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Delaware Database for Funding Resilient Communities

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Using the Database
Guide for using the online database for identifiying funding assistance for community resiliency projects

The Institute for Public Administration (IPA) at the University of Delaware, with support from Delaware Coastal Programs, conducted an extensive search of financial assistance programs that support the implementation of resiliency-building plans and projects in Delaware and compiled the findings into an accessible and intuitive online searchable database.

While planning and technical assistance programs were identified and included, IPA’s search prioritized financial assistance programs that support the implementation of high-cost activities such as infrastructure improvements, facility retrofitting, construction, and land acquisition.

For additional information, review the database fact sheet or watch the video tutorial.

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Agricultural Loan Program<p dir="ltr">Energy conservation</p><p>​Loans</p><p dir="ltr">Maximum of $400,000 per producer.</p>agricultural-loan-program
Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Partnership<p>​Infrastructure upgrades </p><p>​Loans, grants</p><p>​Unspecified</p>clean-water-drinking-water-state-revolving-fund
Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grant Program<p>​Wetland protection, habitat restoration, species protection</p><p>​Grants requiring a 33% match</p><p>​$200,000-$2,000,000, with most projects falling in the range of $500,000-$1,000,000</p>coastal-ecosystem-resiliency-grant-program
Coastal Program<p>​Planning, habitat restoration, vulnerability assessment, species protection, wetland protection</p><p>​Grants</p><p>​$5,000 to $50,000</p>coastal-program
Coastal Zone Management Project of Special Merit Competition<p>​Disaster preparedness, property acquisition/easements, habitat restoration</p><p>​Grants</p><p>Maximum amount of funding that may be requested for each project is 1.5 Million. <br></p>coastal-zone-management-project-of-special-merit
Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Project<p>​Habitat restoration, species protection, wetland protection</p><p>​Grants</p><p>$100,000-$10,000,000, with most projects falling within the range of $500,000-$5,000,000​</p>coastal-marine-habitat-restoration-project
Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program<p>​Infrastructure upgrades, disaster preparedness, planning</p><p>​Grants, loans</p><p>​Unspecified </p>community-facilities-direct-loan-grant-program
Community Rating System<p>​Disaster preparedness, planning, education</p><p>​Insurance, technical assistance</p><p>​Discounts range between 5% and 45%, depending on the number and extent of FEMA-identified floodplain management activities instituted by the community. </p>community-rating-system
Community-Based Marine Debris Removal Grant Program<p>​Habitat restoration, species protection, wetland protection</p><p>​Grants</p><p>​$50,000-$150,000</p>community-based-marine-debris-removal-grant
Conservation Finance Services<p>Planning, political aid (drafting of legislation and ballot measures promoting land conservation, and planning get-out-the-vote campaigns) </p><p>​Technical assistance</p><p>N/A</p>conservation-finance-services
Delaware Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network<p>​Emergency aid</p><p>​Mutual aid, technical assistance </p><p>​Unspecified</p>de-water-wastewater-agency-response-network
Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program<p>​​​Renewable energy, infrastructure upgrades, energy conservation​​</p><p>​Loans</p><p>​Loan guarantees can finance 100% of construction costs. Generally, repayment may not exceed the useful life of the facility being financed, with a maximum repayment schedule of 35 years. For loan guarantees and Treasury rate loans, interest rates are fixed at the time of each advance, based on rates established daily by the United States Treasury plus 0.125%. For hardship loans, interest rates are fixed at a rate of 5% for up to 35 years.</p>electric-infrastructure-loan-and-loan-guarantee
Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant Program<p>​Disaster preparedness, disaster recovery, habitat restoration, emergency aid, infrastructure upgrades</p><p>Grants</p><p dir="ltr">Up to $150,000 for water transmission line grants for construction of waterline extensions, repairs to existing water distribution lines, and related maintenance necessary to replenish water supply.</p><p>Up to $500,000 for water source grants for the construction of a new water source, intake and/or treatment facility</p>emergency-community-water-assistance-grant
Emergency Conservation Program<p>​Disaster recovery, emergency aid, stormwater management</p><p>​Grants requiring a 25% match, technical assistance</p><p>​Up to $200,000 </p>emergency-conservation-program
Emergency Loans<p>​Disaster recovery, infrastructure upgrades, emergency aid</p><p>​Loans</p><p>​Up to $500,000</p>usda-emergency-loans
Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG)<p>​A system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States from all hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness. Eligible activities include planning, operations, equipment acquisitions, training, exercises, construction and renovation.<br></p><p>​Grant<br></p><p>​A total of $350,100,000 has been granted for EMPG projects, equal match required<br></p>emergency-management-performance-grant-program
Emergency Watershed Protection Program<p></p><p dir="ltr">Disaster recovery, disaster preparedness, storm-proofing retrofits, infrastructure upgrades, wetland protection, stormwater management, property acquisitions/easements</p><p>​Grants requiring a 25% match, technical assistance</p><p>In 2015, $84,000,000 in funding was awarded to 150 projects in thirteen states. ​</p>emergency-watershed-protection-program
Energy Assessment Program<p>​Renewable energy, infrastructure upgrades, vulnerability assessment, energy conservation</p><p>​Technical assistance<br></p><p>​For non-profit/government agencies the SEU covers 90% of the audit cost. This can range from $400 if annual utility bills are under $60,000 per year and $800 if they are over $60,000 per year.</p>energy-assessment-program
Environmental Literacy Grants<p>​Education</p><p>​Grants</p><p>​$250,000-$500,000</p>environmental-literacy-grant
Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance<p>​Habitat restoration, species protection</p><p>​Grants, technical assistance</p><p>​$1,000 to $750,000, with an average funding amount of $75,000</p>fish-and-wildlife-management-assistance
Five Stars and Urban Waters Restoration Program<p>​Habitat restoration, wildlife conservation, stormwater management, education</p><p>​Grants requiring a 50% match<br></p><p>​$20,000-$50,000. The average award size is $30,000. Grants in the $30,000-$50,000 range are typically two years in length and are in urban areas. </p>five-stars-and-urban-waters-restoration-program
Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant<p dir="ltr">Planning, stormwater management, disaster preparedness, storm-proofing retrofits, infrastructure upgrades</p><p dir="ltr">The following five project parameters are listed in order of priority for funding through this grant:</p><ol><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Sub-applicant mitigation planning </p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Sub-applicant projects that mitigate at least 50% of structures for which two separate NFIP claim payments have been made, with the cumulative amount of such claims exceeding the market value of the insured structure</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Sub-applicant projects that mitigate at least 50% of structures that incurred flood-related damage on two occasions, which required repairs costing at least 25% of the market value of the structure at the time of each flood </p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Projects that mitigate at least 50% of structures for which four or more separate NFIP claims have been made, with the amount of each claim exceeding $5,000</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Projects that mitigate the largest contiguous grouping of NFIP-insured properties in the sub-applicant’s community </p></li></ol>​<p>​Grants requiring a 25% non-federal match. Small impoverished communities may receive a federal cost share of up to 90% of approved project costs. Technical assistance is also available. </p><p>​Up to $100,000 may be awarded to each applicant, with a maximum for $50,000 for a state plan and $25,000 for a local plan.</p>flood-mitigation-assistance-grant
Green Project Reserve<p>Green projects must fall under one of four categories: Green Infrastructure, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, or Environmentally Innovative. Projects are eligible as long a there is a water quality benefit. More detailed information on eligible project activities is available <a href="http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fab/Documents/Clean%20Water%20Infrastructure%20Project%20Funding/3_c-2010%20%20Clean%20Water%20and%20Drinking%20water-%20Green-project-reserve-guidance.pdf">here</a>. </p><p>​Loans</p><p>​The 42 p​rojects on the 2015 Project Priority List requested loans ranging from $100,000 to $17,000,000, with the majority falling between $500,000 and $3,000,000.</p>green-projects-reserve
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program<p>​Property acquisition/easements, disaster preparedness, disaster recovery, demolition and relocation of structures, stormwater and vegetation management, management, flood-proofing retrofits, planning and building code-related activities</p><p>​Grants requiring a 25% non-federal match. Small impoverished communities may receive a federal cost share of up to 90% of approved project costs. </p><p>​Determined by a sliding scale formula. The formula provides for up to 15% of the first $2 billion of estimated aggregate amounts of disaster assistance, up to 10% for amounts between $2 billion and $10 billion, and up to 7.5% for amounts between $10 billion and $35.333 billion. For states with enhanced hazard mitigation plans, the eligible assistance is up to 20% for estimated aggregate amounts of disaster assistance, not to exceed $35.333 billion. As of December 31, 2015, Delaware’s hazard mitigation plan was not categorized as an enhanced plan. </p>hazard-mitigation-grant
Land Protection Transaction Services<p>​Land acquisition/easements</p><p>​Technical assistance<br></p><p>​Unspecified</p>land-protection-transaction-services
National Disaster Resilience Competition<p>​Disaster recovery, emergency aid</p><p>​Grants, technical assistance</p><p>​Grants range from $1,000,000 to $500,000,000​</p>national-disaster-resilience-competition
Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Trails Program<p>​Property acquisition/easement, planning</p><p>​Grants requiring 50% match by municipalities or counties, grants requiring 25% match by park districts, technical assistance. The following sources may be used for match:</p><ul><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">City/ County cash Transportation Enhancement (SAFETEA, FHWA) </span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Federal grant funds (NERR, NOAA, EPA) </span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">C</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">om</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">munity Transportation Funds (CTF) </span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Corporate or private donation</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">s </span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Foundation grants </span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Donated materials or labor </span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Volunteer or in-kind labor </span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">V</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">alue of land (only if pre- approved by the Division of Parks and Recreation)</span><br></li></ul><p>​Unspecified</p>de-land-water-conservation-trust-fund
Partners for Fish and Wildlife<p>​Habitat restoration, species protection </p><p>​Grants, technical assistance.​ A match is not required but the goal of the program is to leverage a 50% cost share from landowners, local community groups and other local and national conservation organizations.</p><p>​$200 to $25,000. Larger awards require special authorization. The average project cost is $5,400.</p>partners-for-fish-and-wildlife
Pathways to Green Schools<p>​Stormwater management, renewable energy, energy conservation, infrastructure upgrades, education</p><p>​Grants, technical assistance</p><p>​Awards range from $500 to $2500</p>pathways-to-green-schools
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program<p>​Disaster preparedness, planning</p><p dir="ltr">Grants requiring a 25% non-federal match. Small impoverished communities may receive a federal cost share of up to 90% of approved project costs. </p><p dir="ltr">Unspecified</p>pre-disaster-mitigation-grant
Public Assistance Program<p>​Disaster recovery, storm-proofing retrofits, emergency aid</p><p>​Grants requiring a 25% non-federal match</p><p>​Unspecified </p>public-assistance-program
Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program<p>​Infrastructure upgrades, disaster preparedness, wetland protection, habitat restoration, vulnerability assessments, planning</p><p>​Grants requiring a 33% match</p><p>​$500,000-$1,000,000</p>regional-coastal-resilience-grant
Resilient Communities Program<p>There are two categories of grants.  Category 1 Grants ($200,000 to $500,000) will fund dune habitat restoration, wetland restoration, bird and wildlife habitat restoration, living shorelines, aquatic migration connection.  Category 2 Grants ($100,000 to $250,000) will support highly-impactful and visible projects that help communities understand, organize and take action to address risks and opportunities through improved resilience brought about by enhanced natural features.  This can include resilience solutions benefiting multi-family affordable housing through green infrastructure such as tree canopies/pocket parks/community green spaces, and/or stormwater retention projects. Category 2 grants can also support organizations that build capacity to help cities plan for enhanced resilience through green infrastructure or other improvements </p><p>​Grants requiring 1:1 match.<br></p><p>​Between $100,000 and $5,000,000 depending on the category<br></p>resilient-communities-program
Resilient Community Partnership Program<p>​Planning, vulnerability assessment, disaster preparedness</p><p>​Grants, technical assistance</p><p>​Up to $75,000</p>resilient-community-partnership
Resilient Power Project<p>​Renewable energy, energy conservation</p><p>​Technical assistance, grants</p><p>​Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000</p>resilient-power-project
Revolving Loan Fund<p>Renewable energy, infrastructure upgrades, energy conservation</p><p>Loans</p><p>Unspecified</p>revolving-land-fund
Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants Program<p>​Storm-proofing retrofits, energy conservation</p><p>​Loans, grants</p><p>​The maximum loan amount is $20,000, with a 1% fixed interest rate and a repayment period of 20 years. Grants are available to applicants over 62 years of age who are unable to repay a loan. The maximum grant amount is $7,500.</p>single-family-housing-repair-loan-grant
Solar Hot Water and Geothermal Green Grant<p>Energy conservation, renewable energy</p><p>​Grants requiring a 50% match</p><p>​Maximum of $200,000. Size of grant is based on size of system, please see link below for a table of system sizes and corresponding grant amounts. </p>solar-hot-water-geothermal-green-grant
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project Technical Assistance<p>​Storm-proofing retrofits, stormwater management, disaster preparedness</p><p>​Technical assistance, Loans<br></p><p>​Unspecified</p>southeast-rural-community-assistant-project-de
Surface Water Matching Planning Grant<p>Stormwater retrofits, water quality improvement projects, stream and wetland restoration, and other green infrastructure practices. Development of master plans, or planning toward a community goal for surface water improvements are also eligible.</p><p>​Grants requiring a 50% match. Matching funds must be available when the application is submitted.</p><p>​Up to $50,000 for an individual project, and $100,000 per applicant per fiscal year</p>surface-water-matching-planning-grant
Sustainable Communities Planning Grant<p>​​​Community sustainability plans, climate change ​vulnerability assessment and action​​ plan, greenhouse gas inventory and mitigation plan, ​natural areas inventory and conservation plan</p><p>​Gran​t​s requiring 20% match​</p><p>​Up to ​$80,000 for municipalities ​with a population over 5,000, and up to $40,000 for municipalities with a population less than 5,000</p>sustainable-communities-planning-grant
Water and Wastewater Disposal Loan & Grant Program<p>​Stormwater management, planning, infrastructure upgrades</p><p>​Loans, grants (grants are only made when funding allows)</p><p>​Unspecified</p>water-wastewater-disposal-loan
Weatherization Assistance Program<p>​Energy conservation</p><p>​Technical assistance</p><p>​Unspecified</p>weatherization-assistance-program
Wetlands Program Development Grants<p>Planning, wetland protection, habitat restoration, species protection, vulnerability assessment</p><p>Grants requiring a minimum 25% non-federal match</p><p>$125,000-$395,000.  However, much larger and smaller grants are sometimes rewarded for particularly promising projects.</p>wetlands-program-development-grants

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This database was prepared for the Delaware Coastal Management Program using federal funds under award NA14NOS4190123 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NOAA or the DOC.


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