Funding Available for R.I. Habitat Restoration Projects

The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council is currently seeking pre-proposals for habitat restoration project funding through its R.I. Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Program and Trust Fund.

The Rhode Island General Assembly established the Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Program to facilitate design, planning, construction, and monitoring of coastal and estuarine restoration projects by providing grants and technical assistance.

The program is administered by the CRMC with support from the Fund’s Technical Advisory Committee.

Proposed projects must be located within Rhode Island. Priority will be placed on those projects that seek to enhance coastal habitats’ resiliency to climate change and sea level rise; for example, projects that remove barriers to future wetland migration with sea level rise or that enhance shoreline vegetation where habitat is threatened by increased coastal erosion, reported the CRMC.

Deadline for sending project pre-proposals is November 17, 2017.

 

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