2022 Coastal Resilience Solicitation

Portal ID:
10262
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The overall goal of this solicitation is to build resilience on the coast to assist coastal communities in preparing for and adapting to the impacts of sea-level rise. Projects must be either research-based or provide on-the-ground resilience to climate change through restoration and/or habitat enhancement. All projects must benefit the coastal or San Francisco Bay region.

Description:

The overall goal of this solicitation is to build resilience on the coast to assist coastal communities in preparing for and adapting to the impacts of sea-level rise (SLR). Projects must be either research-based or provide on-the-ground resilience to climate change through restoration and/or habitat enhancement. Applications submitted in response to this solicitation should advance implementation of the OPC’s Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean 20202025 (Strategic Plan). Projects should identify and demonstrate quantitative progress in implementing Strategic Plan targets. All projects must benefit the coastal or San Francisco Bay region. OPC will fund at least one project from each of the priority areas described below:

Coastal Habitat Mapping Research-based projects that feature coastal habitat mapping should focus on the mapping and tracking of shifts in coastal ecosystems expected as a result of sea-level rise, such as changes in habitat availability/quality, species composition, or other important ecosystem attributes.

Contaminated Sites Research-based projects that feature contaminated sites should build on previous research, such as the Toxic Tides program, which identified contaminated sites, including power plants, refineries, industrial facilities, landfills and incinerators, cleanup sites, refineries, and hazardous waste (hazardous waste treatment and disposal) sites, vulnerable to sea-level rise and their proximity to disadvantaged communities.

Socio-economic Impacts of SLR OPC is also seeking research to further our understanding of the social and economic impacts of SLR on coastal communities at a regional or statewide scale.

Implementation projects should improve coastal resiliency and address the impacts of SLR through nature-based strategies. Projects must demonstrate resilience to sea levels projected for 2100. SLR impacts may include coastal erosion and beach loss, habitat degradation and fragmentation, and flooding and damage to infrastructure and facilities. Nature-based strategies should protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems through an adaptive capacity with biodiversity multi-benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

All projects must benefit the coastal or San Francisco Bay region.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Beneficial sediment reuse for the restoration and enhancement of coastal habitats (excluding nourishment) (match requirement 50/50)

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
December 8, 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
3 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$9,500,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The remaining balance of Prop 68 funds available to support projects is $9,553,239. OPC also anticipates receiving additional general funds through the Governor’s Climate Budget. This solicitation intends to also use these funds, as appropriate, to support this solicitation. Funding and timeline for all projects as part of this solicitation are dependent on this funding appropriation.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Megan Williams, 1-630-917-2785, Megan.Williams@resources.ca.gov