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Coastal Grants

Otter Rock seals and kelpThe Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) offers grant programs specific to Oregon's coastal zone. These grant programs may be provided through a variety of federal sources and offer funding for a range of projects from habitat acquisition and restoration for coastal resiliency to technical assistance to local communities and tribes for land use planning support.

DLCD provides additional grant opportunities to empower local and tribal governments to improve planning, begin implementing recent housing bills, and plan for streets and land to lead to more livable, sustainable, and economically vital communities. For a list of these grants please visit DLCD's Community Grants page.

Please see the list of OCMP current funding opportunities below. As additional funding opportunities open this site will be updated with new information.

Coastal Zone Management Habitat Protection & Restoration Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Program

The Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) at Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is pleased to announce a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) funding opportunity designed to build a Climate Ready Nation under the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)) and available only through coastal management programs. The objective of this initiative is to increase resilience through landscape-scale habitat restoration and conservation in coastal ecosystems nationwide and promote coastal resilience in underserved coastal communities as well as those most vulnerable to climate impacts.

These funds will be awarded through a competitive process to support coastal habitat restoration and conservation. The restoration and conservation of ecologically significant ecosystems such as wetlands, headlands, and natural shoreline will help reduce the impacts of coastal hazards, including flooding and climate change, to property, infrastructure and cultural resources, and at the same time provide economic and social benefits to coastal communities.

Funding for this initiative is expected to be at least $207 million over 5 years for Coastal Zone Management Programs.

Next Funding Solicitation is anticipated to be announced in May 2023. Watch for updates to this page and send your contact information to to receive solicitation notifications.

Project Types Funded

There are three categories of "shovel-ready" projects that are eligible. Projects should be designed, when possible, to meet multiple objectives within the project category.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • are shovel ready- permits 90-100% completed
  • provide for engineering and design needs, if not already completed
  • reflect coastal habitat restoration priority areas identified in CELCP plan, state and/or regional plans
  • restore important habitats and connected ecosystem functions/species
  • restore hydrologic connections between habitats that improve ecosystem function
  • enhance or restore important ecosystem services that support coastal communities, vulnerable populations or cultural resources (i.e., coastal flood protection, extreme weather resilience, water quality and quantity, food safety security, chronic coastal erosion, etc.​)
  • include a long-term plan for monitoring specific criteria relevant to achieve project objectives

  • Habitat restoration planning, engineering, and design projects will be evaluated using the same criteria as noted for habitat restoration projects
  • Habitat restoration planning activities do not have to support the implementation of a specific infrastructure project, but applicants should demonstrate how these efforts will support or catalyze subsequent on-the-ground restoration

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • show significant ecological value
  • establish a demonstrated need for protection
  • can be effectively managed and protected
  • protect properties under an imminent threat of conversion to a use that will degrade or diminish their natural, undeveloped, or recreational state
  • serve to mitigate the adverse impacts caused by coastal population growth in the coastal environment
  • reflect that the land conservation project goals are identified in CELCP and/or other regional or statewide conservation plans
  • have a high level of project readiness

Project Priorities

  • Restoration and Conservation goals and outcomes
  • Promotes Climate Resilience
  • Advances Equity and Inclusion principles

Project Eligibility

All restoration and restoration planning projects must be conducted on land owned/controlled by a non-Federal, public entity (includes Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments). All acquisition projects must have final ownership of fee-lands or conservation easements held by a non-Federal public entity (includes Federally recognized Tribal Governments).

Project Location

Projects must be located within the OCMP Coastal Zone (to see a map of the coastal zone visit

Project Funding

Each project can request a maximum of $6 million for project costs. Match is not required, but cost sharing is an important element considered in the evaluation criteria.

Project Implementation Timeline

Projects of any type must generally be completed in less than 3 years of the start date of the award (can include an additional year for restoration monitoring).

General Grant Application Process

As the lead agency of the OCMP, DLCD acts as the main applicant to NOAA for these applications. NOAA invites all coastal state management programs to submit up to a total of 3 Letters of Intent for each funding cycle. From the submitted LOI's, NOAA invites certain projects to submit a full application.

DLCD and OCMP will have interested partners participate in a mandatory 'Pre-Application Consultation Meeting' and submit LOI's to DLCD. DLCD will then choose the 3 top ranked projects to submit to NOAA for consideration. Detailed information is included in the Grant Guidelines & Application Resources section below.

As more information becomes available it will be posted to this website. Watch for updates to this page and send your contact information to to receive solicitation notifications.

Pre-Application Consultation Meeting with DLCD Requirement

Anyone considering applying to DLCD/OCMP with a Letter of Intent must schedule a pre-application consultation meeting with DLCD staff prior to submitting LOI. An announcement to schedule these meetings will be posted soon.

Grant Guidelines & Application Resources

Below is a selection of resources, forms, and templates regarding this funding opportunity.


Lisa Phipps
Oregon Coastal Management Program Manager
Phone: 503-812-5448

Claire Fiegener
Coastal Public Access Coordinator
Phone: 971-301-3512