Funding / Climate Resilience Regional Challenge

NOAA Climate Resilience Regional Challenge

This competitive grant program is focused on collaborative projects that increase the resilience of coastal communities to extreme weather and other climate change impacts, including sea level rise and drought.

Equity and inclusion, community engagement, regional coordination, and enduring capacity are important components of this $575 million funding opportunity, which is administered by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. Funding was made possible in 2023 by the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic investment that is advancing NOAA’s efforts to build Climate-Ready Coasts. At this time, there are no plans to offer a second Climate Resilience Regional Challenge.


August 28, 2023

Required letters of intent were due.

October 13, 2023

Applicant notification of letter of intent outcomes.

February 13, 2024

Application packages were due.

Summer 2024

NOAA announces awards.

Grant Criteria Includes the Following

Risk Reduction

Projects will reduce risk to coastal communities and ecosystems from weather and climate impacts.

Regional Collaboration

Working across geographic and organizational boundaries increases the likelihood of widespread impact—and success!

Equity and Inclusion

Ensuring that underserved and underrepresented populations are involved and benefiting from these projects is important.

Enduring Capacity

The projects will help the coastal communities of today and tomorrow.

Additional Information

  • Background
  • Helpful resource list for grant awardees
  • Registration information – please read! Selected applicants must be registered with these two systems to receive their award. Please do so as soon as possible, as these processes can take up to two months.
  • For more information or to ask questions, contact NOAA at