San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Grant Opportunity - Whale Tail Grant (California Coastal Commission)

September 16, 2022 0:00am to November 04, 2022 0:00am

WHALE TAIL® grants support experiential education and stewardship of the California coast and its watersheds. Education and stewardship projects relating to climate change as it impacts the coast and ocean are eligible and encouraged. Shoreline cleanup and coastal habitat restoration projects that have an educational component are also eligible for these grants.

  • Application deadline: November 4, 2022.

  • Applicants may request any amount up to $50,000. At least 25% will be small grants up to $20,000. Approximately $2,000,000 will be distributed.

  • Eligible applicants: Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, projects of a non-profit fiscal sponsor, public schools or districts, government entities, Federally Recognized Tribes and other California Native American Tribes as defined by Governor's Executive Order B-10-11.

  • WHALE TAIL® grants focus on reaching communities that have historically received fewer marine education and stewardship opportunities. We strongly encourage applicant organizations based in and composed of the communities they are engaging. Projects throughout California are eligible.

To learn more: https://www.coastal.ca.gov/whaletailgrant/