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 2015/2016 for the third round of grant funding, and 7 grants in Fiscal Year 2016/2017 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 Daniel Nathan if you are in Southern California (Santa Barbara through San Diego counties). General inquiries may be directed to LCPGrantProgram@coastal.ca.gov
FEMA and CalOES are offering two separate opportunities - Immediate Needs Applications for communities affected by flooding in the 2016 and 2017 winter storm events, and a traditional Notice of Interest application process for all other applicants. Immediate Needs Applications are due by May 15, 2017. Notice of Interests are due by June 15, 2017. More information and application instructions can be found online at the CalOES website.
The Coastal Conservancy has announced the availability of technical assistance to help vulnerable communities develop Climate Ready Projects. The Climate Ready Program seeks to encourage local governments and non-governmental organizations to take steps to prepare for a changing climate by advancing planning and implementation of on-the-ground actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or lessen the impacts of climate change on California's coastal communities and natural resources. The announcement and FAQ are posted on the Conservancy's website. Applications are due on June 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.
On August 9, 2017 the Coastal Commission awarded 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. Seven local governments were awarded LCP grants for a total of $546,685, with funding provided by the State Coastal Conservancy.
|North Coast||Humboldt County||$ 50,000|
|City of Trinidad||$ 51,000|
|City of Fort Bragg||$ 100,000|
|Central Coast||City of Marina||$ 85,685|
|City of Pismo Beach||$ 85,000|
|South Coast||City of Avalon||$ 75,000|
|San Diego Coast||City of San Diego||$ 100,000|
On August 12, 2016 the Coastal Commission awarded a third 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. Fourteen local governments were awarded LCP grants for a total of $2,476,011, with funding provided by the State Coastal Conservancy.
|District||Jurisdiction||Grant Project*||Grant Award|
|North Central Coast||City of Pacifica||Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Plan, LCP Update||$188,000|
|City of Half Moon Bay||Technical Studies, LCP Update Submittal||$85,000|
|Central Coast||City of Morro Bay||Technical Studies, LCP Policy Development (Round 2 LCP Update Submittal)||$200,000|
|South Coast||City of Santa Barbara||Adaptation Plan, Technical Studies, Draft LCP Amendments||$285,892|
|City of Carpinteria||Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Plan, Draft LCP Update||$150,000|
|County of Ventura||Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Plan, Draft LUP Amendment||$225,000|
|South Coast||City of Santa Monica||Implementation Plan Submittal||$100,000|
|City of Hermosa Beach||Technical Studies, LUP Amendment if needed, Implementation Plan||$135,899|
|City of Seal Beach||Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Plan, New LCP||$200,000|
|City of Dana Point||Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Plan, Technical Studies, LCP Amendment Submittal||$135,000|
|City of San Clemente||Vulnerability Assessment, LUP Amendment if needed, Implementation Plan||$135,000|
|San Diego Coast||City of Oceanside||Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Plan, LUP Update Submittal||$200,000|
|City of Del Mar||Technical Studies to Support Round 2 Grant Work (LCP Amendment Submittal)||$211,220|
|City of Imperial Beach||LCP Update Submittal||$225,000|
On November 12th, 2014, the Coastal Commission voted unanimously to award $1 million in LCP Assistance grants to 12 jurisdictions (listed below), in accordance with the staff recommendation for fiscal year 2014/2015. For more information, and a complete list of applications received, please refer to the staff report.
|County of Humboldt||$35,000||$90,000||$125,000|
|City of Trinidad||$80,000||$0||$80,000|
|North Central Coast|
|City & County of San Francisco||$13,000||$160,750||$173,750|
|City of Monterey||$35,000||$200,000||$235,000|
|City of Morro Bay||$147,000||$0||$147,000|
|South Central Coast|
|County of Santa Barbara||$8,000||$175,000||$183,000|
|City of Oxnard||$40,000||$110,000||$150,000|
|City of Santa Monica||$225,000||$0||$225,000|
|City of Los Angeles||$250,000||$0||$250,000|
|City of Newport Beach||$67,000||$0||$67,000|
|County of San Diego||$52,000||$0||$52,000|
|City of Carlsbad||$48,000||$180,000||$228,000|
|City of Del Mar||$0||$100,000||$100,000|
On January 8th, 2014, the Coastal Commission awarded $1 million in LCP Assistance grants to 11 jurisdictions (listed below), in accordance with the staff recommendation. For more information, and a complete list of applications received, please refer to the staff report.
|County of Humboldt||$29,000|
|City of Arcata||$54,000|
|North Central Coast|
|County of Marin||$54,000|
|City of Half Moon Bay||$75,000|
|City of Pacific Grove||$130,000|
|South Central Coast|
|City of Goleta||$125,000|
|City of Santa Barbara||$123,000|
|City of Los Angeles||$100,000|
|City of Hermosa Beach||$100,000|
|City of San Clemente||$90,000|
|City of Solana Beach||$120,000|
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.
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.
|Half Moon Bay||Final||Draft||Initiated||Planned|
|County of Santa Barbara||Final||Planned||Draft||Draft||Planned|
|City of Santa Barbara||Final||Initiated||Draft||Planned|
|County of Ventura||Initiated||Planned||Planned||Planned|
|City of Los Angeles||Initiated||Planned||Initiated||Planned|
|County of San Diego||Draft||Approved||Draft||Planned|