OPC Releases Proposed Final Prop 68 Grant Guidelines

The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is pleased to announce the release of the Proposed Final Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines (Grant Guidelines). The Grant Guidelines were revised based on the comments received during the January-February public comment period. The Grant Guidelines will be considered for adoption by OPC at their May 23, 2019 meeting as Item 5. The staff recommendation and exhibits, including comments received on the draft grant guidelines, are available on the OPC meeting page. Please submit any comments on Item 5 to COPCPublic@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 5 pm on May 21, 2019.

Funds from Prop 68 will be used to support the priorities of all of the OPC’s program areas for the next several years. The  Grant Guidelines provide an overview of the purpose of Prop 68 funds, which projects and applicants will be eligible to receive funds, the OPC’s competitive and discretionary grant programs, proposed scoring criteria to assess projects, and requirements for future grantees. The comment period closed on February 28, 2019. More information on the Prop 68 Grant Guidelines, including resources for applicants, is available on the Prop 68 webpage.

Questions about the Prop 68 Grant Guidelines may be submitted to Prop68@resources.ca.gov.