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CA Ocean Protection Council (OPC) SB 1 Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program – Due 03/22/24

Opportunity Title:

OPC SB 1 Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program Solicitation


CA Ocean Protection Council (OPC)


The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to establish a process for selecting qualified grantees with SB 1 projects that intend to meet the SLR Criteria within their project type, establish minimum qualifications for Applicants, and explain usage and applicability of the SLR Criteria. The SB 1 Grant Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The SB 1 Grant Program aims to provide funding for SLR adaptation planning to help prepare

communities for the impacts of climate change. While many jurisdictions have advanced planning already underway or complete, many others have yet to begin comprehensive planning or assessments. OPC aims to address this need by offering funding for a range of SLR planning activities.

These fall into the following categories as reflected in the SLR Criteria:

Track 1: SLR Adaptation Planning

Phase 1: Pre-planning (explore, define, assess)

• Community Visioning

• Vulnerability Assessment

Phase 2: Data Collection

• Data/Information Gathering

Phase 3: Planning (define adaptation frameworks and strategies)

• SLR Adaptation Plan

• SF Bay Shoreline Adaptation Plan

• Sector-Specific Adaptation Plan

Track 2: SLR Implementation Projects

Phase 4: Project Implementation (implement, innovate, assess, adjust)

• Nature-based and Green-Grey Hybrid2 Adaptation Projects/Feasibility Study/Design Plans

There will be an informational Webinar on January 25, 2024, and Online Office Hours will be held February 7, 2024.


  • Local governments

  • Regional governments

  • Federally recognized tribal governments

  • Organizations or consultants who apply on a government’s behalf may be considered, however, explicit support and collaboration between the organization and government must be provided within the application (via Letter of Support)

Award Details:

Maximum Award:

Track 1: $1,500,000

Track 2: $10,000,000

Minimum Award:

Track 1: $200,000

Track 2: $1,500,000



Full proposals are due Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. PT to be considered for funding and brought to the June 2024 OPC Meeting.

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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