OPC’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Opens March 11, 2024


Through an exciting partnership with Justice Outside, OPC’s pilot Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants program, will officially launch in March 2024!  

OPC’s Equity Plan highlights the importance of advancing more inclusive and accessible funding pathways to broaden opportunities for sustainable community engagement across the State’s initiatives related to ocean and coastal projects, policies, and research. Justice Outside, a champion organization in advancing racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement, is working closely with OPC to steward the EJ Small Grants Program through their Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program.  

Justice Outside will host four informational webinars to give interested applicants an opportunity to meet Justice Outside staff, to learn about their relationship-driven/trust-based approach to grantmaking, and to learn about eligibility details for the grant program. The fourth webinar will focus specifically on the application process. You can find the webinar schedule with corresponding registration links below. 

To learn more about this funding opportunity and our partnership with Justice Outside, please check out the press release: Justice Outside Expands Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program Along the California Coast.  

Applications for grants along the California coast open March 11, 2024. 



Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Strategic Goal 2: Equity