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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to announce the 2021 National Coastal Resilience Fund Request for Proposals (RFP). NFWF will make investments in planning, design, and restoration of natural and nature-based solutions to help protect coastal communities from the impacts of storms, floods, and other natural hazards and enable them to recover more quickly and enhance habitats for fish and wildlife.

NFWF will award approximately $34 million in grants to create and restore natural systems in order to increase protection for communities from coastal storms, sea- and lake-level changes, inundation, and coastal erosion, while improving habitats for fish and wildlife species. NFWF will invest in projects in four priority areas: 1) Community Capacity Building and Planning, 2) Site Assessment and Preliminary Design, 3) Final Design and Permitting, and 4) Restoration and Monitoring. A minimum 1:1 non-federal match in cash or in-kind services is expected and strongly encouraged. Match can be any combination of in cash and/or in-kind goods and services (for example external/partner services, volunteers or grantee in-kind, etc.) and there is no priority given to higher cash percentages.

Estimated Available Funds:

Application Deadline: April 7, 2021 (pre-proposals) and June 23, 2021 (full proposals)

Announcement: https://www.nfwf.org/media-center/press-releases/nfwf-announces-release-national-coastal-resilience-fund-2021-request-proposals