Public Access Grant Application Package

Boardwalk along the Pasquotank River


2021-22 Grant Application Cycle

The Division of Coastal Management is pleased to notify local governments in the 20-county coastal area that grant funding is available for Public Beach and Waterfront Access projects for the upcoming 2021-22 fiscal year.

The application process has three steps: the Pre-application, invitation to submit a Final Application, and grant contract approval.

The Pre-application cycle closed April 16, 2021. DCM will review the pre-applications and select a number of proposals for further consideration based on available funding. 

Local governments whose proposals are selected will be invited to submit a Final Application with more detailed project information. Final Applications are anticipated to be due by 5 pm on Monday, August 16, 2021

Prior to submitting a Final Application, the local government must hold a public meeting or hearing to discuss its proposal and consider comments prior to its decision to submit a Final Application for state funds.

All final applicants will be notified in October if their project has been selected for funding.

If you have any questions about the grant program please contact your District Planner.