Request for Proposals: Federal Governmental Relations Consultant

The California State Coastal Conservancy is seeking a Federal Governmental Relations Consultant for a two-year contract, with a possible extension of up to one year, to facilitate the progress of authorized federal projects and support the Conservancy’s cooperative efforts with federal agencies that are headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area.

The Request for Proposals can be downloaded here.

The Conservancy is a State agency that was created by the Legislature in 1976 to protect, restore, and provide public access to California’s world-renowned coastal and marine resources. The Conservancy works in partnership with local governments and other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and tribes to protect coastal wetlands, revitalize urban waterfront areas, purchase and restore environmentally valuable bay and coastal areas, and assist communities in solving complex land-use problems. The Conservancy has been funded primarily by State general obligation bonds, but frequently uses federal matching funds and grants to complete projects in California. Proposers should be familiar with the work of the Coastal Conservancy and can consult our website at

Numerous projects funded by the Conservancy are affected by federal regulatory processes and programs, or depend on federal funding as an adjunct to the project. The Conservancy seeks the services of a consultant to assist the Conservancy in obtaining and maximizing federal funding. The Consultant will also provide assistance to ensure that the Conservancy efficiently meets associated federal requirements and to monitor federal legislation that directly affects the Conservancy’s work.

The Consultant will provide information and advocacy to maintain and improve federal financial and other support for Conservancy projects that have a federal component and shall assist the Conservancy in maximizing other opportunities for federal funding for marine, estuarine, and coastal conservation efforts. In addition, the Consultant will assist the Conservancy in monitoring and providing input to modifications for federal legislation or regulations that directly affect the Conservancy’s ongoing federally-supported projects.

Further information and submittal materials can be found in the RFP here. Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. PST, December 2, 2022.

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