NOAA’s Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
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  • Participants will receive updates on NOAA’s perspective on resilience and outlook for federal funding.

  • Participants will learn about Sea Grant’s involvement in recent projects within the domain of coastal community hazards resilience, including NOAA RCRG-awarded projects.

  • Participants will begin to think about Sea Grant’s niche and best practices for leveraging and partnerships that enhance coastal community resilience.

  • Participants will initiate a continuous dialogue and information sharing among teams working on resilience focused projects.

  • Participants will learn how local municipalities have benefited from the work conducted through the NOAA RCRG.

Five coastal communities will share examples and expertise from projects aimed at development of Community Resilience.  Attendees will learn about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Regional Coastal Resilience Grant (RCRG) Program through these five funded projects supported by Sea Grant College Programs across the country.  

These NOAA grants are being used to fund projects that are helping coastal communities prepare for and recover from extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. The focus is on comprehensive regional approaches that use science-based solutions and rely on collaborative partnerships to ensure success.

Sea Grant College Programs are uniquely skilled and positioned to meet our coastal communities’ needs in understanding and addressing vulnerabilities to coastal hazards and climate change.

This session explores pathways for cooperation and leveraging among state Sea Grant programs in Hawai‘i, Washington state, South Carolina, Virginia and Gulf-states with federal, state, university, and local partners on projects focused on building community resilience to natural and climate-related hazards. The session provides an opportunity for discussion among the panelists and participants to learn about their experiences in order to help identify best practices for leveraging resources and partnerships within the domain of coastal hazards and climate change resilience.


Elizabeth Fly , SC Sea Grant Consortium , Charleston , SC (see bio)
Tracie Sempier , Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium , Ocean Springs , MS
Michelle Covi , ODU , Norfolk , VA (see bio)
Nicole Faghin , Washington Sea Grant , Seattle , WA (see bio)
Matthew Gonser , AICP , City and County of Honolulu, Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resili , Honolulu , HI (see bio)
Jeff Payne , North Charleston , SC (see bio)