Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR)

The ESLR program name was shortened in 2020, and was formerly known as the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (EESLR). ESLR is a multidisciplinary research program that emphasizes the use of integrated models and tools of dynamic physical and biological processes capable of evaluating vulnerability and resilience of our coasts under multiple sea … Read more

Adaptation Planning Grant Program

This program provides funding to help fill local, regional, and tribal planning needs, provides communities the resources to identify climate resilience priorities, and supports the development of a pipeline of climate resilient infrastructure projects across the state. Prospective applicants may apply for Adaptation Planning Grant Program (APGP) Round 1 funding in a two phase process.  … Read more

Pacific Marine & Fish Habitat Estuary Partnership

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, enhance, or protect habitats for PMEP focal species within nearshore marine and estuarine systems (with an emphasis on habitat connectivity) or proposals that … Read more

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program focuses on the stewardship and restoration of coastal, wetland and riparian ecosystems across the country. Its goal is to meet the conservation needs of important species and habitats, providing measurable and meaningful conservation and educational outcomes. The program requires the establishment and/or enhancement of diverse partnerships and … Read more

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

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

National Estuary Program Coastal Watersheds Grant Program

Restore America’s Estuaries, in close coordination with and financial support from EPA, administers the National Estuaries Program (NEP) Watersheds Grants. This grant program funds projects within one or more of the NEP boundary areas and supports the following Congressionally-set priorities:  Loss of key habitats resulting in significant impacts on fisheries and water quality such as … 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

Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW)

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical 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 active in all 50 States … Read more

Nonpoint source grants

The 2023 Nonpoint Source (NPS) Grant Program will support projects that reduce and mitigate the effects of nonpoint source pollutants such as sediment, pesticides, and nutrients, to waters of the state within priority watersheds identified by the Regional Water Quality Control Boards (see section H for Program Preferences). Most of the funding in the NPS … Read more