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Public workshops on Prop 1 Funding beginning throughout California next week

The OPC is pleased to announce 5 public workshops in support of the Proposition 1 Grant Program.

OPC staff has scheduled 5 new public workshops with office hours beginning on January 17, 2018 in the following locations: Culver City, Oakland, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and the North Coast (Bayside). The last workshop is on February 8, 2018 in Bayside.
Click HERE for a 1-page flyer with details and to RSVP for a workshop near you.


OPC announces new grant pre-proposal solicitation for Proposition 84 projects

The California Ocean Protection Council, part of the California Natural Resources Agency, is pleased to announce a new solicitation for preliminary research proposals that address the OPC’s priority topic areas, under the competitive Proposition 84 funding program. The OPC Prop 84 webpage and related information can be found HERE. This competitive grant program is being administered by California Sea Grant College Program and the University of Southern California Sea Grant Program and the only way to submit a pre-proposal is through eSeaGrant. The solicitation for preliminary proposals opened on January 10, 2018 and closes with the application deadline on March 15, 2018.

A non-mandatory, informational webinar for grant-seekers has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 20th at 10am Pacific. To register/RSVP for the webinar, and to receive details on how to connect to the webinar, please visit the University of Southern California Sea Grant Webpage.

Ocean Protection Council Meeting — January 31, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the Ocean Protection Council will hold a public meeting at 1 PM, at the Natural Resource Building Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street in Sacramento. Additional information and staff recommendations will be available by January 19, 2018.

OPC announces new grant proposal solicitation for Proposition 1 projects

The California Ocean Protection Council, part of the California Natural Resources Agency, is pleased to announce a new solicitation for grant proposals for projects benefiting California’s ocean and coast, made possible with funding from Proposition 1.

Applicants should carefully review the OPC Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines, the Grant Proposal Solicitation and Application Instructions, and the forms and templates found on the OPC’s Prop 1 webpage. The OPC Prop 1 webpage and all related documents can be found HERE.

The priority issue areas for this round of Proposition 1 funding are: marine managed areas; coastal and ocean water quality impacts; fisheries; and climate change adaptation. The OPC also encourages applications for wetland and other coastal habitat restoration projects such as those typically funded with Proposition 1 funding. See the Grant Guidelines and Grant Proposal Solicitation for more details on funding priorities. Applications are due February 23, 2018.

Now Available: Working Procedures of the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team

We are pleased to share the “Responsibilities and Working Procedures” of the OPC Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT). The purpose of this document is to describe the responsibilities and working procedures of the OPC-SAT, how the OPC-SAT participates in its activities, forms collaborative groups and expert panels, and reviews and approves its work products.

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