OPC Proposition 68 Grant Program


Draft Revised 2024 Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines: Public Comment Period

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is pleased to announce the draft Revised 2024 Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines for public review and comment. These revised guidelines are intended to reflect OPC’s commitment to increase equitable access to OPC funds by prioritizing funding within or to benefit Priority Populations and/or Communities, updating scoring criteria, and improving clarity and accessibility within the guidelines themselves. 

The comment period closes 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2024. Comments should be submitted electronically to prop68@resources.ca.gov 

OPC will hold an informational webinar and office hour regarding the draft Revised Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines during this comment period: 
  • Informational Webinar: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
    OPC staff will hold an informational webinar to provide an overview of the draft revised Guidelines and receive questions and public comment.

  • Office Hour: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
    OPC staff will hold an Office Hour as another opportunity to receive questions and public comment.

 


 

There are currently no open solicitations for Prop 68 funding. To be updated whenever OPC announces new grant opportunitiesplease subscribe to OPC’s email announcements.

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Previously Awarded Projects

Chapter 9, MPAs and Climate Resilience Round 1 (2022)

Projects selected during Round 1 of OPC’s Proposition 68 Chapter 9 Grant Program were approved at the January 24, 2023 OPC Meeting. Staff recommendations for the four approved Chapter 9, round 1 projects (PDF) are available.

Chapter 10, Coastal Resilience Round 2 (2022)

Projects selected during Round 2 of OPC’s Proposition 68 Chapter 10 Grant Program were approved at the January 24, 2023 OPC Meeting. Staff recommendations for the six approved Chapter 10, round 2 projects (PDF) are available.

Chapter 10, Coastal Resilience Round 1 (2020)

Projects selected during Round 1 of OPC’s Proposition 68 Chapter 10 Grant Program were approved at the February 16, 2021 OPC Meeting. Staff recommendations for the approved Chapter 10, round 1 projects (PDF) are available. You can also check out our Prop 68 Climate Resilience Miniseries!

Chapter 10, Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (2021)

Four projects were approved by the OPC for the Prop 68 Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OA&H) solicitation at the February 23, 2022 OPC Meeting. Staff recommendations for the approved OA&H projects (PDF) are available.

Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines

Funds from Prop 68 will be used to support the priorities of all of the OPC’s program areas for the next several years. OPC adopted the Prop 68 Grant Guidelines at their May 23, 2019 meeting.  For information on the Grant Guidelines adoption, including the staff recommendation and comments received on the draft grant guidelines, please see item 5 on the OPC meeting page.

The Grant Guidelines provide an overview of the purpose of Prop 68 funds, which projects and applicants will be eligible to receive funds, 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 (PDF) 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 (PDF)from the workshops and webinar are available.

Questions about the Prop 68 Grant Guidelines and OPC’s Prop 68 funding may be submitted to COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov.

Web Resources

The Grant Guidelines and Prop 68 solicitations refer to several web resources that applicants should use as they prepare their project proposals. These web resources are provided below.