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NFWF Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP) - DUE 2/3/22

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP). This funding comes directly from the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, (PL 117-43) to support projects that increase the resilience of wildlife habitat and coastal communities impacted by hurricanes and wildfires in 2020 and 2021. Under the same authorities as NFWF’s National Coastal Resilience Fund, NFWF will award approximately $24 million in grants through this RFP for practices that help restore wetlands, build living shorelines, improve hydrologic flow, reduce hazardous fuels, and generally enhance natural systems.

The Request for Proposals is officially launched as of today, November 17, 2021 and will close on February 3, 2022, when the Full Proposals are due. Due to the emergency nature of these funds, a non-federal match​ is not required.


The ECRF seeks to fund shovel-ready projects to improve wildlife habitat that also improves community resilience and recovery both in and around impacted areas. Program goals include:

Help recover from 2020 and 2021 disasters, as well as reduce the impact of future disasters and associated natural hazards to coastal communities; and

Improve the ecological integrity and functionality of coastal ecosystems to enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats.

Geographic Focus

Eligible projects must be located within the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) Coastal Areas and be within counties that received a federal Major Disaster Declaration with a Public Assistance designation as a result of hurricanes or wildfires in 2020 and 2021.


Dates of activities are subject to change. Please check the Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund on the NFWF website for the most current dates and information.

Applicant Webinar [Register] Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Full Proposal Due Date Thursday, February 3, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. ET

Review Period February – April 2022

Awards Announced May 2022

Grant Management Associates has experience with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Contact Us today to schedule a consultation regarding this funding opportunity.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted online through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Easygrants system.

Go to to register in our Easygrants online system. New users to the system will be prompted to register before starting the application (if you already are a registered user, use your existing login). Enter your applicant information. Please disable the pop-up blocker on your internet browser prior to beginning the application process.

Once on your homepage, click the “Apply for Funding” button and select this RFP’s “Funding Opportunity” from the list of options.

Follow the instructions in Easygrants to complete your application. Once an application has been started, it may be saved and returned to at a later time for completion and submission.

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