Sea Otter Recovery Grants 2021 - California State Coastal Conservancy

Opportunity Type: Funding

The California State Coastal Conservancy announces the availability of grants to public agencies, tribes and nonprofit organizations for projects that facilitate the recovery of the southern sea otter along California’s coasts.

Coastal Conservancy grants funded by the California Sea Otter Fund can be used for a variety of activities related to southern sea otter recovery and improving the nearshore ecosystem. Conservancy priorities for the funding are as follows:

  • Plan and implement projects to improve or expand southern sea otter habitat
  • Reduce environmental stressors impacting southern sea otters
  • Implement critical recovery actions of the Federal Southern Sea Otter Recovery Plan
  • Research that will inform actions or strategies to advance critical sea otter recovery actions, improve or expand sea otter habitat, or reduce stressors on southern sea otters

Each year, the Conservancy solicits proposals for the annual appropriation from the California Sea Otter Fund. This year the Conservancy has approximately $250,000 available for projects that meeting the fund’s objectives.

Grant applications must be received by September 1, 2021.