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 two rounds of LCP Local Assistance grants to local governments, including grants to 11 local governments in Fiscal Year 2013/2014 for the first round of grants and grants to 12 local governments in Fiscal Year 2014/2015 for the second round of grants. For a summary of the funded grant projects, see below.

For more information on the grant program, please contact Kelsey Ducklow if you are in Northern California (Del Norte through San Luis Obispo counties), and Carey Batha if you are in Southern California (Santa Barbara through San Diego counties). General inquiries may be directed to LCPGrantProgram@coastal.ca.gov

News & Opportunities

  • The NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program is now accepting grant proposals. Funded projects will advance healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration, as well as support approaches to build resilience of coastal regions, communities, and the economy by developing plans and implementing actions to mitigate the negative impacts of extreme weather and climate-related hazards. Eligible funding applicants include nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, regional organizations, private (for profit) entities and local, state, and tribal government. Applications are due Wednesday, March 7, 2017.

  • The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo are soliciting grant applications for the new Resilient Communities grant program with a special emphasis on inclusion and helping traditionally underserved, low- and moderate-income communities build capacity. The 2017 round of applications is accepting proposals for two different grant categories: 1) Adaptation through Regional Conservation Projects, which focus on forest conservation and fire management in the Western Region; and 2) Community Capacity Building and Demonstration Projects that will support community planning efforts to build resilience through improvements to natural features. Proposals are due through the NFWF by March 30, 2017.

  • For a list of organizations that have grant programs and may open funding cycles in the future, please consult Appendix E of the Coastal Commission Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance.

LCP Grants

Round 4 Grant Application Period - Now Open

The California Coastal Commission is pleased to announce a fourth round of grant funding to support local governments in completing or updating Local Coastal Programs (LCPs) consistent with the California Coastal Act, with special emphasis on planning for sea-level rise and climate change. Local governments responsible for developing and amending LCPs under the California Coastal Act are eligible to apply. A total of approximately $550,000 is available.

California State Coastal Conservancy

Applications are due May 31, 2017 by 5pm
For assistance or more information on the grant program, please contact:

Daniel Nathan
Coastal Program Analyst – LCP Grants
LCPGrantProgram@coastal.ca.gov | (415) 904-5251

Status of Grantees

Click on the button below to see the status of the grant-funded LCP planning work. This information will be updated quarterly. 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 wherever possible.

California State Coastal Conservancy

Grantee Introductory Webinar 8/26/15

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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 document below.

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LCP Grant Status Visualization
Last Updated: 2/16/17

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