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Flooding caused by Hurricane Florence

Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund

Flooding caused by Hurricane Florence | Credit: South Carolina Air National Guard

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. 

Goals

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

Geographic Focus 

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.

Application Information


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
Staff Representatives

Director, Southern Regional Office

Program Director, Southern Coastal Programs