Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund
The Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund was established to increase the resilience of coastal communities located within federally declared disaster areas impacted by hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Yutu and wildfires in 2018. The fund supports conservation projects that strengthen natural systems at a scale that will protect coastal communities from the future impacts of storms, floods and other natural hazards.
In June of 2019, Congress responded to the catastrophic natural disasters of 2018 with passage of a supplemental appropriations bill that provided NFWF with funding to address emergency coastal resilience recovery.
The Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund (ECRF) was established to increase the resilience of coastal communities located within federally declared disaster areas impacted by hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Yutu and wildfires in 2018. The fund supports conservation projects that strengthen natural systems at a scale that will protect coastal communities from the future impacts of storms, floods and other natural hazards.
The ECRF seeks to fund shovel-ready projects to improve community resilience and recovery both in and around impacted areas. Program goals include:
- Help recover from last year’s disasters and reducing the impact of future disasters and associated natural hazards including coastal storm surge, sea-level rise, wave velocity, flooding, debris flow and stormwater run-off
- Improve the ecological integrity and functionality of coastal ecosystems to enhance fish and wildlife, and their habitats
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.
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.
|02/05/2020||Request For Proposals: Assessing Socio-Economic Impacts for the National and Emergency Coastal Resilience Funds||View Now|
|01/24/2020||2019 Request for Proposals - CLOSED||View Now|
|01/24/2020||Appendices A-C (Word Template)||View Now|
|12/16/2019||Hurricanes Florence, Hurricane Michael and Wildfires Webinar Recording||View Now|
|12/16/2019||Typhoon Yutu Webinar Recording||View Now|
|01/24/2020||Digital Coast Resources||View Now|
|12/03/2019||Program Fact Sheet||Download the PDF|
|12/10/2019||Map: National Coastal Resilience Fund Footprint||View Website|
|12/08/2019||Hurricane Florence Map||Download the PDF|
|12/03/2019||Hurricane Michael Map||Download the PDF|
|12/08/2019||Typhoon Yutu Map||Download the PDF|
|12/03/2019||Western Fires Map||Download the PDF|
|12/03/2019||Regional Coastal Resilience Assessment||Download the PDF|
|12/03/2019||Coastal Resilience Assessment Factsheet||Download the PDF|