This grant round seeks to advance coastal projects that directly benefit communities entitled to environmental justice and that improve water quality through restoration, habitat enhancement, and resilience to climate change.
This solicitation seeks coastal projects that directly benefit communities entitled to environmental justice (Communities), including: disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged communities (DACs), California Native Tribes and Tribal Governments, and communities that score above 80% on CalEnviroScreen results. Priority will be given to coastal projects in or near Communities that propose restoration, habitat enhancement, and resilience to climate change, including adaptation to sea-level rise, flooding, and shoreline erosion. Additionally, OPC seeks to advance projects that are led by community-based organizations, and that provide Community workforce employment, including employment for students. OPC is accepting letters of intent (LOIs) in response to this solicitation, using our LOI template, and selected applicants will be invited back to submit full proposals. Please see below for general funding information:
Maximum funding available in this round: $7.5 million
Minimum and maximum award amounts: $100,000-$5 million (OPC strongly encourages project budgets over $250,000)
Maximum project length: Projects must be complete by December 2024 (with projects starting in 2022)
LOIs are due on April 23, 2021 using the LOI Template. LOIs should be submitted to OPC_Prop1grants@resources.ca.gov.
OPC staff will be hosting a webinar on for prospective applicants on March 29 from 2:00-3:00 PM. This webinar will include going over the solicitation, the LOI template, and answering questions. To register for the webinar and get more information please complete the Webinar Registration Form.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Federal agencies are not eligible to receive Proposition 1 funds.
For this solicitation, OPC is seeking projects that are located within or near a Community, and that are no more than 4 miles from the coast, preferably within 3 miles of the coast. Please see OPC's Priority Areas Map on the Prop 1 webpage to determine if your project is within or near a Community. Please see the solicitation for geographic requirements.
Matching Funding Requirement:
Matched or leveraged funding only "counts" if it is not from a State funding source.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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