Funding / Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Awards

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Awards

With funding made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management is awarding $832 million over a five-year period (2022 to 2026).

The focus is on making America’s coasts more resilient to climate change and other coastal hazards through natural infrastructure projects that conserve, restore, and acquire coastal lands to increase flood protection for communities. These same projects also support other priorities, including recreation, plant and animal habitat, coastal economies, community engagement—particularly with historically underserved communities—and a regional approach for the wise management of ocean and coastal resources. Long-standing national coastal management programs provided the foundation needed to successfully implement these resilience-building projects.

About the Grant Programs

Coastal Zone Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserve System

For these two funding programs, the focus is on habitat protection and restoration. See funded projects: coastal zone management programs and research reserves.

National Coastal Resilience Fund

Partnership between National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA. Funded projects enhance fish and wildlife habitat and have a direct benefit to human communities, often in the form of protection from flooding. See funded projects: August 2022, November 2022, October 2023, and November 2023.

Regional Ocean Partnerships

Coordinate interstate and intertribal management of ocean and coastal resources and implement priority actions, including data sharing and integration. Includes annual funds awarded competitively to federally recognized tribes. See funded projects.