The UC Santa Cruz Center for Coastal Climate Resilience has awarded funding to 23 UC Santa Cruz research groups for pilot projects and implementation projects supporting efforts to fight climate change in coastal communities of California and beyond. Funds for these grant programs came from the California State Budget Act of 2022–23.

The pilot funding initiative intends to foster previously unfunded research projects, collaborations and creative works that address coastal climate-related impacts and solutions. Fifteen pilot projects will receive up to $100,000 each.