Grant Information

Total Funding Available
Minimum Request
Maximum Request
Average Grant Award
Match Requirement
50% non-federal match encouraged, but not required
RFP Release
November (annual)
Pre-application Due
January (annual)
Final Application Due
April (annual)

NOAA Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants

NOAA’s Restoration Center recognizes that habitat protection and restoration are essential elements of a strategy for sustainable commercial and recreational fisheries. Investing in habitat restoration projects leads to real, lasting differences for communities, businesses, and the environment. The Community-based Restoration Program supports restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of protected resources, promote healthy ecosystems, and yield community and economic benefits.

Projects range from improving access to habitat by removing dams and other barriers, to restoring coral and oyster reefs, to rebuilding coastal wetlands. The program often helps implement priority habitat restoration actions identified in recovery plans for threatened and endangered species.

Who Can Apply?
Cities, Conservation Districts, Counties, Educational Institutions, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, State Agencies
Project Types
Planning, Restoration
Restoration Types
Estuaries/Nearshore, Fish Passage, Habitat (General), Wetlands
Geography/Land Ownership
Applicants must propose work in geographic areas that benefit species with a nexus to NOAA management.