"Supporting Resilient Coastal Communities in a Changing Climate" Competition


DEadline oassed as of OCtober 24, 2016. Deadline for 2017 unknown.The Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program addresses the needs of decision-makers dealing with pressing climate-related issues in coastal and marine environments. The program is designed to support interdisciplinary teams of researchers in the development and transition of climate-related research and information to advance decision-making in coastal communities and coastal and marine ecosystems. For the FY17 competition, we define “coastal communities” as one or more coastal counties, cities, towns, neighborhoods, tribes, etc. Tribes or indigenous communities do not need to be federally recognized in order to be eligible for this funding opportunity. Outcomes of COCA projects inform the response and coping capacity of decision-making and management communities to climate variability and change.

climate resources, climate education, research, coastal resource management, sustainability, restoration
Funding Amount: 
COCA intends to support projects up to $300,000 for up to two years.
Matching Funds: 
Cost, leveraging, and in-kind sharing of resources is encouraged and should be reported within the proposal.


All tribes, including non-federally recognized.