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 of color that have been underserved in MPA management and education
- California Native American tribes or tribal organizations
Smaller grants of $5,000 to $25,000 will also be available to support projects that maintain momentum for programs funded in past rounds of funding, or programs that are already established, especially those focused on K-12 education.
Request for proposals will open on December 1, 2022 and close on January 20, 2023. More information can be found on Coastal Quest’s website.