As one of California’s three Coastal Zone Management Agencies, BCDC receives funding from three sources: the State of California; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which administers the federal Coastal Zone Management Act; and various short-term grants and contracts that fund specific projects undertaken by BCDC on behalf of other public agencies.

Fiscal Year 2020-2021 ends on June 30, 2021 with $11.08M in total spending authority.  BCDC received $7.22M in General Fund spending authority, which includes the following:

  1. $343K for one-time litigation fees
  2. $330K annually for DOJ Attorney fees
  3. $127K for rent increase

BCDC also received authority to expend up to $1.84M in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF, or cap-and-trade funds) and $511K from its Bay Fill Clean-Up and Abatement Fund.

In addition, BCDC received authority to charge for, and expend, up to $1.51M in short-term grants and contracts. Most of BCDC’s spending authority is expended on staff salaries and benefits.

See a presentation by BCDC’s Chief Budget Officer (PDF) reviewing the FY2019-2020 and FY2020-2021 budget.

Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Governor’s Budget
Every January, the Governor proposes a budget to be adopted for the following fiscal year (that begins on July 1). See BCDC portion of the Governor’s budget (PDF) for more information.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds