Coastal Resilience & Trees Fund opens 2024 grant round

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation and Wetlands Watch have partnered to offer grant resources through the Coastal Resilience and Trees Fund. Now in its second year, the fund provides grants for projects that seek to achieve increased resilience to flooding, sea level rise, climate change, and extreme weather events in Virginia’s coastal communities. The primary goal of the fund is to support implementation of resilient practices and enhance the ability of entities to plan for future implementation of resiliency projects within the coastal zone.

There is $135,000 available in total for the 2024 grant round. No match is required for grants awarded in this program, and awardees can request the full grant award upfront in order to accommodate applicants that require startup funds for the project. Applications for the 2024 grant cycle are due no later than 11:59 p.m., April 5, 2024. 

Project proposals will be accepted in three categories: Capacity Building, Natural and Nature Based Infrastructure, and Stewardship. Projects can be on either private or publicly owned land; projects that are publicly accessible will be prioritized. Projects can vary widely in both their size and funding needs. This fund is intended to provide resources for projects that may not be eligible under other grants. 

Funding is available to a wide range of organizations and private citizens. Eligible projects are those located in the Coastal Zone, as defined by the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program. The Coastal Resilience and Trees Fund grant manual, full program timeline, details on applicant eligibility, grant application materials, and more can be viewed at

Please direct any questions to Wetlands Watch staff via email at

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