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Media Advisory



Secretary Jewell to Announce Coastal Resilience Grants for Local Communities to Protect Atlantic Coast Residents from Future Storms



06/13/2014


Contacts: Jessica Kershaw (DOI), Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov

Queens, N.Y. – On Monday, June 16, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will announce more than $100 million in competitive matching grants under the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Grant Program, helping to deliver on the President’s Climate Action Plan to provide better protection for Atlantic coast communities from future major storms.

Unveiled last October, the investments will support local efforts to stabilize beaches, restore wetlands, improve the hydrology of coastal areas, improve infrastructure and assist local planning for storms. Projects under the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Competitive Grant Program will also provide an economic boost, creating hundreds of jobs in local communities. Many of the projects will place special emphasis on engaging and employing youth and veterans.

The teleconference is open to credentialed media representatives by calling 1-888-603-8919 and entering passcode: INTERIOR.

WHO:  
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Michael Campbell, Board of Directors, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society
 
WHAT:
Conference Call to Announce Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Grants
 
WHEN:
Monday, June 16, 2014
11:30 am EDT
 
MEDIA: 
Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by calling 1-888-603-8919 and entering passcode: INTERIOR

RSVP:  
Credentialed members of the media interested in covering the event are encouraged to RSVP HERE by June 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. EDT