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Webinar Sept. 23 on New Resilience Grants

Twenty counties are covered by the Coastal Area Management Act. Map: Division of Coastal Management

A free, interactive webinar on the new N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 23.

The webinar is intended for consultants, regional governments, colleges and universities and nongovernmental organizations that have an interest in receiving and submitting a response to the program’s 2020 Phase 1 and 2 request for qualifications.

The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management is hosting the presentation by webinar on phases 1 and 2.  An open discussion is planned to solicit feedback from participants to inform the final stages of program development.

The phases of the program include the following:

  1. Community engagement and risk and vulnerability assessment.
  2. Planning, project selection and prioritization.
  3. Engineering and design.
  4. Implementation.

Additional information on the N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program, including presentations from the August webinars, can be found on the program website. Register.

The N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program aims to facilitate a community-driven process for setting coastal resilience goals, assessing existing and needed local capacity, and identifying and prioritizing projects to enhance community resilience to coastal hazards, according to the division. Participating communities will walk through a framework leading to the development of “shovel-ready” projects.

Local governments throughout the 20 coastal counties will be eligible to apply for direct technical assistance to complete a community engagement process, risk and vulnerability assessment, and develop a resilience project portfolio.

For additional details about the upcoming webinar or the N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program, contact Samantha Burdick at Samantha.Burdick@ncdenr.gov

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