Up to $10 million in funding is available for habitat restoration and resilience awards for underserved communities though NOAA’s FY2022 Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Through this funding, NOAA will engage underserved communities in habitat restoration activities that promote resilient ecosystems and communities. It will provide capacity for these communities to more fully participate in developing future transformational habitat projects. This engagement is intended to ensure that communities are integral to the visioning and decision-making for coastal habitat restoration projects affecting their communities, and that the benefits of such projects flow back to underserved communities.
This competitive grant solicitation is to provide funds to design and construct urban rain gardens and similar small-scale types of bioretention facilities that use soils and vegetation to improve stormwater quality and reduce runoff.
Applicants for the Hudson Raritan Estuary Urban Rain Garden Grant must be a New Jersey government agency or a non-profit organization proposing a rain garden or similar small-scale type of bioretention facility. Funds are available only for the design and/or construction of a project. Projects must be located in New Jersey, and located with a water shed of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary as defined on the Area of Eligibility map. Projects must consist of the construction (if design is already complete) or design and construction of a small-scale bioretention system, such as an urban rain garden or a bioswale.