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NC - Division of Coastal Management awarded funds to expand coastal resiliency program in North Carolina

The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management has received nearly $546 thousand dollars as one of 49 new grants awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 grant cycle. The funds will be used to enhance the resilience of North Carolina’s coastal communities and natural resources by supporting local planning and pre-construction activities.

The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management has received nearly $546 thousand dollars as one of 49 new grants awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 grant cycle. The funds will be used to enhance the resilience of North Carolina’s coastal communities and natural resources by supporting local planning and pre-construction activities.

The award will be used to expand and build local capacity with the North Carolina Resilient Coastal Communities Program through risk and vulnerability assessments, community engagement, project identification and prioritization, and the inclusion of more communities within the state’s coastal zone into the program. The project will build a resilience strategy for each community, including a vision, map of critical assets and natural infrastructure, risk and vulnerability assessment, and portfolio of prioritized projects.

"The Division of Coastal Management is continuing to make progress in supporting coastal communities with infrastructure planning and projects that address the impacts of coastal storms and flooding," said Division Director Braxton Davis. "Continued investments in this program will assist local governments in advancing to shovel-ready projects and leveraging additional federal and state funding opportunities."

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