SB 1 Funding


Background

In 2021, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1 (Atkins, 2021) into law. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) directs the state to provide funding to local and regional governments to develop sea-level rise (SLR) adaptation plans and implementation projects. In 2022 and 2023, OPC received $37.5 million and $54.5 million respectively to support the implementation of SB 1, with an additional $10 million anticipated in the 2024-2025 budget. Ultimately, OPC’s SB 1 SLR Adaptation Planning Grant Program (SB 1 Grant Program) aims to provide funding for coastal communities to develop consistent SLR adaptation plans and projects to build resilience to SLR along the entire coast of California and San Francisco Bay.

SB 1 Grant Program

The SB 1 Grant Program contains two funding tracks: one for pre-planning and planning phases (Track One), and one for the project phase (Track Two).

Track 1

Track One proposals (projects in the Pre-planning, Data Collection, and Planning Phases) are now being accepted through a rolling, quarterly process.

See the SB 1 Grant Program Solicitation (PDF) for details on this funding opportunity. Applicants must use the SB 1 Track 1 Proposal Template and Instructions (.docx), and be sure to address the minimum criteria listed in the SLR Adaptation Criteria.

Full proposals are due Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. PT to be considered for funding and brought to our June 2024 OPC Meeting.

Additional Information

An Informational Webinar was held on Thursday, January 25, 2024. A recording of the webinar is available:

The February 7, 2024, Office Hours have been rescheduled due to the severe weather and power outages continuing to occur across California. OPC Staff will be available for Office Hours in a webinar format to answer questions on the application process on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Questions received and answers have been added to the SB 1 Grant Program Fact Sheet (PDF). It will be updated regularly to include relevant questions that arise.

Track 2

Track Two proposals (Projects in the Implementation Project Phase) will be accepted through a competitive process starting in mid-late 2024, subject to availability of funding. Information on how to submit a Track 2 Proposal will be made available at that time.

SB 1 Technical Assistance Program

A complementary SB 1 Technical Assistance Program (SB 1 TA Program) will provide targeted technical assistance to potential applicants of the SB 1 Grant Program. The SB 1 TA Program is anticipated to launch in Quarter 1 of 2024. Further information regarding the program’s overview, TA Recipient eligibility, and instructions on how to apply will be made available here once the program has launched.