North Carolina DEQ to issue $10M for coastal storm damage recovery

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources is accepting applications for coastal storm recovery projects such as ocean beach renourishment or artificial dunes.

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The coastal storm recovery fund is funded by the N.C. General Assembly through Session Law 2023-134, which allocated $10 million to the DWR Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund.

According to General Statute 143-215.73M and 15A NCAC 01T.0300, funding may only be used for costs associated with beach nourishment, artificial dunes and other projects designed to mitigate or remediate coastal storm damage to ocean beaches and dune systems of the state.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. March 8.

“All applications will be evaluated to determine if the proposed beach nourishment or dune project meets the minimum requirements,” said the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.