**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The request for proposals for the 2023 NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant is now available. Restore America's Estuaries (RAE) will select grantees through a two-step process: 1) letters of intent (LOI); and 2) full proposals by invitation only. Both steps are competitive and a request for full proposal does not guarantee funding.

Priorities for this Request for Proposals

In order to address the critical issues facing our nation’s estuaries, each RFP round in the CWG Program will identify a unique combination of priorities. For this RFP, projects must address one or more of the following priorities:

  • Recurring harmful algae blooms;
  • Flooding and coastal erosion that may be related to sea level rise, changing precipitation, or salt marsh, seagrass, or wetland degradation or loss;
  • Impacts of nutrients and warmer water temperatures on aquatic life and coastal ecosystems, including low dissolved oxygen conditions in estuarine waters; and
  • Contaminants of emerging concern found in coastal and estuarine waters such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and microplastics.

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due May 5, 2023 (required); Proposals due July 21, 2023 (by invitation only)