The National Coastal Resilience Fund restores, increases and strengthens natural infrastructure to protect coastal communities while also enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife. Established in 2018, the National Coastal Resilience Fund invests in conservation projects that restore or expand natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, oyster and coral reefs, forests, coastal rivers and floodplains, and barrier islands that minimize the impacts of storms and other naturally occurring events on nearby communities. The National Coastal Resilience Fund uses the Regional Coastal Resilience Assessments to identify public and private lands ideal for restoration and analyzes projects for their potential to provide maximum benefit for both people and wildlife. The resulting outcome-based approach ultimately minimizes the impacts of natural disasters.
Grant Round Information
Total Grant Round
Average Grant Award
$250K - $5M
50% (non-federal match; cash or in-kind contributions)
Final Application Due
NFWF National Coastal Resilience Fund
Who Can Apply?
Cities, Conservation Districts, Counties, Educational Institutions, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Agencies
Planning, Restoration, Monitoring
Estuaries/Nearshore, Floodplain, Habitat (General)
Located within the coastal areas of U.S. coastal states, including the Great Lakes states, and U.S. territories and coastal tribal lands