The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is announcing the Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund to support projects that increase the resilience of coastal communities impacted by hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Yutu, and wildfires in 2018. The Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund will support projects that strengthen natural systems at a scale that will increase protection for communities and critical assets against the future impacts of storms, floods, and other natural hazards. These investments will enable communities to better withstand and recover more quickly from events, while also enhancing important habitats for fish and wildlife populations.
Eligible projects must be located within the outlined National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF)
Coastal Areas and be within counties that received a federal disaster declaration as a result of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Yutu, or the wildfires of 2018. Additionally, projects located in counties that received a federal disaster declaration, but that are outside of the NCRF boundary, may be eligible if they can demonstrate a clear and distinct nexus to protecting a coastal community that is both within the NCRF boundary and within a county that received a federal disaster declaration.
Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, state and territorial government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Native American tribal governments, or educational institutions. Tribal governments include all Native American tribal governments (both federally recognized tribes and those tribes that are not federally recognized).
All application materials must be submitted online through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Easygrants
If you have a question about a project idea in eligible areas impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael (AL, FL, GA, NC, SC), please email Suzanne Sessine at Suzanne.Sessine@nfwf.org
. For issues or assistance with the online Easygrants system, please contact the Easygrants Helpdesk at Easygrants@nfwf.org