Prop 68 Funding

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. Please see the OPC meeting page for additional information on opportunities to comment.

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.

OPC staff provided the Draft Grant Guidelines for public comment in January and February 2019. During the public comment period, OPC staff held workshops in Oakland, San Diego, Eureka, Salinas, and Santa Monica – in addition to an online webinar – to present the Draft Grant Guidelines to the public and receive comments. The presentation slides from the workshops and webinar are available here, and the comment period closed on February 28, 2019.

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

Web Resources

General Conditions and Budget Guidelines for Grantees

Prop 68 Budget Template

Prop 68 California Conservation Corps Consultation Forms and Process

Prop 68 Signage Guidelines