Explore the Coast Overnight Program Project Preproposal Solicitation

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The California State Coastal Conservancy announces 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 preproposals for planning, design, permitting, and construction of lower-cost coastal accommodation projects using the funds appropriated 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.


  • When are pre-proposals due?

Pre-proposals are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021.

To download the pre-proposal form or to learn more about the grant program, please visit the Explore the Coast Overnight webpage.

Pre-proposals will be evaluated by Conservancy staff. Pre-proposals submitted after April 30, 2021 will continue to be considered on a rolling basis. Based on this review, applicants may be invited to submit a full proposal or asked to provide further information on their project.

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