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Grants to California Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies
for Programs that Increase Access to Local Coasts

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California State Coastal Conservancy

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Grants of up to $50,000 to California nonprofit organizations, tribes, and agencies for programs that improve accessibility to local coasts. Funding is intended to help local residents benefit from coastlines across the State. Priority will be given to programs targeting communities that face challenges or barriers to accessing or enjoying the coast (“ETC Priority Communities”).

ETC Priority Communities may include but are not limited to lower-income individuals and households, people with disabilities, people of color, immigrant communities, foster youth, and others.

Projects should also meet one or more of the following priorities:

  • Provides an enjoyable experience at the coast.
  • Reduces economic, physical, operational, or societal barriers to accessing or enjoying the coast.
  • Inspires ongoing coastal resource stewardship ethic through active learning and interactive activities.

Eligible Project Locations:  Projects must involve visiting the coast of California or the shore of San Francisco Bay. The Conservancy is very interested in supporting programs that bring participants to the coast from throughout the state.

Eligible Projects:  Eligible projects include a wide range of programs and activities that will help to bring more people to the coast and/or enhance their experience at the coast. At least 50% of participants served by the grant must be from communities who face barriers accessing the coast.

For examples of eligible projects, see the URL for Full Text link below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 188436

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Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no minimum grant amount, and the anticipated maximum grant amount is $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Applicants should apply for projects that could start in late 2020 or early 2021 and will be completed by February 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: Public agencies, 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.

Ineligible Projects:
- Projects that only include classroom-based programs and/or curriculum.
- Construction of facilities.
- Projects that are solely beach clean-ups.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by Monday, March 30, 2020.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their projects with Conservancy managers prior to submitting applications.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Questions about the application process and potential projects may be directed to:

Karyn Gear, North Coast Program Manager, 510-286-4171,
Region 1, North Coast (Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma)
Region 2, Far North (Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity)

Moira McEnespy, San Francisco Bay Area Program Manager, 510-286-0317,
Region 3, Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano)
Region 4, Sacramento & Sierras (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba)

Trish Chapman, Central Coast Program Manager, 510-286-0749,
Region 5, Central Coast (Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara)
Region 6, San Joaquin Valley (Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare)

Megan Cooper, South Coast Program Manager, 510- 286-4172,
Region 7, South Coast (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Diego)
Region 8, Inland Southern California and Deserts (Imperial, Inyo, Riverside, San Bernardino)

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