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State coastal agency accepting proposals for coastal planning and management grants

Raleigh

The N.C. Division of Coastal Management is accepting proposals from local governments in the 20 coastal counties for Planning and Management Grants for fiscal year 2019.

A total of $100,000 in matching funds is available in this year’s grant cycle for planning and management projects. The division will prioritize funding for natural hazards and storm recovery projects. Proposals for projects not related to natural hazards and storm recovery may be submitted for non-prioritized funding consideration. The maximum request that will be considered for a single project is $20,000.

Projects may include, but are not limited to, expanded education and outreach efforts, special planning efforts focused on coastal storms, flooding, and erosion; natural resource management issues; improvements in intergovernmental coordination; targeted research or studies; and the development of local ordinances.

The deadline for submission is Sept. 14. Local governments will be notified in October if their proposal is selected. Click https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/coastal-management/coastal-management-land-use-planning/grants for more specific information on how to apply.

The primary objective of the planning and management grant program is to help local governments in the 20 coastal counties fund local land-use planning and management projects. These projects assist local governments in developing and implementing land use plans and management strategies for their coastal resources.

Funding for Planning and Management Grants comes through a cooperative agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Coastal Management. Last year, the division awarded $100,000 for coastal projects.

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