2021 Coastal Resilience Grants

Application Deadline: 4:00 PM EDT on Friday, July 30, 2021

Dover’s Street Tree Plan Strengthens Climate Resiliency in Downtown Core

May 3, 2021 | By: Kyle Pimental (Strafford Regional Planning Commission)

CAW members celebrate earth day 2021

May 3, 2021 | By: Lisa Wise


May 26 (1pm-4pm) & May 27 (9am-12pm)

Newmarket Master Plan Chapter Emphasizes Climate Adaptation and Resilience

February 8, 2021 | By: Kyle Pimental, Strafford Regional Planning Commission

Who We Are

The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (CAW) is a collaboration of over 30 organizations working to assist communities in NH’s coastal watershed to prepare for the impacts of extreme weather and long term climate change…

What We Do

Since 2009, CAW partner organizations have worked together and partnered with communities on over 100 projects totaling more than $7 million in grant funding.


CAW works with communities and other partner organizations to hold regular workshops and events and share stories about creative resilience solutions in coastal New Hampshire.

Learn More about the NH Coastal Viewer

Explore the NH Coastal Viewer – A user friendly online mapping tool that combines spatial data about coastal watershed resources and hazards together in one place for you.

Our Mission

To assist communities in New Hampshire’s coastal watershed to prepare for the impacts of extreme weather and long term climate change by providing resources, facilitation, and guidance that enhance readiness and resilience.

On Twitter

This week's program in the @fema BRIC and FMA Webinar Series will discuss climate change, future conditions and how nature-based solutions can help build community resilience against these issues.

“You have to understand all the things you see around you, all these extreme events, are all signals of a changing climate."

@NHBulletinNews interviewed CAW co-chairs Sherry Godlewski and Abigail Lyon for an insightful article about climate impacts in NH: https://newhampshirebulletin.com/2021/07/13/this-is-definitely-on-us-june-brings-record-breaking-heat/