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 agreements currently being executed. 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 December 2018 is available here.

California State Coastal Conservancy

Supplemental Materials

LCP Grant Status Visualization
Last Updated: 11/26/18

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