The National Coastal Resilience Fund

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) National Coastal Resilience Fund restores, increases, and strengthens natural infrastructure across coastal communities. Established in 2018, the National Coastal Resilience Fund invests in coastal resilience projects that restore or expand natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, oyster and coral reefs, forests, coastal rivers and floodplains, and barrier islands that minimize impacts to communities from sea-level rise, storms and other coastal hazards while enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife. The REPI Program serves as a key partner on the National Coastal Resilience Fund to accelerate coastal resilience projects near DOD installations and ranges. Since 2020, the REPI Program has contributed funding to National Coastal Resilience Fund projects that enhance resilience to sea-level rise, high-tide flooding, coastal erosion, and storm surge.
 

2024 National Coastal Resilience Fund Request for Proposals

NFWF Press Release | February 22, 2024
 

On February 22, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOD REPI Program, Occidental, and Shell, announced the release of the 2024 National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) Request for Proposals (RFP).  The NCRF focuses on projects that increase protection for communities from coastal hazards, such as flooding and erosion, while enhancing coastal habitats vital for fish and wildlife.  Since 2020, the REPI Program has contributed funding to NCRF projects that improve military installation resilience to coastal climate impacts. 

Through the 2024 NCRF, NFWF will distribute $140 million to create or restore natural systems in order to increase protection for communities from coastal hazards, such as storms, sea- and lake-level changes, inundation, and coastal erosion, while improving habitats for fish and wildlife species.  As a key partner on the NCRF, the REPI Program is pleased to contribute up to $15 million of the $140 million to NCRF projects that benefit military missions, increase military installation resilience to extreme weather events, and help defense communities adapt to climate change. 

Pre-proposals must be submitted through NFWF's Easygrants system no later than Wednesday, April 10, 2024.  

2023 National Coastal Resilience Fund Recipients 

NFWF's Press Release | November 29, 2023 

On November 29, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the recipients of the 2023 National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF). Through the 2023 NCRF, NFWF will provide $144 million to 109 projects across 31 coastal states and United States territories. These grants will generate more than $97 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $242 million. The NCRF aims to reduce risks for coastal communities from the impacts of storms, floods, and other natural coastal hazards and to improve habitats for fish and wildlife. All projects address three key priorities, including establishing nature-based solutions, reducing current or projected threats to communities, and improving habitats for fish and wildlife species. 

Through the 2023 NCRF, the REPI Program is contributing $15 million in REPI Challenge funding to 11 projects that use nature-based solutions to protect key coastal installations. The 11 projects neighboring DOD installations received over $5.5 million in matching funds from non-federal partners and $336K from NOAA.

  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard | REPI Funds: $520K
  • Naval Air Station Patuxent River | REPI Funds: $2.4M
  • U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Support Activity Annapolis | REPI Funds: $843K
  • Blossom Point Research Facility | REPI Funds: $1.5M
  • Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue | REPI Funds: $297K
  • Eastern North Carolina Sentinel Landscape | REPI Funds: $1.5M
  • South Atlantic Salt Marsh Initiative (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina) | REPI Funds: $1.4M
  • Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay | REPI Funds: $378K
  • Naval Base Mayport | REPI Funds: $539K
  • Pōhakuloa Training Area | REPI Funds: $2M
  • Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i | REPI Funds: $3.6M
Read more on the 2023 NCRF DOD Projects in the 2023 REPI-NCRF Fact Sheet
Read more on the NCRF in the REPI-NCRF Fact Sheet. 
Read more on the full 2023 NCRF grant slate in NFWF's Fact Sheet

2023 National Coastal Resilience Fund Request for Proposals

NFWF Press Release | February 16, 2023 
 

On February 16, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the release of the 2023 National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) Request for Proposals (RFP).  The NCRF increases and strengthens natural infrastructure to protect coastal communities while also enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife.  Since 2020, the REPI Program has contributed funding to NCRF projects that improve resilience to sea-level rise, high-tide flooding, coastal erosion, and storm surge.

Through the 2023 NCRF, NFWF will distribute $140 million to coastal resilience projects that strengthen and restore natural infrastructure.  As a key partner on the NCRF, the REPI Program is pleased to contribute $15 million of the $140 million to NCRF projects that benefit military missions, increase military installation resilience to extreme weather events, and help defense communities adapt to climate change. 

2022 National Coastal Resilience Fund Recipients 

NFWF's Press Release | December 6, 2022 

On December 6, NFWF awarded $136 million through the National Coastal Resilience Fund to 88 projects across 29 states and territories. Of this $136 million, the REPI Program contributed $15 million in REPI Challenge funding to seven projects across seven states. These seven projects neighboring DOD installations received an additional $7 million in matching funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to be coupled with $7 million in partner contributions. The full list of 2022 National Coastal Resilience Fund DOD projects include: 

  • Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC. Designing Living Shorelines to Protect Critical Infrastructure and Estuarine Habitat
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC. Increasing Resilience of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Through Living Shorelines
  • Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA. Building Resilience Capacity to Protect Coastal Communities at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. Implementing a Living Shoreline along Magazine Point at Naval Air Station Pensacola
  • Keesler Air Force Base, MS. Living Shoreline Restoration in Back Bay to Enhance Community and Military Resilience
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI. Shoreline and Off-Shore Island Restoration West Loch, Pearl Harbor
  • Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA. Expanding Coastal Conservation and Restoration and Building Resilience on Admiralty Bay
Read more on the 2022 National Coastal Resilience Fund DOD Projects in the 2022 REPI-National Coastal Resilience Fund
Read more on the National Coastal Resilience Fund in the REPI-National Coastal Resilience Fund Partnership Fact Sheet. 
Read more on the full 2022 National Coastal Resilience Fund grant slate in NFWF's Fact Sheet