Marine Protected Area Outreach and Education

Small Grants Program

The RFP is now live!

Please visit the OPC website for the full RFP.


Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. PST, January 27, 2020.

Informational Webinar

For more information on this funding opportunity, please join an optional webinar on January 14, 2020 from 5:30-7:00 pm PST. The December 19, 2019 webinar recording can be found here.

Free Application Assistance

Any grant applicants who represent an underserved community can request technical assistance from Coastal Quest during the grant application process. Please contact Tegan Hoffmann for more information.


About the Program

The MPA Outreach and Education Small Grants Program, funded by the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) through the Once-Through Cooling (OTC) Interim Mitigation Program and administered by Coastal Quest, is a competitive grant program providing support for projects focused on outreach and education to improve compliance with MPA regulations statewide. Applicants may submit proposals for $25,000 - $100,000. A minimum total of $750,000 will be distributed under the MPA Outreach and Education Small Grants Program’s request for proposals (RFP). For successful applicants, work is expected to begin approximately June 1, 2020 and must end no later than December 1, 2021.

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