Resources for Grantees
Here’s an overview of typical terms of a grant from the Coastal Conservancy.
Grant recipients are required to have their governing board adopt a resolution providing authority for the organization to enter into the Conservancy’s grant agreement. These sample resolutions can be used by grantees as a draft in developing their resolution:
- Sample resolution passed before a Conservancy grant has been made
- Sample list of assurances
- Sample resolution after a Conservancy grant has been approved
For most projects other than acquisitions, the grantee will be required to prepare a Work Program, including budget and schedule that must be approved by the Conservancy before the Conservancy will approve the disbursement of any funds to the grantee. The documents linked below provide a guide for developing work programs. Note that complicated project budgets should be prepared and presented in Excel (or another spreadsheet program) rather than in a Word document.
Overhead and Budget Policies
Community Engagement increases the long-term success of most projects. The Coastal Conservancy put together Tips for Meaningful Community Engagement to assist grantees.
As part of a grant agreement with the State Coastal Conservancy, we require that grantees publicly acknowledge the Conservancy’s funding for their project and/or program. Prior to beginning the project, grantees must submit a plan to their project manager for acknowledgment of Conservancy support and, in the case of capital projects, the installation of signs at the project site.
- Guidance for Signage and Acknowledgement
- Logo Guidance
- Logo Files
- Guidance and Logos for State Propositions
Invoices submitted to the Conservancy for payment must be mailed in to:
State Coastal Conservancy
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
And must include the following:
- Completed Request For Disbursement (RFD) Form Please download and fill out this PDF and submit the document with an original signature, printed single-sided in Portrait orientation. Please note that because an original signature is required, electronic copies of RFDs will not be accepted. See RFD instructions for more information. Please also refer to the COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS section of your grant agreement for additional information on what costs are eligible for reimbursement.
- Backup documentation of all charges on the RFD.
- Progress report on work completed during the period covered by the RFD and broken down by task.
- Request for Partnership Proposals/Letters of Interest for the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant ProgramNOTE: This is a call-for preproposals for projects who would like to partner with the California State Coastal Conservancy in order to apply for US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation (NCWC) Program funding. a) This is NOT the official NCWC call for applications. b) Projects hoping to receive NCWC funding are NOT […] (Read more on Request for Partnership...)
- Coastal Conservancy Awards $14.7 Million for Coastal Protection, Restoration and AccessOakland, CA – This week, the Board of the California State Coastal Conservancy awarded $14.7 million to 13 projects to protect and restore the California coast and San Francisco Bay, and increase public access to these natural resources. The projects were: NORTH COAST A grant of up to $200,000 to Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Awards...)
- Request for Disbursement FormThe Request for Disbursement Form can be found here. Please download it, fill it out, and submit the document with an original signature, printed single-sided in Portrait orientation. Please note that because an original signature is required, electronic copies of RFDs will not be accepted. See RFD instructions for more information. Please also refer to the COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS section of […] (Read more on Request for Disbursement...)