Skip to main content

Beach and Coast Accessibility Program

Orange County Coastkeeper and the California State Coastal Conservancy are partnered to enhance access to California’s coastline for individuals with disabilities or reduced mobility.

The program will provide grants of up to $30,000 to tribes, nonprofit organizations, and public entities, enabling them to employ accessibility equipment such as beach wheelchairs, walkers, mats, and other devices. In addition to improving coastal access, proposals can also address accessibility issues impacting communities near coastal lakes, rivers, and bays.

Now Accepting Applications

Beginning May 15, 2024, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Before submitting proposals, applicants are encouraged to consult with Coastkeeper staff regarding their projects.

As this opportunity is expected to be highly popular, interested parties are advised to apply early. Click below for the full Request for Proposals.

About the Program

The Need

All California residents and visitors should be able to fully enjoy the state’s scenic coastline without barriers. This program seeks to make coastal recreation inclusive and enjoyable at no cost to the individual.

The Opportunity

Indigenous groups, nonprofit organizations, and public entities are invited to apply for grants of up to $30,000 to improve coastal accessibility across California. The funds can be used to acquire and maintain equipment such as beach wheelchairs, kayaks, walkers, mats, and other devices.

The Outcome

By ensuring everyone has equitable access to the state’s beaches, this program will contribute to a more inclusive and vibrant California coastline.

FAQs (coming soon)

Photo Gallery

Thank you to ACCESSREC for supplying these great photos!