June 2016: Funding Opportunity

Request for Proposals
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program has targeted funds available for projects that enhance coastal resilience to current and future hazards.

Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience flooding and coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, natural resources, and cultural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. These impacts are already—and are projected to continue— intensifying and expanding with the effects of climate change. In order to prepare for coastal hazards, communities need to find new and creative ways to inform residents about risks and vulnerabilities and incorporate resiliency into capital improvements, natural resource protection, and historic preservation. To help communities prepare for coastal hazards, the NHDES Coastal Program is launching the Design Solutions for Coastal Resilience grant program. These funds are intended to support communication to increase understanding of coastal hazards as well as planning, design, permitting, and construction projects that minimize hazards and enhance community coastal resilience. Projects must take place within one or more of the 17 Coastal Zone communities.

Total anticipated funding for all Design Solutions for Coastal Resilience projects is approximately $300,000. Applicants must request a minimum of $40,000 and no more than $100,000 in grant funds per project. Approximately three to seven projects will be funded. A two-to-one federal grant funds to non-federal match through cash or in-kind services is required.

Proposals must be emailed to kirsten.howard@des.nh.gov by 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

For more info and the full RFP please CLICK HERE.

Questions? Kirsten Howard NH DES Coastal Programkirsten.howard@des.nh.gov  Phone: 603-559-0020.

PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.