Coastal Zone Enhancement Program

Type: 
Climate Programs
Organization: 
NOAA
Description: 

Improvements to state and territory coastal management programs are encouraged through this program. The focus is on nine enhancement areas: wetlands, coastal hazards, public access, marine debris, cumulative and secondary impacts, special area management plans, ocean and Great Lakes resources, energy and government facility siting, and aquaculture. The program was established in 1990 under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Every five years, states and territories review their programs to identify priority needs and opportunities for improvement. The programs then work with NOAA to develop multi-year improvement strategies that focus on one or more of the priority enhancement goals.

Category: 
Land, Coastal
Funding Amount: 
Varies
Matching Funds: 
Unknown
Eligibility: 
See website for details
Contact Information: 
John R. King, (301) 71303155 x 188, john.king@noaa.gov
Status/Type: 
Program
Science
Grant