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NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants

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The NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants program, jointly administered by NOAA’s National Ocean Service and NOAA Fisheries, implements projects that build resilient U.S. coastal communities and ecosystems.

This program is intended to build resilience through projects that conserve and restore sustainable ecosystem processes and functions and reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities and infrastructure from the impacts of extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.

Who can apply

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, U.S. territories and states, Native American tribes, and local governments including counties, municipalities, and cities. To be eligible under this competition, applicants must conduct projects in U.S. coastal areas. For the purposes of this program, coastal areas are defined as those within coastal shoreline counties or coastal watershed counties. Coastal shoreline counties are directly adjacent to the open ocean, major estuaries, or the Great Lakes. Coastal watershed counties are located along inland rivers and streams with a significant impact on coastal and ocean resources.

How to apply
Applicants must submit a pre-proposal by email to Full proposals will only be accepted from eligible applicants that received an invitation to submit a full proposal based on the strength of their pre-proposal. Full proposals should be submitted through the website. The format and content of the pre-proposal and full proposal are described in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement posted to

When to apply

Pre-proposals are due by 11:59 PM Eastern time, on March 7, 2018. Full proposals from eligible applicants should be submitted through by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the date to be provided directly to eligible applicants.




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