Georgia DNR Receives NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant
- Business & Finance
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.