$100,000 - $10M

National Coastal Resilience Fund 2024

The NCRF is a national program with the goal of enhancing protection for coastal communities from the impacts of storms, floods, and other natural coastal hazards and to improve habitats for fish and wildlife. This year, NFWF will award approximately $140 million in grants for the planning, design, and implementation of natural and nature-based solutions.

Additional Information:
All projects under this program must demonstrate dual benefits to both coastal communities and habitats. Award decisions will be made based on regional circumstances and needs, but all proposals must address the following priorities: 1) Nature-Based Solutions; 2) Community Resilience Benefit; 3) Fish and Wildlife Benefit; 4) Community Impact and Engagement; and 5) Transferability and Sustainability. To implement these program priorities, NFWF funds activities in four categories designed to advance a project through NFWF’s “project pipeline” from planning to implementation: 1) Community Capacity Building and Planning; 2) Site Assessment and Preliminary Design; 3) Final Design and Permitting; 4) Restoration Implementation.
Funding Agencies: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Frequency Details: Annual
Match Requirement: Non-federal match is not required but is encouraged
Nature-based Solutions
Sea Level Rise
Aquatic Resources
Extreme Weather & Storms
Community Engagement
Open Resource

Resilience Steps


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