National Coastal Resilience Fund 2019 Request for Proposals
Pre-proposal Webinar: Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
Pre-proposal Due Date: Monday, May 20, 2019 11:59 PM EST
Full Proposal by Invite Only Due Date: Monday, July 22, 2019 11:59 PM EST
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced the National Coastal Resilience Fund for 2019. NFWF will make investments to restore and strengthen natural systems so they can protect coastal communities from the impacts of storms, floods, and other natural hazards and enable them to recover more quickly, while also enhancing habitats for important fish and wildlife populations.
FY2020 Outside Witness Testimony
Submitted by the National Association of Marine Laboratories, the Sea Grant Association, the IOOS Association, the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the Coastal States Organization, Restore America’s Estuaries, and the Association of State Floodplain Managers in support of essential NOAA programs.
Read it here.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS!
Improving Floodplain Management in Mobile and Baldwin Counties
Deadline for Submission: April 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. Central Time
Help communities in Mobile and Baldwin Counties take action to address flooding vulnerabilities and mitigate flood impacts through non-structural measures.
Funding Amount: Preferred $10,000-$25,000. Match is encouraged but is not required. Funds may be used to hire a consultant or provide staff support to complete all or a portion of a community’s project, but MAY NOT be used for construction, maintenance, or land acquisition.
At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience Building in the Coastal Zone
Conference June 19-21, 2019
"Organized by the Climate Adaptation Initiative at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, this conference will address a range of issues facing coastal communities in the United States and around the world as sea levels rise and coastal flooding becomes more frequent and intense. The science around retreat is still ill-defined, and policy discussions remain contentious. This conference will bring together thought leaders on this topic to advance the science and policy dialogue."
Coastal Management Photo Contest
NOAA announces the third annual coastal management photo contest. From ensuring public access to balancing development with natural areas, coastal management keeps our coasts thriving. For the third annual coastal management photo contest, we want to see your photos of coastal management in action. Show us your natural infrastructure projects, beautiful beaches you work to protect, recreational uses, and more! Find inspiration from the list of nine categories.
$6 Billion in Loans Available for Water Infrastructure Projects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $6 billion in credit that could finance over $12 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest no more than 90 days after the Notice publishes in the Federal Register.
Delaware River Program 2019 Request for Proposals
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to conserve and restore fish and wildlife habitat and water quality in the Delaware River watershed. The Delaware River Program will award matching grants of $50,000 to $500,000 each to conserve and restore waters and habitats on public and private land that contribute to the overall health of the Delaware River watershed—as well as benefit the quality of life and economic vitality of the communities in the Delaware River watershed. Approximately $6 million in grant funding is available. Major funding for the Delaware River Program is provided by the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service and the William Penn Foundation.
DWCF Conservation Action Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations; federal, state, interstate and local governments; Indian tribes; and educational institutions to implement on-the-ground restoration and conservation projects.
Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rulemaking: Step Two - Revise
On December 11, 2018 the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army (the agencies) proposed a revised definition of "waters of the United States" that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register (FR) on February 14, 2019 and will be open for a 60-day public comment period. The public comment period
will close on April 15, 2019
The public is invited to submit written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
. General guidance on making effective comments is available at EPA's Commenting on EPA Dockets.
Duke University is offering an online training in Marine Planning Process (MPP) in March-April 2019. Through the course, students learn global best practices and essential skills in marine planning and leadership. This interactive curriculum is designed for professionals with interest in coastal and oceans management at all experience levels.
Online Course Dates: March 4th - April 26th, 2019
Who Should Attend: Professionals from across the globe with interest in coastal and oceans management at all experience levels.
Information and Registration
2018 RAE - CSO 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management
Missed a session or want to learn more? Download presentations here from the 10 concurrent sessions at the 2018 Summit
Copies of posters presented at the 2018 Summit are now available