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 four 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. 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 Ashley Reineman if you are in Southern California (Santa Barbara 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 September 2018 is available here.

California State Coastal Conservancy

Supplemental Materials

LCP Grant Status Visualization
Last Updated: 9/14/17

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