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Dept. of Commerce - Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience. Due 9/6. $85M Avail

Opportunity Title:

NOAA's Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants Under the IIJA



Opportunity Number:

NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2022-2007195



Description:

The principal objective of this solicitation is to support transformational projects that restore marine, estuarine, coastal, or Great Lakes ecosystems, using approaches that enhance community and ecosystem resilience to climate hazards. Funding will prioritize habitat restoration actions that: demonstrate significant impacts; rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries; contribute to the recovery and conservation of threatened and endangered species; promote climate-resilient ecosystems, especially in tribal or underserved communities; and improve economic vitality, including local employment. This solicitation is authorized under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58), 135 STAT. 1356 (Nov. 15, 2021).

This funding opportunity seeks projects that enhance coastal resilience. Coastal areas support the nation’s largest and often fastest-growing population centers, as well as key natural assets. Strengthening coastal resilience means preparing and adapting coastal communities to mitigate the impacts of, and more quickly recover after, extreme events such as hurricanes, coastal storms, flooding, and sea level rise. Habitat restoration and natural and nature-based infrastructure are critical to doing so, by protecting lives and property; sustaining commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing; recovering threatened and endangered species; and maintaining and fostering vibrant coastal economies. This funding opportunity – along with other opportunities for the National Oceans and Security Fund, Coastal Zone Management, National Estuarine Research Reserves, and Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience in Underserved Communities – aims to fund projects that support the overarching goal of enhancing coastal resilience. This funding opportunity focuses on high-value, transformative projects that advance resilience and support habitat restoration.



Eligibility:

State governments

Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

City or township governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

For profit organizations other than small businesses

County governments

Private institutions of higher education

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

Small businesses

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)



Total Amount Available:

$85,000,000



Maximum Award:

$15,000,000



Minimum Award:

$1,000,000



Application Deadline:

September 6, 2022



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