NFWF seeks contractor to evaluate Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Program

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces a new effort to measure effects and benefits of projects across the Atlantic Coast.

Last edited 09/05/2019

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced it is seeking a contractor to determine the ecological and community benefits associated with investments made with Hurricane Sandy funding. The intent of the contract is to analyze ecological and socio-economic metrics developed by the Department of the Interior and others to measure the effects of 167 combined DOI and NFWF projects designed to enhance resilience of engineered and ecological coastal systems.

Among the 167 projects, 54 are supported through the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program, which provides $100 million in DOI Hurricane Sandy funds and more than $2.7 million in private funding leveraged by NFWF. Projects funded through the program are designed to reduce communities’ vulnerability to the growing risks from climate-related threats by strengthening natural ecosystems in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Overall, DOI is investing $787 million for Hurricane Sandy recovery to clean up and repair damaged national parks and wildlife refuges; restore and strengthen coastal marshes, wetlands and shoreline; connect and open waterways to increase fish passage and improve flood resilience; and bolster local efforts to protect communities from future storms. The Department is also working to measure the impact of these projects through the DOI Hurricane Sandy Project Metrics Report.

Deadline for RFQ submissions is Feb. 5, 2016.

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