Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants


NOAA’s Restoration Center recognizes that habitat protection and restoration are essential elements of a strategy for sustainable commercial and recreational fisheries. Investing in habitat restoration projects leads to real, lasting differences for communities, businesses, and the environment. The Community-based Restoration Program supports restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and promote healthy ecosystems and resilient communities.

Application Process

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local and Native American tribal governments.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply through the website. A complete standard

NOAA financial assistance application package should be submitted in accordance with the guidelines in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement posted to Each application must include the application forms from the SF-424 form family.

When to Apply

Applications submitted through were due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 23, 2017.



January 18: Publication of Federal Funding Opportunity

March 23: Deadline for application submissions

April - May: Application Review

June 30: Recommended applications submitted to NOAA’s Grants Management Division

July: Public announcement of recommended applications. Notifications made to unsuccessful applicants.

July-September: Awards finalized by NOAA Grants Official and award recipients formally notified.

Need Help?

Rina Studds

Marine Habitat Restoration Specialist
Restoration Center

Last updated by Office of Habitat Conservation on 10/05/2017