N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program

The N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program aims to facilitate a community-driven process for setting coastal resilience goals, assessing existing and needed local capacity, and identifying and prioritizing projects to enhance community resilience to coastal hazards. Participating communities will walk through a framework leading to the development of “shovel-ready” projects. Local governments throughout the 20 coastal counties will be eligible to apply for direct technical assistance to complete a community engagement process, risk and vulnerability assessment, and develop a resilience project portfolio.

The four phases of the program include:

  • Phase 1: Community Engagement and Risk & Vulnerability Assessment
  • Phase 2: Planning, Project Selection and Prioritization
  • Phase 3: Engineering and Design
  • Phase 4: Implementation

This initiative, funded through the N.C. State Legislature and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, will provide funding to local governments to help overcome barriers in coastal resilience and adaptation planning, boost local government capacity, and support a proactive, sustainable, and equitable approach to coastal resilience planning and project implementation.

NC Resilient Coastal Communities Program Two Pager

For more information on the program please contact:

Samantha Burdick, Coastal Resilience Coordinator

Mackenzie Todd, Coastal Resilience Specialist

FYI: Communities that are applying for Phases 1 and 2 of the RCCP and wish to work with a specific contractor must list that contractor on their application (under question 16), AND the contractor must apply to the RCCP separately by submitting a contractor application. DCM will be matching communities and contractors together once selections have been made and will be taking your requests into consideration.

Applications and Information

FAQs

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Resilient Coastal Communities Program.

RCCP Planning Handbook

RCCP Planning Handbook

The North Carolina Resilient Coastal Communities Program Planning Handbook provides guidance to contractors and local governments in completing Phases 1 and 2 of the N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program. The handbook identifies the specific program requirements, as well as existing data, tools, and resources to help communities meet these requirements.

 

Applications - Communities 2020-2021

Applications - Communities 2020-2021

The community application period ended January 15, 2021
Applications - Contractors 2020-2021

Applications - Contractors 2020-2021

The consultant application period ended January 29, 2021

Webinars

Webinars

The Division hosted two webinars on the new N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program Phases 1 and 2.  
 
View NC Resilient Coastal Communities Program PowerPoint (August 18 and 25) - for local governments in the 20 CAMA counties.
 
View NC Resilient Coastal Communities Program PowerPoint (September 23, 2020 - for consultants, regional governments, colleges/universities, and non-governmental organizations)