CSAC Bulletin Article

Funding Opportunity for Coastal Counties Tackling Climate Resiliency

July 6, 2023

Coastal counties focused on building resiliency to extreme weather and other impacts of climate change, are eligible to apply for grant funding through the Inflation Reduction Act: NOAA Climate Resilience Regional Challenge overseen by the Department of Commerce. This funding opportunity is aimed at supporting collaborative approaches to achieving resilience in coastal regions with an emphasis on risk reduction, regional collaboration, equity, and building enduring capacity.

There are two different tracks that a county could be eligible to apply for, depending on the status of existing projects, but all applicants under both tracks should focus on building capacity for adaptation that can be sustained into the future within the region (post-award period) including with community-based organizations and for marginalized, underserved, and underrepresented communities.

Coastal counties currently or intending to implement resilience and adaptation actions targeted toward mitigating the impacts of climate change should apply. A letter of intent is due on August 21, 2023 with a final application due on February 13, 2024.

Dates and Times for Virtual Information Sessions for Applicants:

·    Tuesday, July 11, 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time

·    Wednesday, July 12, 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time

For any questions regarding this grant opportunity, please contact the Grants Coordinator: resiliencechallenge@noaa.gov.

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