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Special Request for Proposals in Response to 2021 Huntington Beach Oil Spill

​On Friday, October 1, 2021, an oil spill began off the coast of Huntington Beach (HB), California. The spill is believed to have originated in a 17-mile pipeline located 80-100ft beneath the surface and has released over 126,000 gallons of post-production crude oil into the environment. The oil has washed up on local beaches, entered coastal wetlands and threatens wildlife and ocean and coastal resources throughout Southern California.

Through the​ Rapid Response Funding Program, COAST is making funding available for projects developed in direct response to the October 1, 2021, HB oil spill. Proposals accepted on a continual basis through December 31, 2021, or until all funding is expended, whichever occurs first. Awards will range from $5,000 to $10,000. 

Approved projects can begin as little as three (3) weeks from proposal submission date and MUST begin within eight (8) weeks of proposal submission date, and projects must be initiated by January 31, 2022.​

Huntington Beach Oil Spill RFP
Huntington Beach Oil Spill Cover Page
Huntington Beach Oil Spill Signature Pages​
Prior Funding Report Form (required for prior COAST awardees)​

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