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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

Coming Soon: Coastal Commission - WHALE TAIL Grants. $3M Available.

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The California Coastal Commission's WHALE TAIL® Grants fund projects that connect children and the general public to the California Coast and its watersheds through experiential education, stewardship, and outdoor experiences. Eligible project fall into one or more of the following four categories: 1) youth education programs, 2) programs for educating the general public, 3) climate change education and stewardship, 4) shoreline cleanup and enhancement programs. We strongly encourage projects that engage communities that have historically received fewer opportunities for coastal and marine education and stewardship, and applicant organizations based in and composed of the communities they are engaging. Grants can take place anywhere in California, coastal or inland. Interested parties complete and submit a full application by the deadline. Grants up to $50,000 may be awarded, with at least 25% of grants awarded during a cycle for amounts of $20,000 or less. The guidelines and application will be available by early September and proposals will be due at the beginning of November, 2022.


Individual, Nonprofit, Public Agency, Tribal Government

Eligible applicants are non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, projects of a non-profit fiscal sponsor, public schools or districts, government entities, Federally Recognized Tribes and other California Native American Tribes as defined by Governor’s Executive Order B-10-11.

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Anticipated Release Date:

September 1, 2022

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

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