Funding Database

Find funding for building community and ecosystem resilience to the impacts of flooding, heat waves and other climate impacts. Some opportunities include technical assistance. To narrow down the list, use the check boxes and then click the "Apply" button located below the list of options.

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National Coastal Resilience Fund

Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Type Funding > Grant
Funder National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Award $100,000 to $10,000,000
Opens 2/22/2025*
Closes 4/10/2025* (pre-proposal),
7/2/2025* (full proposal)
(*) - Estimated date; date will be updated when the next notice of funding opportunity is announced.

This National Fish and Wildlife Foundation program invests in projects that restore, increase and strengthen natural infrastructure. The goal is to protect coastal communities while enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife. Eligible projects restore or expand natural features that minimize the impacts of storms on communities and ecosystems.

NC Resilient Coastal Communities Program

Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Type Technical Assistance; Funding > Grant
Funder NC Department of Environmental Quality
Award Varies
Opens Varies
Closes Varies

This NC Department of Environmental Quality program addresses barriers to coastal resilience at the local level. The program helps communities identify vulnerabilities and “shovel-ready” projects to address them, and links communities to funding and technical assistance.

North Carolina Land and Water Fund: Acquisition Program

Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Type Funding > Grant; Property Acquisition
Funder NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Award Varies
Opens January of each year
Closes March 1 of each year

This NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources program provides funding for purchasing property. The program encourages land acquisitions that enhance or restore degraded surface water or streambanks. Applicants can also purchase land to build greenways, buffer military operations, preserve biodiversity and protect lands with historical significance.

North Carolina Land and Water Fund: Donation Mini-Grant Program

Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Type Funding > Grant
Funder NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Award Up to $50,000
Opens Rolling
Closes Several times per year

This NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources program provides funding for costs associated with the donation of property with irrevocable ownership rights. Funding can also support the donation of property as a permanent conservation agreement. Eligible costs include transaction, property management and stewardship associated with the donation of property.

North Carolina Land and Water Fund: Innovative Stormwater Program

Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Type Funding > Grant
Funder NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Award Varies
Opens January of each year
Closes March 1 of each year

This NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources program encourages innovative stormwater projects that protect and improve the quality of water in the state.

North Carolina Land and Water Fund: Planning Program

Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Type Funding > Grant
Funder NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Award Varies
Opens January of each year
Closes March 1 of each year

This NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources program funds planning projects that aim to reduce surface water pollution. Funded projects include watershed and river corridor plans. Plans should aim to identify and prioritize restoration opportunities or land parcels for conservation. Monitoring plans are also eligible.

North Carolina Land and Water Fund: Restoration Program

Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Type Funding > Grant
Funder NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Award Varies
Opens January of each year
Closes March 1 of each year

This NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources program funds stream restoration, stream enhancement and streambank stabilization projects.

NRCS-EQIP Water Resources Development Grant: Stream Restoration Projects

Funding Opportunity
Opportunity Type Funding > Grant
Funder US Department of Agriculture and NC Department of Environmental Quality
Award Varies
Opens 1/1/2024
Closes 6/30/2024

This NC Department of Environmental Quality program provides cost-share grants to local governments and their co-applicants for stream restoration projects. Projects must occur on agricultural lands approved for cost share funding by the US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (NRCS-EQIP).