The CRG funding opportunity supports projects that (i) build capacity, (ii) advance planning, and (iii) develop designs to increase coastal resilience, including community and/or habitat resilience, in one or more of New Hampshire’s Coastal Zone communities.
For the purposes of the CRG funding opportunity, coastal resilience is the capacity of a coastal community or coastal system to adapt in a changing climate — not only measured by the capacity to “bounce back” quickly from shocks and stresses like storms, but also, and perhaps more importantly, measured by the capacity to “leap forward” by fostering sustained and equitable achievement of community goals and ensuring the social, economic, environmental, and cultural wellbeing of all peoples and habitats over the long-term.
All projects must minimize negative impacts to environmental resources, and strong preference will be given to projects that avoid negative impacts to environmental and cultural resources. Across all project categories, preference will be given to projects that collaboratively develop products and outcomes, meaning that projects integrate inclusive, ethical, and mutually beneficial engagement and decision-making structures. These projects will employ best practices for reaching, building trusting relationships with, and centering priorities of groups that have been historically excluded from municipal government and other decision-making spaces. Groups include but are not limited to communities with low incomes, Black communities, Indigenous communities, communities of color, speakers of languages other than English, and people with disabilities. Best practices for inclusive engagement include but are not limited to providing daycare services, conducting events in specific neighborhoods, and providing stipends to enable full participation.
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