Coastal Conservancy Accepting Proposition 1 Grant Program Applications Through May 31

The California Coastal Conservancy has released its March 2017 Proposition 1 Grant Solicitation package for multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. This is the third round of Proposition 1 grants for Fiscal Year 2016-’17.

According to the solicitation package, public agencies, special districts, joint powers authorizes, cities and counties, nonprofit organizations, Indian Tribes, public utilities and mutual water companies are eligible to apply.  

Eligible projects must advance at least one of the purposes of Chapter 6 of Proposition 1, but according to the Conservancy four types of projects are being prioritized: water sustainability improvement, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening projects. 

Before submitting a proposal, applicants are encouraged to consult with Conservancy staff during the project solicitation period to discuss projects and proposal-related questions. Pre-proposal consultation will be available to any potential applicant but is not required and does not include a full review of proposals before they are submitted.

Additionally, the Conservancy will hold an information webinar on April 4 at 11 a.m. Applicants interested in attending should email

Grant applications are due May 31 at 5 p.m. Awards decisions are anticipated by Fall-Winter 2017.

For more information, please visit the California Coastal Conservancy’s Proposition 1 Grants webpage