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 six 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, 7 grants in Fiscal Year 2017/2018 for the fourth round of grant funding and 5 grants in Fiscal Year 2018/2019 for a fifth round of grant funding. A sixth round of grants was awarded in Fiscal Year 2019/2020, with grant contracts now being drafted. 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

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 March 2021 is available here.

California State Coastal Conservancy

Supplemental Materials

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

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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