Tag Archives | funding & assistance

New Funding Opportunity: Community Resilience Innovation Challenge

Just learned about FEMA’s Community Resilience Innovation Challenge. The quick details (from the program website): 2012 CHALLENGE FUNDING Selected projects will be funded up to a maximum of $35,000. No financial match is required. Funds will be paid directly to the selected project agency, institution, business entity, association, organization, or group. Funds will be paid […]

EPA Announces $3 Million in Grants to Improve Health of Gulf

A new Gulf-Based funding announcement in from the EPA: Gulf of Mexico Regional Partnerships Request for Proposals (RFP) 2011 On, August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the release of the Gulf of Mexico Regional Partnerships RFP 2011. The RFP is posted on the Gulf of Mexico Program’s website at: http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/, and at: […]

Even With Money and Permits, Beach Nourishment Isn’t Always Possible

Interesting report from the Pilot Online about how the City of Virginia Beach has money it’s trying to give to the Army Corps of Engineers for a beach nourishment project—enough to pay for the whole nourishment—but the Corps (for legal reasons) can’t accept it. If your community is considering a nourishment project, this short article […]

NOAA Climate Program Office Funding Climate Adaptation Projects (LOI Due 26 July)

New NOAA funding opportunity (via Christa Rabenold): Climate and Societal Interactions Program The Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) Program provides leadership, both nationally and internationally, in developing interdisciplinary science and services, including assessments, for application in climate-sensitive sectors and regions. U.S. and internationally focused activities are housed within the same framework to facilitate cross-program community […]

EPA and NOAA Combine Forces to Protect Coastal People and Ecosystems

John Bowie just shared this good news over on StormSmart Connect: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have announced a joint agreement that will protect the safety, health, and property of people living in or visiting coastal communities around the nation. The two agencies will partner with local […]

Great New Publication on Elevating Existing Homes [UPDATED]

We all know that the best way to keep buildings out of flood waters is to keep them out of areas that flood. The reality for most communities, though, is that homes and other structures are already in areas that flood. What to do then? There are many options, of course. You could somehow acquire […]

What Has the OCRM Done for You Lately?

Heard of NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), but not quite sure what they’re all about? Have a look at their new site The OCRM in Your State, and use some fancy GIS’esq tools to navigate around the country and your state. The OCRM in Your State

New Funding Opportunity from Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Programs

This notice on a new funding opportunity just in from our good friends at the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. The Gulf of Mexico regional Sea Grant programs and their partners (Ocean Research Priorities Plan, NOAA Coastal Storms Program, NOAA Coastal Services Center, and the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program) are pleased to announce a multi-disciplinary […]

New Details on the $500 Million BP Independent Research Initiative

A new press release yesterday from BP, outlining how the committed $500 million will be distributed (here in its entirety): BP and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announce Implementation of BP’s $500 Million Independent Research Initiative HOUSTON – BP and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance today announced plans for the implementation of BP’s $500 million […]

An Argument for Not Returning to Normal [Editorial]

An interesting editorial by Global Ethics professor Tom Sorell on why our natural post-disaster instinct to return things to normal is so often exactly the wrong response, and why we instead ought to work to “usher in discontinuity.” The problem with returning to “normal” is obvious: we’re often returning to the same conditions that put […]