The Local Coastal Program 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. The Coastal Commission has awarded five rounds of LCP Local Assistance grants, including 11 grants in Fiscal Year 2013/2014 for the first round of grant funding, 13 grants in Fiscal Year 2014/2015 for the second round of grant funding, 14 grants in Fiscal Year 2016/2017 for the third round of grant funding, and 7 grants in Fiscal Year 2017/2018 for the fourth round of grant funding. A fifth round of grants was awarded in Fiscal Year 2018/2019 to five local jurisdictions, with grant projects now kicking off. For a summary of the funded grant projects, see below.

For more information on the grant program, please contact Kelsey Ducklow (Del Norte through San Luis Obispo counties), Ashley Reineman (Santa Barbara through Los Angeles counties), or Carey Batha (Orange through San Diego counties). General inquiries may be directed to

Local Coastal Program Grant Application Period Now Closed

The California Coastal Commission's sixth round of grant funding to support local governments in completing or updating Local Coastal Programs (LCPs) consistent with the California Coastal Act and with special emphasis on planning for strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change is now closed. Local governments responsible for developing and amending LCPs under the California Coastal Act were eligible to apply. A total of $1,500,000 is available and will be awarded at the October or November 2019 hearing.

View the announcement and application instructions

For assistance or more information on the grant program, please contact:

Tamara Doan | Statewide Planning Unit | (831) 427-4863

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 2019 is available here.

California State Coastal Conservancy

Supplemental Materials

LCP Grant Status Visualization
Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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