1-Pager on the Proposition 1 and Proposition 84 Competitive Grant Programs

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) was established to improve the management and protection of ocean and coastal resources and ecosystems. One of the many ways OPC achieves this purpose is by supporting innovative research that directly informs and improves the stewardship of ocean and coastal resources. While we hope our grant guidelines are clear and straightforward to use, we wanted to offer this 1-pager resource to help potential grant applicants navigate the differences between the Proposition 1 and Proposition 84 grant programs, both of which currently have open solicitations for proposals. Applicants may apply to both Proposition 1 and Proposition 84 competitive grant programs simultaneously.

Ocean Protection Council Funding Opportunities

Funds are disbursed through a competitive process.

Funds are disbursed through both a competitive and needs-based process. The Request for Pre-proposals pertains to the competitive process.

In 2015, the legislature designated an ongoing appropriation of $2.5 million dollars of the General Fund annually to support MPA Monitoring to evaluate the performance of California’s MPA Network. Additional funding sources may also become available to support this work. Funds are disbursed through both a competitive and needs-based process.

Unsolicited Proposals: The OPC is not accepting unsolicited proposals at this time.