Proposition 1 grants

For this round of funding the Coastal Conservancy will fund projects in Central California (San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo counties) and Southern California (Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties).

The Conservancy expects to have about $3 million in funding available for Central California and $2 million in funding available for Southern California. There are no minimum or maximum award amounts, though most funded projects are typically between $50,000 and $1,000,000.

Conservancy Proposition 1 grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. The Conservancy adopted its Proposition 1 Grant Program Guidelines in September 2016. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening. For more details on the Coastal Conservancys priorities, please review their Strategic Plan.

Funding Agency

California State Coastal Conservancy



2-3 million

Funding Cycle


Application Deadline

July 31, 2020