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Coastal Zone Grants

CRM receives an annual grant award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This award provides for a portion of the funds to be used for eligible projects that address one or more of the priority areas of the CRM program. Applications are evaluated and awarded through a competitive process. The funds are distributed through sub-grant awards to state and local government agencies as well as nonprofit groups located in or having facilities in the Delaware Estuary or Lake Erie Coastal Zones. Eligible projects are reviewed by program staff, two local Coastal Zone Advisory Committees, and the State Coastal Zone Advisory Committee and are evaluated based on criteria outlined in the Grant Application Instruction Guide available for download here and below.

The program will be accepting applications beginning August 13, 2018, for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Coastal Zone grants. Applications must be received no later than 4PM on October 15, 2018.

To apply, link to the online eGrants application webpage.

Downloadable Materials:

Coastal Zone Grant Application Materials:

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Grant Application Instruction Guide (PDF)
Grant Application Instruction Guide (WORD)
0410-BK-DEP4644 Rev. 8/2018
Grant Administration Checklist (PDF)
0410-FM-CCO0008 Rev. 7/2018

Coastal Zone Grant Administration Materials:

Coastal Zone Grant Administration Guide (PDF)
0410-BK-DEP4643 Rev. 7/2018 Checklist
Request for Payment Form (PDF)
Request for Payment Form (WORD)
0410-FM-CCO0011 Rev. 8/2016
Sample Request for Payment Form (PDF)
0410-FM-CCO0011 Rev. 6/2018 Form Sample
Subcontractor Information Form (PDF)
Subcontractor Information Form (WORD)
0410-FM-CCO0009 Rev. 8/2016
Project Accomplishments Form (PDF)
Project Accomplishments Form (WORD)
0410-FM-CCO0010 Rev. 7/2018

Previously Funded Projects

Click on a link below to access a listing of annual Coastal Zone grants:

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) Grants

NOAA provides matching funds to state and local governments to purchase threatened coastal and estuarine lands or obtain conservation easements. To be considered, the land must be important ecologically or possess other coastal conservation values, such as historic features, scenic views, or recreational opportunities.

For more information, visit the NOAA's CELCP website.

Downloadable Materials:

Pennsylvania's CELCP Plan (PDF)