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 2018-2019 For Fiscal Year 2018-2019 that ended on June 30, 2019, BCDC had $11.65M in total spending authority. BCDC received $8.92M in General Fund spending authority, which included a little over $3M in one-time funding to move from the Hiram Johnson State Office Building in San Francisco’s civic center area into the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco. BCDC also received authority to expend up to $920K in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF, or cap-and-trade funds) and $322K from its Bay Fill Clean-Up and Abatement Fund. GGRF funds can be spent on staff and direct costs related to climate change/rising sea level issues only, and the Bay Fill funds (collected through enforcement fines) can be expended on staff working on enforcement issues. In addition, BCDC received authority to charge for, and expend, up to $1.49M in short-term grants and contracts. Most of BCDC’s spending authority is expended on staff salaries and benefits, with smaller amounts spent on rent and other operating expenses and equipment.

See a presentation by BCDC’s Chief Budget Officer reviewing the FY2018-2019 budget.

Fiscal Year 2019-2020 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 for more information.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds