Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

Approximately $1.6M is available nationwide for projects meeting program priorities. Awards range from $25,000 to $50,000 with an average size of $40,000 and 40-50 grants awarded per year. Grants should span 12 to 18 months with a start date in late summer/early fall 2023. Participating partners include: U.S. EPA Five Star Restoration Training Program, Urban Waters Federal … Read more

Coastal Resilience Small Grants Fundraising Workshop Series

Apply to receive a $5,000 grant, fundraising technical assistance, and join our fundraising workshop series to help you identify your local or regional climate priorities and needs and prepare you to plan for and raise funds to achieve your resilience goals! The workshop series begins mid-December 2022 and runs through mid-February 2023.

Round 3 Funding CA MPA Outreach & Education

OPC has funded Coastal Quest to administer the third round of a small grants program to support outreach and education projects that increase outreach and engagement of California’s marine protected areas. This program will provide grants between $25,000 and $100,000 to proposals that engage or conduct outreach targeting: the recreational and commercial fishing communities communities … Read more

National Estuary Program Coastal Watersheds Grant Program

Restore America’s Estuaries, in close coordination with and financial support from EPA, administers the NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant Program. This grant program funds projects within the geographic areas shown here and supports the following Congressionally-set priorities: Loss of key habitats resulting in significant impacts on fisheries and water quality such as seagrass, mangroves, tidal and … Read more

Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund strives to accelerate the pace and practice of landscape conservation across the United States by making strategic investments in strengthening the collaborative infrastructure and coordination capacity of place-based, community-grounded Landscape Conservation Partnerships. The Catalyst Fund prioritizes the transition from collective vision to collective action. At this inflection point, participants have already demonstrated … Read more

Pathways to Inclusive Research

This funding opportunity seeks to support research mentors in developing pilot research programs that broaden participation and a sense of belonging for undergraduate students from groups that are underrepresented and underserved in marine and coastal sciences, particularly Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latine, female, nonbinary, first-generation college students, veterans, LGBTQIA2S+, … Read more

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative and grant agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. The PFW Program is delivered through more than … Read more

Fund for Wild Nature

The Fund provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. The fund supports biocentric goals that are premised on effective and intelligible strategies with special attention to ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and … Read more

Sustainable Groundwater Management Watershed Coordinator Program Grant

The primary goal of the Program is to improve watershed areas and related groundwater sustainability by supporting local watershed and groundwater improvement efforts. To do this, the Program will fund watershed coordinator positions to facilitate watershed and groundwater improvement efforts in areas of the state most immediately impacted by the implementation of SGMA, with groundwater … Read more

FY2021 Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership RFP

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) requests proposals for projects that will advance fish habitat conservation and restoration along the West Coast. PMEP is seeking project proposals that restore or protect habitats for PMEP focal species within nearshore and estuarine systems (with an emphasis on habitat connectivity) or proposals that increase our … Read more