Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021

Opportunity Type: Funding

What: Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP)

Deadline: February 3, 2022

Applicant webinar: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 3-4 pm ET / 12-1 pm PT

Description: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP). This funding comes directly from the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, (PL 117-43) to support projects that increase the resilience of wildlife habitat and coastal communities impacted by hurricanes and wildfires in 2020 and 2021.

Under the same authorities as NFWF’s National Coastal Resilience Fund, NFWF will award approximately $24 million in grants through this RFP for practices that help restore wetlands, build living shorelines, improve hydrologic flow, reduce hazardous fuels, and generally enhance natural systems. Due to the emergency nature of these funds, a non-federal match is not required.

Goals: The ECRF seeks to fund shovel-ready projects to improve wildlife habitat that also improves community resilience and recovery both in and around impacted areas. Program goals include:

  • Help recover from 2020 and 2021 disasters, as well as reduce the impact of future disasters and associated natural hazards to coastal communities; and 
  • Improve the ecological integrity and functionality of coastal ecosystems to enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats.