The LCP Local Assistance Grant Program provides funds to support local governments in completing or updating Local Coastal Programs (LCP) consistent with the California Coastal Act, with special emphasis on planning for sea level rise and climate change. Since 2013, the California Coastal Commission has awarded approximately $8.25 million to local governments. Grant-funded work has included the completion of sea level rise vulnerability assessments, technical studies, economic analyses, adaptation planning and reports, public outreach and engagement, and LCP policy development. Additional program details, including eligibility information and evaluation criteria as updated in October 2021, are provided at the link below.

For more information on the grant program, please contact Awbrey Yost (Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo counties), Brittney Cozzolino (Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Orange counties), Karen Vu (Santa Barbara and Ventura counties), Mary Matella (Los Angeles and San Diego counties). General inquiries may be directed to LCPGrantProgram@coastal.ca.gov

Competitive Grants

The application period for the 7th round of competitive grants has now closed. Information about future rounds of competitive grants will be provided here and through our LCP Grants mailing list.

Non-Competitive Grants

The Coastal Commission allows for review and awarding of targeted grants of up to $100,000 on a non-competitive, rolling basis. Proposals may be submitted at any time using the application below. Additional program details can be found in the application document. Staff recommends coordinating with the grant manager for your region prior to submitting an application.

LCP Grants

Request for Funds / Progress Reports

Invoices (Request for Funds forms) and progress reports must be submitted at least every three months, and no more frequently than monthly. Invoices must be submitted for work completed through a Request for Funds form. For details on how to submit the Request for Funds form see the Guidance documents below, or contact your LCP Grant Coordinator.

Status of Grantees

Click on the button below to see the status of the grant-funded LCP planning work. This information will be updated periodically. The graphic shows the major steps in the LCP planning process and indicates where grantees are in the process. Note that each grant work program differs in scope and timing, so not all projects include each of the steps highlighted here. The overall intent of this graphic is to facilitate information sharing and coordination among local governments undertaking similar efforts. Work products and project websites are linked where available. A quarterly status report from September 2021 is available here.

California State Coastal Conservancy

Supplemental Materials

Status of LCP Grantees
Last Updated: 8/13/2021

Grantee
(north to south)

SLR Vulnerability
Assessment

Adaptation
Planning

LUP
(new or update)

IP
(new or update)

Certification

Humboldt County Final Final Draft Initiated Planned
Trinidad Final Initiated Initiated Planned
Arcata Final Draft Draft Planned
Fort Bragg Final Draft Initiated Planned
Sonoma County Draft Planned
Marin County Final Final Draft Draft Planned
San Francisco Final Approved Complete
Pacifica Final Final Draft Planned Planned
Half Moon Bay Final Certified Certified Complete
Santa Cruz Final Final Initiated Planned Planned
Marina Final Final Draft Planned Planned
Monterey Final Final Draft Draft Planned
Pacific Grove Final Final Certified Certified Complete
County of San Luis Obispo Planned Planned Planned
Morro Bay Final Final Approved Draft Planned
Pismo Beach Final Final Draft Initiated Planned
County of Santa Barbara Final Planned Submitted Submitted Initiated
Goleta Final Draft Draft Planned
Santa Barbara Final Draft Approved Complete
Carpinteria Final Final Draft Initiated Planned
County of Ventura Final Draft Draft Draft Planned
Oxnard Draft Draft Draft Planned Planned
Santa Monica Submitted Draft Initiated
Los Angeles (Venice) Final Planned Draft Planned
Manhattan Beach Final Draft Initiated Planned
Hermosa Beach Final Draft Draft Planned
Seal Beach Final Draft Draft Initiated Planned
Huntington Beach Draft Initiated Planned Planned
Newport Beach Approved Complete
Avalon Final Initiated Draft Planned
Dana Point Final Draft Initiated Initiated Planned
San Clemente Final Draft Approved Draft Planned
County of San Diego Final Certified Certified Certified
San Diego Final Draft
Oceanside Final Draft Draft Planned
Carlsbad Final Final Draft Draft Planned
Solana Beach Certified Planned
Del Mar Final Final Draft Draft Planned
Imperial Beach Final Final Draft Draft Planned