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Interior Secretary Announces Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program

The Program will award more than $100 million in grants throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Interior Secretary Announces Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaking at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR. USFWS

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced that competitive grants are now available from the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program. The program, funded by the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief appropriation, is administered by NFWF.
The Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grants Program will award more than $100 million in grants throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy, including Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia—the states that officially declared a natural disaster as a result of the storm event.
In the Request for Proposals (RFP) released on October 29, applicants are encouraged to indicate how proposed assessments will complement existing assessments being conducted by DOI bureaus, existing partnerships including Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and activity by other agencies and organizations.  The coordinator of this competitive program for NFWF, David O’Neill will be at the November 5 North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting to discuss the RFP and the role of LCC partners.

Grants from $100,000 to $5 million will be awarded to projects that assess, restore, enhance or create wetlands, beaches and other natural systems to better protect communities as well as fish and wildlife species and habitats from the impacts of future storms and naturally occurring events.

Applicants can download the Request for Proposals here.

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