Coastal Zone Management Implementation


Support Agency:

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Program Contact:

Maryland DNR Chesapeake and Coastal Program

Chesapeake & Coastal Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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Maryland receives funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to implement its Coastal Zone Management Program. This State program is part of a national effort to protect, restore and responsibly develop the nation’s important and diverse coastal communities and resources. Section 309 program enhancement grant for which no match is required. These competitive grants that are awarded once a year focus on code and ordinance changes at the county and municipal level to protect and restore coastal communities property, shorelines, habitat and water quality.

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Available Funding:

$2.5 million

Funding Range:

18-month grants range from $4.5 to $4.7 million which includes both federal funds and non-federal match

Restoration Activity:

NOAA funds are available to support projects such as coastal wetlands management and protection; natural hazards management; public access improvements; reduction of marine debris; assessment of the impacts of coastal growth and development; special areas management planning; regional management issues; and demonstration projects with the potential to improve coastal zone management.


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