The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established both the PROTECT Formula and Discretionary Grant Programs. The PROTECT Discretionary Grants Program funds projects on a competitive basis that address the climate crisis by … Read more
The Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants program prioritizes habitat restoration actions that rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of threatened and endangered species, use natural infrastructure to reduce damage from flooding and storms, promote resilient ecosystems and communities, and yield socioeconomic benefits.
Eligible projects are ones that have the greatest potential to provide holistic benefits through habitat-based approaches that strengthen both the ecosystem and community resilience.
Projects can include: restoring marine, estuarine, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems; rebuilding sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery of threatened and endangered species; protecting the safety and well-being of coastal communities by using natural infrastructure to reduce damage from flooding and storms; supporting benefits that healthy habitats provide, such as clean drinking water and industries like boating, fishing, and tourism.
Eligible recipients are institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for-profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local and tribal governments.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
In FY 22, $85 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is available for this program. Projects will range from $1 to $15 million over the award period.
Cost Share Requirements
There are no cost share requirements.
- Applications open in summer (August for FY24)
- Applications close in fall (November for FY24)
The Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants program is part of the Community-Based Habitat Restoration grant program.