NOAA Regional Coastal Resilience Grants

graphicThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is committed to helping coastal communities address increasing risks from extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. To that end, NOAA’s National Ocean Service is providing up to $9 million in competitive grant awards through the Regional Coastal Resilience Grants program.

Awards are made for project proposals that advance resilience strategies, often through land and ocean use planning, disaster preparedness projects, environmental restoration, hazard mitigation planning, or other regional, state, or community planning efforts. Successful proposals demonstrate regional coordination among project stakeholders, leverage resources (such as funds, programs, partnerships, and others), and create economic and environmental benefits for coastal communities. Project results are evaluated using clear measures of success, with the end goal being improved preparation, response, and recovery.

  • Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, regional organizations, private (for profit) entities, and local, state, and tribal governments.
  • Award amounts will range from $500,000 to $1 million for projects lasting up to 36 months. Cost sharing through cash or in-kind matches is expected.
  • Applicants must conduct projects benefiting coastal communities in one or more of the 35 U.S. coastal states or territories.

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