PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering $9 million in grants to help coastal communities deal with extreme weather, changing ocean conditions and climate hazards.
The NOAA National Ocean Service is providing $5 million through its Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program and NOAA Fisheries is providing the rest through the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: 80,000 Without Power After Blustery Storms Sweep Through Metro
NOAA National Ocean Service assistant administrator Holly Bamford says the grants will support local efforts to strengthen coast ecosystems. She says they will also encourage new ways to mitigate “the threats of severe weather, climate change and changing ocean conditions.”READ MORE: Judge To Decide On Evidence Allowed At Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
The grants are competitive. Proposals for the National Ocean Service grants are due July 24. Proposals for the NOAA Fisheries grants are due by July 2.MORE NEWS: What Is The Key To A Long Life?
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