OPC Proposition 1 Grant Program
New: OPC Adopts Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines
The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) has adopted the revised Proposition 1 (Prop 1) Grant Guidelines at its February meeting. The Grant Guidelines focus OPC’s Prop 1 funds on projects benefitting communities entitled to environmental justice (Communities). Major revisions to the Prop 1 Guidelines included changes to OPC’s priority projects and to the scoring criteria.
OPC staff anticipate releasing a solicitation for letters of intent around March 15, 2021. We will be updating this webpage with additional information once the solicitation is released.
OPC Prop 1 Priority Areas Interactive Web Map:
Maps for OPC Prop 1 Priority Areas can also be downloaded by region:
Draft Grant Guidelines Webinar
OPC staff held a webinar on January 25th, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 PM, Pacific Time to present the draft revised guidelines and receive questions and public comment. Webinar slides, recording and mapping resources are available below.
FORMS AND TEMPLATES FOR USE IN GRANT PROPOSAL APPLICATION
The interactive map at the right shows the projects approved by OPC in Round 2 in 2018.
Click on each orange marker to see more detailed information about each project.
Zoom in on the North Coast of California to see additional project markers that do not display well with the default view.
PREVIOUS ROUNDS OF OPC PROPOSITION 1 GRANT FUNDING
ROUND 1 (2016)
The staff recommendations for projects approved during Round 1 of OPC’s Proposition 1 Grant Program at the June 29, 2016 meeting of the OPC are available here.
ROUND 2 (2018)
Eight projects were approved by the OPC at the July 25, 2018 meeting. Staff recommendations for the July 2018 approved projects are available here. One additional project was approved by the OPC at the October 25, 2018 meeting and the staff recommendation is available here.
PROPOSITION 1 BACKGROUND
The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1 or “Prop 1”) was approved by voters in November 2014 (California Water Code CWC Division 26.7). Funding from Prop 1 is intended to fund projects that provide more reliable water supplies, restore important species and habitat, and develop a more resilient and sustainably managed water system (water supply, water quality, flood protection, and environment) that can better withstand inevitable and unforeseen pressures in the coming decades.
Prop 1 Chapter 6, “Protecting Rivers, Lakes, Streams, Coastal Waters, and Watersheds,” allocates $30 million to the OPC for a competitive grant program for multibenefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects in accordance with statewide priorities, CWC §79730 and §79731(d). It is the intent of the OPC to fund projects that meet Prop 1 criteria and fulfill of the mission of the OPC to ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.
More information about Proposition 1 can be found at the California Natural Resources Agency’s Bond Accountability Website.
If you have questions about the OPC Proposition 1 grant program, contact us via email at: OPC_Prop1grants@resources.ca.gov