Round 3 Funding for CA MPA Outreach & Education Opens Soon – Technical Assistance is Available

OPC has funded Coastal Quest to administer the third round of a small grants program to support outreach and education projects that increase outreach and engagement of California’s marine protected areas.

This program will provide grants between $25,000 and $100,000 to proposals that engage or conduct outreach targeting:

  • the recreational and commercial fishing communities
  • communities of color that have been underserved in MPA management and education
  • California Native American tribes or tribal organizations

Smaller grants of $5,000 to $25,000 will also be available to support projects that maintain momentum for programs funded in past rounds of funding, or programs that are already established, especially those focused on K-12 education.

Request for proposals will open on December 1, 2022 and close on January 20, 2023. More information can be found on Coastal Quest’s website.

Technical Assistance

Coastal Quest is offering technical assistance to organizations and groups based in and serving Environmental Justice Communities to evaluate project scopes and help with application development.

To schedule a technical assistance consultation, email:

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Marine Protected Areas, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity