Grant Program Announced for 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," according to a NOAA press release.
"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 National Ocean Service 2015 Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program, on the one hand, "will help coastal communities and organizations prepare for and recover from adverse events while adapting to changing environmental, economic, and social conditions" by planning and implementing regional resilience strategies.
The NOAA Fisheries’ Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program "will focus on developing healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration and conservation" by demonstrating examples of the socioeconomic benefits achieved by the restoration of resilient and healthy coastal ecosystems.