Low-Cost Construction and Land Acquisition Projects (306A)
Applying for a Coastal Incentive Grant
Coastal Incentive Grant Request for Proposals and Workshops
The 2018-2019 Cycle 21 CIG Request for Proposals and Application Instructions will be available in September 2017.
Cycle 20 (2017-2018) CIG Workshops were held in October 2016 in Brunswick, Jesup, and Savannah. Please click here to view the presentation as a pdf, or click here to view the recording of the Brunswick workshop.
Coastal Incentive Grant Application Materials
Cycle 21 CIG Application Materials: - Coming in September 2017!
Pre-Application Review Process
The 2018-2019FY Cycle 21 Coastal Incentive Grant opportunity will involve a competitive pre-application process followed by an invitation only competitive full application process. Pre-applications will be due in early December 2017. Following the submittal of the pre-application, the Pre-Application Review Team will review and competitively rank the pre-applications based on 1) applicability to the Georgia Coastal Management Program, 2) a demonstrated Coastal Need, 3) clear Project Goals, 4) Budget Soundness, and 5) an applicant’s Past Performance.
In early January 2018, the Grants Coordinator will provide all applicants with either an invitation to submit a full application or a pre-application denial letter. Either letter will also provide Pre-Application Review Team feedback to the applicant with information that may improve their full application or future resubmittal opportunity.
Full Application Review Process
Upon invitation, full applications will be due in mid-February 2018. Full applications are also competitive and will be reviewed, scored and ranked by the CIG Technical Review Committee. The 5-member CIG Technical Review Committee has representatives from coastal resource management, the scientific/research community, local government, non-governmental organizations, and citizens-at-large. All applications are scored based on the applicable Project Evaluation Criteria for Research or Non-Research applications.
Applicants will be notified by the Grants Coordinator in early April 2018 if they are preliminarily chosen for funding. Funding will be dependent upon NOAA approval in July/August 2018 for project terms of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.
Applications to support low-cost construction projects that provide access to coastal natural resources, or for acquisition of real property are accepted under the Coastal Incentive Grant program. NOAA is currently revising 306A Guidance and Checklist documentation. More information will be provided as documents are approved. Applications for low-cost constructiion or land acquisition projects require a site visit by DNR staff prior to submission of the full application. Additional requirements to the standard CIG Application for low-cost construction and land acquisition projects are as follows:
Questions related to the CIG Program and/or application process should be directed to:
Stefanie M. Nagid