OPC’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Apply by April 5, 2024

Through an exciting partnership with Justice Outside, OPC’s pilot Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants program has officially launched!

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. 

Applications for grants along the California coast opened March 11, 2024 and close April 5, 2024. View the Application Guidelines webpage for full details.

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