Proposals must be received through Grants.gov by 11:59 PM Eastern time on November 17, 2023.
$240 million in funding is available for habitat restoration and coastal resilience through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.
Projects selected through this funding opportunity will have a transformative impact for coastal communities and tribes across the country. They will help sustain our nation’s fisheries, make significant strides in the recovery of threatened and endangered species, and help protect coastal communities and ecosystems from the impacts of climate change. They will support efforts such as reconnecting rivers to their historic floodplains, outplanting corals to rebuild reefs, building living shorelines that protect coasts from erosion and sea level rise, and more.
A pre-recorded applicant webinar is available for download in the “For Applicants” section below. We will also hold three live webinars with information for potential applicants:
- August 29 at 1-2 PM Eastern / 12-1 PM Central / 10-11 AM Pacific / 9-10 AM Alaska
- September 6 at 2-3 PM Eastern / 1-2 PM Central / 11 AM-12 PM Pacific / 10-11 AM Alaska
- September 13 at 3-4 PM Eastern / 2-3 PM Central / 12-1 PM Pacific / 11 AM-12 PM Alaska
A list of questions and answers from the three webinars is now available (PDF, 15 pages).
Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local, and tribal governments.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply through the www.Grants.gov website. A complete standard NOAA financial assistance application package should be submitted in accordance with the guidelines in the Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement posted to www.Grants.gov. Each application must include the application forms from the SF-424 form family.
- August 15: Publication of Notice of Funding Opportunity.
- November 17: Deadline for proposal submissions.