Grant Information

Total Funding Available
Minimum Request
Maximum Request
Average Grant Award
$3M - $8M (over three years)
Match Requirement
Not required, but strongly encouraged. (Cost sharing is considered in evaluation criteria.)
RFP Release
June (one-time)
Pre-application Due
Final Application Due
September (one-time)

Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants

This funding will prioritize habitat restoration actions that rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of threatened and endangered species, use natural infrastructure to reduce damage from flooding and storms, promote resilient ecosystems and communities, and yield socioeconomic benefits. This funding opportunity will invest in projects that have the greatest potential to provide holistic benefits, through habitat-based approaches that strengthen both ecosystem and community resilience.

Applicants should address the following set of program priorities: 1) sustaining productive fisheries and strengthening ecosystem resilience; 2) fostering regionally important habitat restoration; 3) enhancing community resilience to climate hazards and providing other co-benefits; and 4) providing benefit to underserved communities, including through partnerships with tribes.

Who Can Apply?
Cities, Conservation Districts, Counties, Educational Institutions, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, State Agencies
Project Types
Planning, Restoration, Streamflow, Water Storage
Restoration Types
Estuaries/Nearshore, Fish Passage, Floodplain, Habitat (General), Instream, Riparian
Geography/Land Ownership
Applicants must propose work in coastal, marine, or estuarine areas that benefit species or fisheries outlined within the program priorities.