$45M announced for climate resilience of Tribes, underserved communities

A new round of federal largess is being offered by the U.S. Department of Commerce and NOAA in grants totally up to $45 million for projects to advance coastal habitat restoration and climate resilience priorities of Tribes and underserved communities.

The Sept. 1 announcement came from Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, who said the program would support community-driven habitat restoration efforts and ensure that benefits of these efforts flow back to these communities to help protect their ways of life.

Applications are due by Dec. 19.

Of the $45 million in funding available, $20 million is specifically available to U.S. federally-recognized Tribes. The remaining $25 million will be available to all eligible applicants to support opportunities for Tribes and underserved communities.

Raimondo said projects selected will span several types of activities, including capacity building, actionable science support and restoration work. The funds are being made available through the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. To date NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation has awarded over $480 million for 109 projects across the country through this funding.

More information is available online at the Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Tribes and Underserved Communities website.


Learn more about current and future funding opportunities at the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act websites.