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 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.

Funding Agency

Coastal Quest



up to $100,000

Funding Cycle

June 2023 – Dec 2024

Application Deadline

January 23, 2023