Georgia DNR Receives NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Coastal Resilience Grant program to develop a Joint Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP) for the City of Brunswick and Glynn County.

Through this award, local partners in Glynn County will be working on a collaborative approach to long-term disaster recovery for coastal communities to create stronger economies and healthier environments after a disaster.

NOAA received 132 proposals totaling $105 million in requested funding and announced $4.5 million in recommended funding for six coastal resilience projects.

DNR will receive a total of $140,000 to facilitate the DRRP process in Glynn County – the third coastal county to work with DNR to develop a DRRP.

Chatham County began work with DNR in 2014 on the first DRRP in coastal Georgia.

In 2015, the Brantley County Commission signed a contract with DNR to develop their county-wide DRRP.

 

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