Sea Otter Recovery Grants - CA State Grants Portal

Sea Otter Recovery Grants

Portal ID:
1686
Status:
Closed (4 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

Grants for research, science, protection, or programs related to the Federal Sea Otter Recovery Plan or improving the nearshore ocean ecosystem, including activities to reduce sea otter mortality and for public outreach activities that encourage taxpayers to make contributions by voluntary checkoff on a tax return to the California Sea Otter Fund. The programs may also address pathogens and water and wastewater treatment technologies.

Description:

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. A portion of the revenues are allocated to the State 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, including, but not limited to, program activities to reduce sea otter mortality, and for public outreach activities that encourage taxpayers to make contributions by voluntary checkoff on a tax return to the California Sea Otter Fund. The projects or programs may also address pathogens and water and wastewater treatment technologies.” State 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 focusing on ways to improve or expand southern sea otter habitat or reduce stressors.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

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.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Please note matching funds are not required; however, leverage is one of the Conservancy’s project selection criteria so the amount of matching funds will be considered in our proposal evaluation.

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.
November 19, 2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Typically 3-4 years.

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$165,000
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 Source Notes:

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.

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)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are disbursed in arrears and a complete Request for Disbursement form must be submitted.

How to Apply

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