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Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund

Grand Isle, Louisiana, following Hurricane Ida

The Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund was established to increase the resilience of coastal communities located within federally declared disaster areas impacted by hurricanes and wildfires. The fund supports conservation projects that strengthen natural systems at a scale that will protect coastal communities from the future impacts of storms, wildfires and associated natural hazards, while improving habitats for fish and wildlife species.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announces the 2021 Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund (ECRF) to support projects that increase the resilience of coastal communities impacted by hurricanes and wildfires in 2020 and 2021. Funding for this program was appropriated under the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, 2022 (PL 117-43). The fund supports conservation projects that create and restore natural systems to help protect coastal communities from the impacts of coastal storms, floods, sea-level rise, inundation, coastal erosion, wildfires and associated landslides/debris flows, and enable communities to recover more quickly from these events, all while improving habitats for fish and wildlife species.

Goals

The ECRF seeks to fund shovel-ready projects to improve wildlife habitat that also improves community resilience and recovery both in and around impacted areas. Program goals include:

  • Help recover from 2020 and 2021 disasters, as well as reduce the impact of future disasters and associated natural hazards to coastal communities; and 
  • 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 National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) Coastal Areas and be within counties that received a federal Major Disaster Declaration with a Public Assistance designation as a result of hurricanes or wildfires in 2020 and 2021.

Application Information


11/17/2021 Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 Request for Proposals View Now
11/17/2021 California Wildfires Map View Now
11/17/2021 Gulf Coast Map: Disaster-declared Counties and Parishes View Now
11/17/2021 North Carolina Map: Hurricane-Affected Areas View Now
11/17/2021 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Map: Hurricane-Affected Areas View Now
11/17/2021 Pacific Northwest Map: Wildfires View Now
11/16/2021 ECRF Monitoring Metrics and Protocols View Now
01/24/2020 Digital Coast Resources View Now
04/13/2021 2020 Grant Slate Download the PDF
12/10/2019 Map: National Coastal Resilience Fund Footprint View Website
Staff Representatives

Director, Southern Regional Office

Program Director, Southern Coastal Programs