The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Interior, is pleased to announce the availability of $100 million in grant funding under the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program. Funding will support projects that reduce communities’ vulnerability to the growing risks from coastal storms, sea level rise, flooding, erosion and associated threats through strengthening natural ecosystems that also benefit fish and wildlife. Eligible projects include:
· Project planning and design (up to $250,000)
· Coastal resiliency assessments (up to $1 million)
· Restoration and resiliency projects ($250,000 - $5 million)
· Green infrastructure ($250,000 - $1 million)
· Community coastal resiliency planning ($100,000 - $500,000)
Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, local governments and agencies, recognized tribes, state government agencies and academic institutions. Deadline for proposals is January 31, 2014.
For those interested in further details on the program, NFWF will host a regional workshop at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville, MD on November 18, 2013. A webinar for prospective applicants will also be held on December 17, 2013. Further information on how to register for the workshops and webinar, and the formal Request for Proposals, can be accessed at http://www.nfwf.org/hurricanesandy.