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Coastal Management Assistance Grant Program 


ADVISORY: Grant applications for the 2015 competition are due by February 6, 2015.

The Delaware Coastal Programs offers competitive grant funding on an annual basis to help support projects and activities that improve conservation and management of coastal resources.

Specifically, grant funding is available for activities that further sea level rise adaptation and coastal hazard impact reduction, increase local or regional coastal resiliency, and improve natural resource management.

Grants are available for both planning projects and research projects. Planning grants are available for projects including assessments of vulnerability to sea level rise and coastal storms, adaptation plans, improvements to ordinances and building codes, assessments of costs and benefits of adaptation strategies and design of on-the-ground adaptation projects.

Research grants are available for projects including investigations into the secondary and cumulative impacts of adaptation strategies, modeling of combined effects of sea level rise and heavy precipitation, and development of tools and technology for reduction of coastal hazards impacts.

Funding is available to state, county, or municipal government entities, not-for-profit organizations, and colleges and universities within the state of Delaware. In previous years, grant award amounts have ranged from $5,000 - $25,000. Grant recipients must be able to provide one to one matching funds or in-kind services.

Grant applications for the 2015 competition are due by February 6, 2015.

Grant projects must be completed by March, 2016.

For complete details and grant application instructions, please download:

Grant Request for Proposals 

Grant Application Cover Sheet

For more information about the Coastal Management Assistance Grant Program, please contact:

Susan Love, DCP Planner
(302) 739-9283


Bob Scarborough, DCP Program Manager
(302) 739-9283



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