Tag Archives | funding & assistance

New Funding Opportunity: Community Resilience Innovation Challenge

Just learned about FEMA’s Community Resilience Innovation Challenge. The quick details (from the program website): 2012 CHALLENGE FUNDING Selected projects will be funded up to a maximum of $35,000. No financial match is required. Funds will be paid directly to the selected project agency, institution, business entity, association, organization, or group. Funds will be paid […]

Funding Opportunity: New England Municipal Coastal Resilience Initiative

This just in from Adrianne Harrison and Julia Knisel: New England Municipal Coastal Resilience Initiative The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment (GOMC) and the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) will provide up to $150,000 to coastal municipalities located in New England to advance their efforts to adapt land use, infrastructure, policies, and […]

Even With Money and Permits, Beach Nourishment Isn’t Always Possible

Interesting report from the Pilot Online about how the City of Virginia Beach has money it’s trying to give to the Army Corps of Engineers for a beach nourishment project—enough to pay for the whole nourishment—but the Corps (for legal reasons) can’t accept it. If your community is considering a nourishment project, this short article […]

NOAA Climate Program Office Funding Climate Adaptation Projects (LOI Due 26 July)

New NOAA funding opportunity (via Christa Rabenold): Climate and Societal Interactions Program The Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) Program provides leadership, both nationally and internationally, in developing interdisciplinary science and services, including assessments, for application in climate-sensitive sectors and regions. U.S. and internationally focused activities are housed within the same framework to facilitate cross-program community […]

EPA and NOAA Combine Forces to Protect Coastal People and Ecosystems

John Bowie just shared this good news over on StormSmart Connect: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have announced a joint agreement that will protect the safety, health, and property of people living in or visiting coastal communities around the nation. The two agencies will partner with local […]

Need Funding for Park Acquisition and Renovation?

From the latest edition of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management’s CZ-mail: Parks and Conservation Land Grants – EEA’s Division of Conservation Services is seeking applications for the fiscal year 2012 Parkland Acquisition and Renovation for Communities (PARC) and the Local Acquisition for Natural Diversity (LAND) programs. PARC grants assist communities with the acquisition […]

Great New Publication on Elevating Existing Homes

We all know that the best way to keep buildings out of flood waters is to keep them out of areas that flood. The reality for most communities, though, is that homes and other structures are already in areas that flood. What to do then? There are many options, of course. You could somehow acquire […]

Winthrop Struggles with Failing Seawall

The Boston Globe reports on the continuing struggle Winthrop has with its aging and failing seawall along Winthrop Beach. While funding has been secured to rebuild the beach, concerns over the effects of gathering sediment from off-shore has stymied that approach, and the alternative—trucking sand in—would mean a huge influx of traffic (an estimated 33,000 […]

What Has the OCRM Done for You Lately?

Heard of NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), but not quite sure what they’re all about? Have a look at their new site The OCRM in Your State, and use some fancy GIS’esq tools to navigate around the country and your state. The OCRM in Your State

An Argument for Not Returning to Normal [Editorial]

An interesting editorial by Global Ethics professor Tom Sorell on why our natural post-disaster instinct to return things to normal is so often exactly the wrong response, and why we instead ought to work to “usher in discontinuity.” The problem with returning to “normal” is obvious: we’re often returning to the same conditions that put […]