy announces its Request for Proposals for projects that plan, develop, and implement climate adaption and resiliency projects in the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. Pre-applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, beginning January 1, 2021 until further notice via the Grants Page of the Conservancy’s website.
The State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) is a State agency established in 1976 to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, help people access and enjoy the outdoors, and sustain local economies and agriculture. Under its authority to work in the nine bay area counties and to address climate change, the Conservancy seeks to support planning, implementation, and technical assistance for projects that carry out the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan while also helping improve a community’s ability to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change, including very hot weather, drought, flood, wildfire, and sea level rise.
In June 2018, California voters approved Proposition 68, a bond funding measure that allocated funds to the Conservancy’s San Francisco Bay Area Program for climate change adaptation. (Prop 68 added Division 45 to the Public Resources Code; the specific section is 80133(b)). This grant round will award competitive grants for projects that plan, develop, and implement climate adaption and resiliency projects.
Eligible projects will be consistent with the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan and will plan, develop, or implement actions to help natural resources or human communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. Eligible projects shall improve a community’s ability to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change; improve and protect coastal and rural economies, agricultural viability, wildlife corridors, or habitat; develop future recreational opportunities; or enhance drought tolerance, landscape resilience, and water retention. Projects could include, for example, land conservation for wildlife corridors, enhancement of bay area agriculture to increase carbon sequestration or protect farmworkers from extreme heat, or urban greening. Projects that use natural infrastructure and provide multiple benefits will be prioritized.
Further information can be found below:
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