Deadline: 2/7/22

Amount: $200,000-$500,000



The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is soliciting proposals for the Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (ESLR). The program name was shortened in 2020, and was formerly known as the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (EESLR). This solicitation is to improve adaptation and planning in response to regional and local effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation.

The overall goal of the ESLR Program is to facilitate informed adaptation planning and coastal management decisions through a multidisciplinary research program that results in integrated models of dynamic physical and biological processes capable of evaluating vulnerability and resilience under multiple SLR, inundation, and management scenarios.

Eligible applicants:

  1. Nonprofit organizations
  2. Town, City or County Government
  3. Native American Tribal Government
  4. Institution of Higher Education
  5. State Government


Jennifer Hinden