New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program
07/26/19 4:00 PM EDT
Grants to New Hampshire coastal municipalities and municipal consultants for planning and capacity building related to coastal hazards. Funding is intended to enhance preparation for and recovery from storms, rising sea levels, and hurricanes. Eligible municipalities include Dover, Durham, Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Madbury, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rollinsford, Rye, Seabrook, and Stratham.
To help municipalities prepare for coastal hazards, the NHDES Coastal Program is announcing the 2019 NH Coastal Resilience Municipal Planning Grant opportunity. These funds are intended to support planning to increase resilience to coastal hazards as well as build local capacity to implement resilience plans. Projects must take place within one of the 17 Coastal Zone municipalities. For the purposes of this funding opportunity, coastal resilience is defined as the capacity of a community or system to proactively prepare for and bounce back better from hazardous events such as hurricanes, coastal storms, and long-term sea-level rise and associated impacts, rather than the ability to simply react and respond to events. Projects timeframes are expected to be 12 to 18 months.
All projects must incorporate the following elements:
a) Projects must incorporate best available climate science for storm surge, sea-level rise, and/or extreme precipitation.
b) Projects must involve community/stakeholder engagement and evaluate the success of engagement efforts based on clearly articulated objectives. Projects should instill a sense of ownership and clear understanding of next steps in the target communities or groups.
c) Projects must address social equity and justice issues to ensure that underserved populations and their priorities are prioritized in the planning process.
d) Projects must recognize, integrate, and promote resilience benefits provided by nature.
Eligible Projects Types:
GrantWatch ID#: 186090
Between four and eight projects are expected to be funded.
Applicants must request a minimum of $10,000 and no more than $30,000 in grant funds per project.
Contracts are expected to begin between January and March 2020. Projects will end on June 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit questions and proposals to:
Kirsten Howard, Coastal Resilience Coordinator
NH Department of Environmental Services, Coastal Program
222 International Drive, Suite 175
Portsmouth, NH 03801
USA: New Hampshire: Dover, Durham, Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Madbury, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rollinsford, Rye, Seabrook, or Stratham