Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Local Coastal Program Assistance Grant

Grants to Local California Governments for
Environmental Planning Along the Coast

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

California Coastal Commission

Deadline Date:

07/07/14 5:00 PM

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

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

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA State Agencies to Develop Volunteer Programs in Local Communities

Deadline 06/23/21

Grants to USA state agencies to develop and support volunteer programs in local communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that support, manage, and engage volunteers. Priori

GrantWatch ID#: 123648

Grants to USA Agencies, Nonprofits, Educational Institutions, and Tribes to Reduce Violent C...

Deadline 06/22/21

Grants to USA government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, and tribal governments for activities to reduce violent crime in local neighborhoods. Interested applicants are advised that required registra

GrantWatch ID#: 123715

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Researchers Affiliated with USA Qualified Institutions to Improve Clinical Researc...

Deadline 08/27/21 LOI Date: 07/09/21

Grants of up to $50,000 to researchers affiliated with USA qualified institutions to advance research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to increase the institution's

GrantWatch ID#: 125838

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films

Deadline 07/26/21

Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be give

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Individuals and Non-Federal Agencies for Conservation Initiatives in Agricultu...

Deadline 07/19/21

Grants to USA and territories individuals and non-federal agencies to promote the adoption and development of innovative approaches to conservation in agriculture. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Priority funding ar

GrantWatch ID#: 129980

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training in Eli...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to address the needs of residents in eligible counties, with priority given to low- to moderate-income populations. Applicants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,

GrantWatch ID#: 130602