California State Coastal Conservancy
07/01/19 11:59 PM Receipt
Grants to California nonprofit organizations, tribes, and government agencies for projects to lessen the impact of climate change along California’s coast and in San Francisco Bay. Priority will be given to projects including managed retreat, living shorelines, natural shoreline infrastructure, and habitat enhancement. Funding is intended to encourage local governments and non-governmental organizations to prepare for a changing climate by advancing planning and implementation of projects that lessen the impacts of climate change. The Conservancy is prioritizing projects located in and benefitting a low-income or disadvantaged community.
When current and future conditions prevent adequate function of infrastructure, managed retreat strategies are employed to relocate the infrastructure and proactively protect communities. The Conservancy expects to fund planning or implementation of public infrastructure retreat or removal projects.
Through the Climate Ready Program, the Conservancy is seeking projects that will increase shoreline resilience to sea level rise, with priority given to those that restore ecological function and create habitat. These projects may involve installation of dunes, wetland restoration, conservation of open space, and subtidal restoration including kelp, eelgrass and oyster beds.
Managed retreat projects that will be considered by the Conservancy include but are not limited to active infrastructure relocation, disused structure removal, or replacement of hard-surfaced stabilization techniques with living shorelines. Examples include removing and relocating a section of road or bike path currently prone to high tide flooding, or removal of buildings to provide for wetland restoration.
The Conservancy will consider planning projects as well as implementation of on-the-ground projects, especially projects that can serve as pilots or models for future climate adaptation efforts.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Requirements: In order to meet GGRF’s legislative purposes, projects must facilitate the achievement of reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and further the purposes of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 and related statutes.
Disadvantaged or Low-Income Communities: Approximately 35 percent of the total funds will support projects that are located in and provide benefits to disadvantaged or low-income communities. Benefits to disadvantaged and low-income communities must be clearly identified in the proposed project.
GrantWatch ID#: 148360
The Conservancy anticipates funding 3-5 projects.
There are no set minimum or maximum grant amounts.
Applicants should assume that their project could start as early as January 2020. Funds must be spent by March 1, 2023.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to email your application, you may send the electronic files on a CD or other common electronic storage device. Mail the files to:
State Coastal Conservancy
1515 Clay Street Suite 1000
Oakland, CA 94612
Questions about the application or process may be directed to
Climate Ready Sea Grant Fellow
The Regional Managers are listed from North to South:
North Coast - Del Norte County to coastside Sonoma and Marin Counties:
San Francisco Bay Area - Nine Bay Area Counties, excluding the coastside of Sonoma, Marin, and San Mateo Counties:
Central Coast - Coastside San Mateo County to Santa Barbara County:
South Coast - Ventura County to San Diego County:
Map of Coastal Conservancy's Jurisdiction: http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/grants/Jurisdiction1.pdf
Priority Population Investments: https://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/communityinvestments.htm