San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Grant Opportunity - Explore the Coast Grant (Coastal Conservancy)

January 21, 2021 0:00am to March 22, 2021 0:00am

The California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) announces the availability of grants to public agencies, tribes and nonprofit organizations for programs that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to explore California’s spectacular coast. The ocean, coast, and beaches have long been recognized and used as spaces of joy, relaxation, and healing for many Californians. The ability to experience the coast without fear of physical barriers, feelings of not belonging, or financial challenge, is crucial to how individuals cultivate their own lifelong connections with the coast. The Explore the Coast grant program seeks to provide enjoyable coastal experiences for people and communities who 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.

Visit the website for more information: https://scc.ca.gov/2021/01/21/rfp-explore-the-coast-grant-applications-due-march-22-2021/