Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Partners: National Association of Counties Research Foundation and the Coastal States Organization.

This 3-year NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant will leverage the network of technical experts shared across organization memberships to improve communication between coastal management professionals and local elected officials. The program will also provide training resources designed to assist local leaders with accessing information, integrating identified recommendations and strategies into their planning processes, and implementing strategies and policies that will result in more resilient coastal county and state economies, safer communities and better stewardship of natural assets.