Current Grant Opportunities

The Coastal Conservancy has a variety of grant programs, including ongoing grant opportunities and grant rounds with deadlines. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Conservancy staff prior to submitting an application. For more information on how to apply for specific grant programs, please read the solicitation for each grant program below. The Conservancy also accepts pre-proposals on a continuous basis. For information, please visit the Grant Application Page.

Explore the Coast Overnight

The California State Coastal Conservancy is excited to announce the Explore the Coast Overnight project pre-proposal solicitation. $4.95 million of funding is available for planning, design, permitting, and/or construction of lower-cost coastal accommodation projects from Proposition 68, “The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018”.

Read more here.

Deadline: August 30, 2019

California Sea Otter Fund

The State Coastal Conservancy is now accepting applications for its 2020 Sea Otter Recovery Grants. The grants will be funded by the California Sea Otter Fund, which is one of the state’s voluntary tax check-off funds that allows taxpayers to contribute additional money for use towards the recovery of California sea otter populations.

Read more here.

Deadline: September 6, 2019

Proposition 68

The purposes of Prop 68 include creating parks, enhancing river parkways, and protecting coastal forests and wetlands. Prop 68 also provides funding for outdoor access, lower cost coastal accommodations and climate adaptation. For most Prop 68 grants, the Conservancy will use a pre-proposal process. Pre-proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.  For the fiscal year of July 2019 to June 2020, the only available funds from Proposition 68 are for overnight coastal accommodations, coastal redwood forests, and a variety of San Francisco Bay projects.

Read more here.

Deadline: Ongoing

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