Congratulations on receiving a Whale Tail® Grant!
Please submit invoices, reports, and other grants correspondence by
email rather than postal mail whenever possible.
The below items will help you comply with your contract requirements. Please don't hesitate to contact your
Grant Manager at Annie.Frankel@coastal.ca.gov with
Funding credit logo for you to use on webpages, social media, flyers, booklets, or any other printed
or visual materials that will be created as part of the program receiving funding. Funding for our
grants program is made possible by sales of the WHALE TAIL® License Plate, donations to the Protect
Our Coast and Oceans Fund on the California state tax return, and funds from the State of California.
Your contract includes language requiring acknowledgement of support from the Coastal Commission and
funding sources, including using the logo where possible.
for reimbursement. Please share this document with those who will be working on submitting invoices. This guidance
document includes detailed instructions and our typical reporting requirements. For your specific final report requirements,
please check your signed contract.
Example invoice format, with
additional tips on completing a Whale Tail® Grant invoice.
Travel Expense Claim form for you to
complete, sign, and include with your invoice if you
are billing for travel expenses. Here's an example of what your completed Travel Expense Claim might look like, highlighting
the sections you will complete. If you are unable to edit an Excel spreadsheet, please contact
Annie.Frankel@coastal.ca.gov for assistance with your
travel invoice. (When invoicing for mileage
from before July 1, 2022, please use this form,
which has the previous reimbursement rate.)