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OPC Prop 68 Solicitation Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Ella McDougall, OPC
23:53
Strategic Plan: http://www.opc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/agenda_items/20200226/OPC-2020-2025-Strategic-Plan-FINAL-20200228.pdf
Salvatore Prestano
26:31
Can you please post a link to these slides?
Ella McDougall, OPC
26:56
LOI Instructions: https://www.opc.ca.gov/webmaster/_media_library/2022/05/OPC-Prop-68-LOI-Instructions.pdf
Ella McDougall, OPC
27:04
LOI Form: https://www.opc.ca.gov/webmaster/_media_library/2022/05/Prop-68-Letter-of-Intent-CNRA-OPC-068.docx
Ella McDougall, OPC
28:10
Yes, we will make this presentation and recording public ASAP. Most likely on our Prop 68 website www.opc.ca.gov/prop-68-funding/
Ella McDougall, OPC
29:31
State Parks Fact Finder Map Viewer: https://www.parksforcalifornia.org/communities
Ella McDougall, OPC
30:18
Prop 68 webpage: www.opc.ca.gov/prop-68-funding/
Ella McDougall, OPC
34:00
Toxic Tides: https://sites.google.com/berkeley.edu/toxictides/home
Ella McDougall, OPC
36:12
CARI: https://www.sfei.org/cari (coastal habitat inventory)
Ella McDougall, OPC
43:46
Office Hours (Friday May 27th 11AM) Registration Link:  https://ca-water-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMudOGgrDIuGNKCUNC6QSB6UgeseY34mNGw
Isabelle Kay
45:21
When does CEQA compliance need to be submitted?
Steph Wald
45:57
We have completed 65% design on a fish passage project. Is 100% design eligible?
Emily Corwin, Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District
46:02
For the Implementation Project category - does the project need to demonstrate CEQA compliance? For example, if the proposal includes preliminary design and engineering, but CEQA has not been completed.
Kriss Neuman
46:13
How should we approach community engagement for projects that span greater than a regional scale?
Crissy Pickett
46:17
Thank you, very helpful!
Emily Corwin, Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District
46:51
Can a project include elements of both Research and Implementation?
Tamara Kraus
47:18
What is the FUNDING timeline: If a project is funded, when can one expecting funding to be in place, and how long?
Emily Corwin, Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District
47:18
Are there any match $/% requirements?
Stacey & Anderson
47:31
If we have a project which touches on multiple project priorities, do we need to pick a primary target or can we “tick" multiple boxes in the LOI?
Katy Gurin
47:38
Do research projects need to look only at SLR, or are modeling efforts looking at several climate change impacts (such as SLR+ water quality+ sediment transport) eligible?
Emily Corwin, Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District
47:57
Please confirm that disadvantaged communities will not be targeted/prioritized (only severely disadvantaged)?
Joseph Fabel
49:27
For an otherwise qualifying project, if OPC cannot fund the full project, are they able to award partial grants? (assuming the total project costs are cobbled together with other grants or matching funds).
Graeme Rae
50:46
Can you please define “project-related monitoring” as something that is not fundable?
Isabelle Kay
53:12
Is CEQA analysis eligible?
Graeme Rae
53:57
Do you encourage/prioritize collaboration between application organizations? If so, is there a platform or other way we can share our application with other interested parties?
Rikki Eriksen
56:29
For socioeconomic research, does investigating how to communicate SLR risks, solutions and benefits of different approaches fall into this? Which would include awareness building first and then analyszing how cdifferent ways of engagement work
Vishal Ream-Rao
58:12
Do projects need to be on the coastline/in the coastal zone or can they be located along bayfronts? Are upland riverine/delta resiliency projects also eligible?
Rebecca Degagne
59:04
Yes, what's OPC's definition of "coastal"? Is there a map that shows the extent?
Tamara Kraus
59:26
Does there need to be an implementation component for the first three "buckets"?
Raina Fan (Whale Seeker)
01:00:47
Re: collaborations - Whale Seeker builds AI tools to monitor marine mammals from remote sensed imagery. We’re looking for collaborators on MPA monitoring projects and/or developing tools for real-time whale detection, pls shoot me a message if interested! raina@whaleseeker.com / whaleseeker.com
Adrian Santiago Tate
01:01:17
We have an upcoming project with another agency that is funded through Prop 68 that is relevant to our proposal here. To what extent is it appropriate to build on that project?
Barbara Salzman
01:03:46
For question about 50:50 match for just sediment component or does it apply to unrelated elements (in our case levee rebuilding, public engagement): bsalzman48@gmail.com
Bo Yang
01:03:54
Can project focus on study region include but broader than California ?
Megan Williams, OPC
01:04:03
For the CEQA analysis question, while Prop 68 funds cannot fund any permitting analysis, I encourage you to check out our solicitation on page 7 under “Environmental Documents and Permitting”. CDFW has an exciting new program that provides CEQA statutory exemption for fish and wildlife restoration projects that meet certain requirements. More information can be found in this section!
Isabelle Kay
01:04:16
The term “50% match” implies that if requesting $1M one would need to have $500k; but you just said it means a match of $1M, which I would call 100% match
Crissy Pickett
01:06:27
Collaboration: If you are intrested in building off of Toxic Tides please reach out to me! cepickett@berkeley.edu
Allison Pritchard
01:06:39
Where will the link to these slides and presentation be posted?
Naama Raz Yaseef/The Watershed Project
01:07:11
Re: collaborations - The Watershed Project works throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to inspire communities to understand, protect, and improve the resilience of local watersheds and shorelines. We specialize in designing and leading participatory projects with disadvantaged communities. Naama@thewatershedproject.org
Isabelle Kay
01:07:41
OK, thanks!
Rebecca Schwartz Lesberg
01:08:36
Re collaborations: If folks need any support for stakeholder engagement, policy analysis, policy development, or writing, please feel free to reach out. Rebecca@coastalpolicysolutions.com
Ella McDougall, OPC
01:08:52
Prop 68 webpage: www.opc.ca.gov/prop-68-funding/
J King
01:09:12
Thank you!
Kriss Neuman
01:09:16
Thanks Ella and Megan and Justine!
Robert Guza
01:09:18
How importantis the match?
Katy Gurin
01:09:20
Thanks!
Tracy Lovric
01:09:23
Thank you.
Tamara Kraus
01:09:28
can you navigate to the proposal call and show is where the match requirement is described?
Doug Saucedo, HBHD
01:09:34
Thank you!
Barbara Salzman
01:09:47
Thank you
Rebecca Degagne
01:09:58
Great info! Appreciate OPC putting on this webinar.
Graeme Rae
01:10:02
Re: collaborations. Anyone interested - Feel free to email me with a one or two liner about area and capabilities, and I will share the full list with everyone else who writes in : graeme@hyperkelp.com
Holly Shand
01:10:14
Beneficial sediment reuse for the restoration and enhancement of coastal habitats (excludingnourishment) (match requirement 50/50)
Holly Shand
01:11:33
LeverageProject leverages private, federal or local funding sources 3
Ella McDougall, OPC
01:11:41
Link to solicitation https://www.opc.ca.gov/webmaster/_media_library/2022/05/Prop-68-Ch-10-Round-2-Solicitation-05.05.22-1.pdf
Tracy Lovric
01:11:45
Can a project involve several sites along a coastline?
Lee Shahinian
01:12:00
Why is nourishment excluded?
Stacey & Anderson
01:12:01
My faculty do lots of technical support (ecological, geomorphological, GIS, socioeconomic impact measurement, etc.) for community- and agency-based projects across the state. We are always happy to help out if we can bring anything to our wider coastal management efforts. We are at Cal State Channel Islands Sean.Anderson@csuci.edu
Morguine Sefcik
01:13:06
Would a project that applies for funding for developing 100% design plans, but does not include the construction (implementation) be eligible?
Lee Shahinian
01:14:05
What will endure for 50-100 years?
Stacey & Anderson
01:14:28
Thanks everyone!
Morguine Sefcik
01:14:51
Does CEQA have to be completed prior to application submission?
Lee Shahinian
01:14:57
Examples of projects that might endure for 30-50 years?
Kara Voss
01:15:16
If the proposal is to implement an additional component to an existing project, can the funds already allotted to the projects count as the match or does it need to be new/separate matching funds for the new component?
Devora Zauderer
01:15:38
Thank you to all presenters!
Graeme Rae
01:16:42
Thank you OPC!
Kara Voss
01:17:29
Thank you!
Karina Alvarez (she/her), USC Sea Grant
01:17:33
Thank you!
Christine Ward-Paige
01:17:38
Collaboration interest: I’m interested in understanding community resilience, stability, and vulnerability at the state scale using a series of socioeconomic, biological, and anthropogenic maps in relation to the oceanscape. christine@eoceans.co
Jenny Dugan
01:17:52
Thank you!
Nicholas Sadrpour
01:18:00
Thanks OPC!
Nik Strong-Cvetich
01:18:01
Thank you!
Maren Farnum
01:18:17
thank you!
Sue McIntire
01:18:18
Thank you SO much, that was very helpful!
Michael Beland
01:18:20
thank you!