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Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration

Investing in Habitat

NOAA’s Restoration Center recognizes that habitat protection and restoration are essential elements of a strategy for sustainable commercial and recreational fisheries. To that end, the Community-based Restoration Program is currently soliciting applications for restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to foster species recovery and increase fish production. The funding opportunity will focus on projects that will aid in recovering Endangered Species Act-listed species and rebuilding sustainable fish populations or their prey.

We are soliciting coastal habitat restoration projects that will:

  • contribute to the recovery, conservation, and resilience of protected species such as salmon and coral
  • sustain fish stocks managed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and their prey
  • restore coastal ecosystems and improve coastal resiliency.

Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Funding at a Glance

  • Projects will primarily be funded through cooperative agreements.
  • Up to $9 million will be available for selected projects.
  • We will accept proposals that range from $100,000 to $5 million over a one- to three-year project period.

Important Funding Notices