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Grants to Local California Governments for
Environmental Planning Along the Coast

Local Coastal Program Assistance Grant

Agency Type:

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California Coastal Commission

Deadline Date:

07/07/14 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants starting at $50,000 are available to California local governments and others to develop coastline plans or update existing plans. Applicants can apply for funding from two related programs in order to update and certify coastal plans and/or to address sea level changes and to adapt plans and policies accordingly.

The purpose of the grants is to support local coastal planning to develop new LCPs for certification in areas that are not currently certified, or to update existing certified LCPs to reflect new information and changed conditions, especially in light of the effects of climate change, in a manner fully consistent with the policies of the California Coastal Act.

The two coordinated, competitive grant programs are as follows:

• Coastal Commission LCP Planning Grant Program: $1 million available for updating and certifying LCPs; may include updates to address impacts of climate change and sea-level rise. LCP completions and updates to include policies and implementing ordinances that address sea level rise and other climate change impacts will be given special consideration.

• Ocean Protection Council (OPC) LCP Sea-Level Rise Grant Program: $1.2 million available for work that supports LCP updates, specifically to address sea-level rise, including sea-level rise modeling, vulnerability assessments, and adaptation planning and policy development. Priority for OPC funds will be given to planning approaches that emphasize use of natural infrastructure to address climate change impacts.

How to Decide Which Grant to Apply For (Please Read Carefully):
- Projects to complete certification of a LCP or complete a comprehensive LCP amendment should apply for Coastal Commission funds.
- Projects related to sea-level rise modeling and vulnerability assessments should apply for OPC funds.
- Entities responsible for Public Works Plans, Port Master Plans, and Long Range Development Plans are only eligible for the OPC LCP SLR Grant Program.
- Projects that do not have a sea-level rise component, or that have other climate adaptation issues, should apply for Coastal Commission funds.
- Projects that have both a sea-level rise analysis component and a significant LCP planning component can apply for both grant programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143254

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,200,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

There are no established minimum or maximum grant amounts. The anticipated award (min-max) is approximately $50,000 to $250,000.

Term of Contract:

Coastal Commission: work must be completed by April 30, 2017, and within two years of the grant agreement start date. OPC: all work must be completed by June 30, 2017.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local governments responsible for developing and amending LCPs under the California Coastal Act are eligible to apply for both the Coastal Commission LCP Grant Program and the OPC LCP LCP Planning Grants Application Form FY 14-15 5 SLR Grant Program.

Other entities with authority for adopting and amending other plans under the Coastal Act are eligible to apply for the OPC SLR Grant Program, as noted below:

• Coastal Commission LCP Grant Program: Local governments in the coastal zone responsible for developing and amending LCPs under the California Coastal Act are the only eligible applicants. These grants are intended to provide assistance to local governments responsible for developing and amending Local Coastal Programs under the Coastal Act. Based on the appropriation, other entities with authority for developing and amending other plans under the Coastal Act, such as Port Master Plans, Public Works Plans or University Long Range Development Plans are not eligible.

• OPC LCP SLR Grant Program: Local governments responsible for developing and amending LCPs under the Coastal Act, and other entities with authority for adopting and amending other plans under the Coastal Act (Port Master Plans, Public Works Plans or University Long Range Development Plans) are eligible. The grant applicant must be one of these entities, but partnership and collaboration is encouraged where appropriate.

Pre-Application Information:

Coastal Commission and Ocean Protection Council staff are pleased to assist local governments during preparation of LCP grant applications.

Joint Application Process
To simplify the process for applicants and to streamline the review of the proposals, these two programs are offering a joint application. Applicants may apply for one grant program or both using the form.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Coastal Commission LCP Grant Program
Hilary Papendick
LCPGrantProgram@coastal.ca.gov
415-904-5294

OPC LCP SLR Grant Program
Abe Doherty
abe.doherty@resources.ca.gov

LCP Grant District Contacts:

North Coast (Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino Counties)
Jim Baskin, Supervising Coastal Planner, LCP Planning,
Jim.Baskin@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (707) 826-8950

Bob Merrill, District Manager
Bob.Merrill@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (707) 826-8950

North Central Coast (Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties)
Jeannine Manna, District Supervisor
Jeannine.Manna@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (415) 904-5250

Nancy Cave, District Manager
Nancy.Cave@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (415) 904-5290

Central Coast (Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo Counties)
Kevin Kahn, Supervising Coastal Planner, LCP Planning
Email: Kevin.Kahn@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (831) 427-4863

Madeline Cavalieri, District Manager
Email: Madeline.Cavalieri@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (831) 427-4863

South Central Coast (Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and the Malibu portion of Los Angeles Counties)
Barbara Carey, Planning Supervisor
Email: Barbara.Carey@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (805) 585-1800

Steve Hudson, District Manager
Email: Steve.Hudson@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (805) 585-1800

South Coast (Los Angeles (except Malibu) and Orange Counties)
Chuck Posner, Supervising Coastal Planner, LCP Planning
Email: Chuck.Posner@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (562) 590-5071

Karl Schwing, LCP Program Manager
Email: Karl.Schwing@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (562) 590-5071

Teresa Henry, District Manager
Email: Teresa.Henry@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (562) 590-5071

San Diego (San Diego County)
Gabriel Buhr, LCP Program Manager
Email: Gabriel.Buhr@coastal.ca.gov,
Phone: (619) 767-2370

Deborah Lee, District Manager
Email: Deborah.Lee@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (619) 767-2370

Alternate Contact
Liz Fuchs, Manager, Statewide Planning
Email: Elizabeth.Fuchs@coastal.ca.gov
Phone: (415) 904-5287

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