Ocean Protection Council (OPC)
Grants to California agencies, nonprofits, IHEs, and Tribes for projects to preserve and restore the State's coastline. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for creative, community-based solutions that address unmet needs or gaps. OPC prioritizes projects serving disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged communities.
OPC is soliciting proposals for Proposition 68 grant funding to support projects that will address, create, or implement nature-based solutions and other sea-level rise adaptation strategies to build coastal resiliency. For more details on OPC’s priorities, please review the Strategic Plan.
OPC’s funding priorities are articulated in §35650(b)(2) of the California Ocean Protection Act and support projects that have a nexus to ocean and coastal health and achieve the following:
To achieve the priorities listed above, the types of tools and projects that will receive OPC’s Prop 68 investments will include, but not be limited to: scientific research and monitoring, including innovative tools or technology, that directly addresses state management or policy needs; restoration or other on-the-ground projects that improve ecosystem health and water quality; planning and/or implementation projects that advance climate adaptation and resiliency; and projects that provide access to the coast through infrastructure, citizen science opportunities, and education.
GrantWatch ID#: 191664
Minimum and Maximum Award Amounts: $100,000 - $2,000,000
Maximum Project Length: 3 years
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Letters of Intent must be submitted to email@example.com.
Questions about the Prop 68 Grant Guidelines and OPC’s Prop 68 funding may be submitted to COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov.
To request a consultation, please contact:
Justine Kimball, Senior Climate Change Program Manager
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