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Climate Change Action in Coastal Habitats: Funding

Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants Program | EPA
Funding from EPA’s Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Program facilitates community involvement in area-wide planning approaches to brownfields assessment, cleanup and subsequent reuse.  The grant funding and direct assistance should result in an area-wide plan which will inform the assessment, cleanup and reuse of brownfields properties and promote area-wide revitalization.

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) | NOAA
Established in 2002 to protect coastal and estuarine lands considered important for their ecological, conservation, recreational, historical or aesthetic values. The program provides state and local governments with matching funds to purchase significant coastal and estuarine lands, or conservation easements on such lands, from willing sellers. Lands or conservation easements acquired with CELCP funds are protected in perpetuity so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.

Coastal Impact Assistance Program USFWS

The Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) provides grant funds to qualified states for a wide range of conservation, protection, or restoration projects in coastal areas.

Coastal Program USFWS
The Coastal Program provides incentives for voluntary protection of threatened, endangered and other species on private and public lands.

Community-based Restoration Program Funding | NOAA
This program provides funding and technical expertise to support high-priority habitat restoration projects that instill strong conservation values and engage citizens in hands-on activities. Through the program, NOAA, its partners, and thousands of volunteers are actively restoring coastal, marine, and migratory fish habitat across the nation to help sustain these vital habitats in the face of multiple stressors including climate change.  Proposals are requested for individual projects several times a year, either directly by NOAA’s Restoration Center or through its partners.

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant | USFWS
Funding from the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program is used to acquire, restore or enhance coastal wetlands and adjacent uplands to provide long-term conservation benefits to fish, wildlife and their habitat.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act | USFWS
This program provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the benefit of wetlands-associated migratory birds and other wildlife.

Open Rivers Initiative | NOAA
This initiative provides financial assistance and technical expertise to remove dams and barriers and restore habitat for the many species that migrate between the ocean and the nation’s freshwater rivers and streams. This initiative contributes to sustainability of U.S. fisheries, provides an economic boost for communities, and improves public safety. The projects provide key steps to increase survival and resilience of migratory species and their riverine habitats in the face of multiple stressors including climate change.

Smart Growth Grants | EPA
The EPA Smart Growth program sometimes offers grants to support activities that improve the quality of development and protect human health and the environment.  When these grants are offered, they will always be announced on the web page above and on www.grants.gov.
Additional conservation funding resources are listed on the Land Trust Alliance’s public funding page here.

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