Sea Otter Recovery Grants

Portal ID:
6328
Status:
Closed (2 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

Coastal Conservancy grants funded by the California Sea Otter Fund can be used for a variety of activities related to southern sea otter recovery and improving the nearshore ecosystem. 

 

Description:

The California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) announces the availability of grants to public agencies, tribes and nonprofit organizations for projects that facilitate the recovery of the southern sea otter along California’s coasts.       

Background
The Coastal Conservancy (“Conservancy”) is a California state agency, established in 1976, to work with local communities to implement multi-benefit projects that protect and enhance coastal resources.  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 Sea Otter Fund is one of the state’s voluntary tax check-off funds that allows taxpayers to voluntarily contribute additional money for use towards the recovery of California’s sea otter population. Approximately 50% of the revenues are allocated to the Coastal Conservancy for “competitive grants and contracts to public agencies and nonprofit organizations for research, science, protection, projects, or programs related to the Federal Sea Otter Recovery Plan or improving the nearshore ocean ecosystem.”

 

Solicitation Priorities
Coastal Conservancy grants funded by the California Sea Otter Fund can be used for a variety of activities related to southern sea otter recovery and improving the nearshore ecosystem. Conservancy priorities for the funding are as follows:

·         Plan and implement projects to improve or expand southern sea otter habitat

·         Reduce environmental stressors impacting southern sea otters

·         Implement critical recovery actions of the Federal Southern Sea Otter Recovery Plan

·         Research that will inform actions or strategies to advance critical sea otter recovery actions, improve or expand sea otter habitat, or reduce stressors on southern sea otters

 

Funding Available
Each year, the Conservancy solicits proposals for the annual appropriation from the California Sea Otter Fund (see Section A). This year the Conservancy has approximately $250,000 available for projects that meeting the fund’s objectives.

 

Grant applications must be received by September 1, 2021.

 

Eligible Applicants: 

 

Public agencies, federally-recognized tribes, and nonprofit organizations are eligible for funding. To be eligible, a nonprofit organization must qualify under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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 grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
TBD
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
TBD

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$250,000
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.
No
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 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:
taylor samuelson, 1-510-286-4182, taylor.samuelson@scc.ca.gov