Community-based Restoration Program (CRP)

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Annual funding to support restoration of the nationals coastal habitats in support of trust resources


  • Funds are allocated through appropriates to the Habitat Conservation budget within the National Marine Fisheries Service, as appropriated by Subcommittees for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.
  • Funding has been level for perhaps a decade.
  • CRP Awards consider social and economic benefits to affected communities and coastal resilience.
  • The community-based program infrastructure was used to allocate funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
  • Appropriations also fund NOAA Restoration Center technical assistance and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment capabilities