Proposition 68, Tijuana River Border Pollution Control

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Closed (5 total applications submitted)
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  • Grant
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The planning, design, permitting, and/or construction of projects in the Tijuana River Watershed that support the Tijuana River Border Pollution Control Project.



The Coastal Conservancy  is a state agency, established in 1976, to work proactively with local communities to implement multi-benefit projects that protect and enhance coastal resources. The Conservancy’s enabling legislation is Division 21 of the Public Resources Code, which can be found here. Division 21 authorizes the Conservancy to undertake projects and award grants to achieve the goals set forth in Division 21. The Conservancy works along the entire length of California’s coast, within the watersheds of rivers and streams that extend inland from the coast, and throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (“Prop 68”) was approved by voters in June 2018. Prop 68 is codified as Division 45 of the Public Resources Code, Chapters 1-13, Sections 80000-80173. The purposes of Prop 68 include creating parks, enhancing river parkways, and protecting coastal forests and wetlands. Prop 68 also provides funding for outdoor access, lower cost coastal accommodations and climate adaptation. The Conservancy approved Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines in December 2018 and they can be found on our website here. These approved grant guidelines explain the funding priorities, project requirements, and project selection criteria for all Proposition 68 funds managed by the Conservancy, including the current solicitation.

Through Proposition 68, the Conservancy announces the availability of grant funds for the planning, design, permitting, and/or construction of projects in the Tijuana River Watershed that support the Tijuana River Border Pollution Control Project.

Conservancy staff are now soliciting pre-proposals for projects to be recommended for funding with the Proposition 68 appropriation for the Tijuana River Valley. For the current solicitation, the Conservancy has a total of $12,000,000 available: $8,813,000 for projects located in or benefiting Severely Disadvantaged Communities and $3,187,000 available for all other projects. Severely Disadvantaged Communities are defined as communities with a median household income less than 60% of the statewide average – see the Conservancy Proposition 68 Guidelines for more information.

Pre-proposals are due by midnight on Thursday, October 15, 2020.  To attend a webinar about this funding source on September 2 at 1:00, register here.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
August 24, 2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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.
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
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.
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:

Proposition 68

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.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Megan Cooper, 1-510-286-1015,