NOAA’s Restoration Center recognizes that habitat protection and restoration are essential elements of a strategy for sustainable commercial and recreational fisheries. To that end, the Community-based Restoration Program is currently soliciting applications for restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to foster species recovery and increase fish production. The funding opportunity will focus on projects that will aid in recovering Endangered Species Act-listed species and rebuilding sustainable fish populations or their prey.
NOAA is soliciting coastal habitat restoration projects that will:
- contribute to the recovery, conservation, and resilience of protected species such as salmon and coral
- sustain fish stocks managed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and their prey
- restore coastal ecosystems and improve coastal resiliency.
Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Funding at a Glance
- Projects will primarily be funded through cooperative agreements.
- $9 million is available for selected projects.
- Proposals should range from $100,000 to $5 million over a one- to three-year project period.