Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network

Small Grants Program

Application period for 2017 is now closed.

You may contact Coastal Quest with questions about the grants program at 510-268-8207.

2017-18 Reporting Template

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2017 Application and Guidelines Packet

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An applicant must co-chair one of the California MPA Collaboratives: San Diego, Orange County MPA Council, Catalina, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Channel, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Golden Gate, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte.

Focal Areas

Projects chosen for funding will address priority needs in at least one of four focal areas that make up the MPA Management Program: outreach and education, research and monitoring, enforcement and compliance, and policy and permitting.


Up to a total of $210,000 will be distributed in the 2017/18 grant cycle. Each Collaborative is eligible to receive a grant of up to $15,000 (Collaboratives may choose to partner on projects and jointly apply for single grants larger than $15,000).


The Marine Protected Area (MPA) Collaborative Network Small Grants Program, funded by the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) and administered by Coastal Quest, provides support for California’s MPA Collaborative Network, a network of individual MPA Collaboratives coordinated by a Network Director. The network currently operates in California’s coastal counties to execute projects that support the State’s MPA Management Program.


Coastal Quest 510.268.8207 283 4th Street, Suite 202 Oakland, CA 94607