The Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announces availability grant funding to support projects and activities that improve local and regional capacity to conserve, manage, and promote the incorporation of coastal management issues into local planning and implementation activities throughout Delaware. The year’s grant will focus on those activities and planning efforts that assist sea level rise adaptation planning.
Applicants are encouraged to correspond with staff from the DCP to ensure grant projects meet the specified criteria, and to develop a cooperative working relationship to be continued throughout the duration of grant projects for any successful project proposals that are awarded funding.
Proposals should address one or more of the following:
Projects that seek to improve Delaware’s resiliency to sea level rise and coastal storms, including:
- Assessments of local land use ordinances, zoning codes and building codes for the purpose of identifying barriers and opportunities and recommending improvements
- Local sea level rise vulnerability assessments and/or adaptation plans
- Planning and design of on-the-ground adaptation projects
Projects that seek to improve knowledge and understanding of:
- Wetland migration and barriers to inland migration
- Social, environmental and economic costs of sea level rise adaptation strategies
Secondary and cumulative impacts of adaptation strategies
Legal framework for adaptation
Submissions are due no later than 3 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013
For more information about the Coastal Management Assistance Grant Program, applicants are encouraged to contact the Delaware Coastal Programs Office staff to discuss potential proposals at (302) 739-9283 or email: