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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 solicitation period for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 Coastal Zone grants is currently closed. The next FFY 2022 Coastal Zone grant application period is anticipated to open on August 30, 2021 until 4PM October 18, 2021. To apply for a Coastal Zone grant during an open solicitation period, visit the online eGrants application webpage.

Coastal Zone Grant Application Materials: (redirects to DEP eLibrary)

  • Instruction Guide
  • Checklist

Coastal Zone Grant Administration Materials: (redirects to DEP eLibrary)

  • Administration Guide
  • Subcontractor Information Form
  • Program Project Accomplishments Form

Previously Funded Projects

View listings of awarded Coastal Zone grants since 2011 below. The PDF documents provide information on grantee, amount, and a brief summary of the project.