NOAA Announces $9 Million in Grants to Improve Coastal Community Resilience
Two new NOAA grant programs will help coastal communities and their managers create on-the-ground projects to make them more resilient to the effects of extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.
NOAA’s National Ocean Service is supporting the effort with $5 million in competitive grant awards through the 2015 Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program and NOAA Fisheries is administering the companion $4 million Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program.
The grants will be awarded to organizations to plan and implement resilience strategies regionally to reduce current and potential future risks. Proposals are due by July 24.