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2020 Marine Protected Area (MPA) Outreach and Education Small Grants Program
CategoryState
Funding AgencyOcean Protection Council
Title2020 Marine Protected Area (MPA) Outreach and Education Small Grants Program
DescriptionThe MPA Outreach and Education Small Grants Program, funded by the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) through the Once-Through Cooling (OTC) Interim Mitigation Program and administered by Coastal Quest, is a competitive grant program providing support for projects focused on outreach and education to improve compliance with MPA regulations statewide. A minimum total of $750,000 will be distributed under the MPA Outreach and Education Small Grants Program’s request for proposals (RFP). This announcement invites the submission of proposals for projects that: Increase outreach and education to improve compliance with MPA regulations locally, regionally, and/or statewide; Can have significant value for the state, such as developing replicable methods and increasing local capacity through project implementation; Impact geographic scales of 1) statewide and/or 2) from San Diego to Big Sur (near Lucia), including waters around the Channel Islands. A small amount of funds provided by matching philanthropic donors will be available for projects north of Big Sur (near Lucia), with priority given to underserved communities; Show relevance with the OTC Program’s award guidelines and other key resources such as the California MPA Education and Outreach Needs Assessment, the California MPA Network Outreach and Education Guide, the MPA Statewide Leadership Team Work Plan; and Demonstrate a lasting impact on communities targeted through these projects.
Amount $25,000-100,000
ContactTegan Hoffmann, tegan@coastal-quest.org
Application Deadline2020-01-27
Funding Cycle
Linkhttp://www.opc.ca.gov/webmaster/_media_library/2019/12/CQ-OTC-SmallGrants-RFP.pdf
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