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Public and Stakeholder Engagement

Flooding rarely stops at municipal boundaries, and planning for flood events should not either.  Resilient NJ is designed to bring together dynamic multi-disciplinary teams of planners, engineers, designers, and other experts with groups of local governments and other stakeholders to address climate change impacts to both coastal and riverine flooding within the program area. DEP is currently working to post funding notices and requests for proposals for consultant teams, regions, and other technical expertise. As the program evolves, more opportunities to participate and get involved will be posted on this site. Please join the Resilient NJ email list and follow the NJ Coastal Management Program on Instagram to learn about upcoming events and program news.

Be a Technical Expert

Consultant Teams

Teams of planners, designers, ecologists, engineers, and other experts will apply to work with the selected regions. In each region the Consultant Teams will work with the community to engage the public and stakeholders, identify assets, and conduct a regional asset-based vulnerability and risk assessment that is driven by the participants in the region.  Using this risk assessment, the Consultant Team will develop creative proactive solutions to address current and future flood risks, environmental resource protection, and the promotion of sustainable growth.

After the Action Plan has been finalized, the Consultant Team will work with the region to advance some of the identified projects. These actions may include, but are not limited to, development of planning documents such as master plan elements, education and outreach campaigns, planning and concept design of nature-based/green and/or grey infrastructure projects, or the preparation of ordinances. The funds in this program are reserved for “planning-only” activities, but can be used for preliminary conceptual design or other planning associated with larger infrastructure projects.  

Monitor the NJSTART website for bidding opportunities.
DEP will not be making a separate announcement.

Program Support

In addition to the consultants that will work with each region to develop an Action Plan and implement planning solutions identified by the communities, DEP is seeking proposals for projects that will advance resilience planning capabilities or capacity in New Jersey and provide additional support for the Resilient NJ program. Applicants must be 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, providing research, guidance documents, tool development, trainings, communication materials or campaigns or other efforts that directly support regional resiliency planning in New Jersey. Grant proposals should fit into one of the following categories:

  • Engagement of Socially Vulnerable Populations
  • Ecological Enhancement or Restoration
  • Risk Communication
  • Adaptation and Mitigation Financing
  • Innovative Resiliency Planning Program Support

Notice of Fund Availability for Program Support is NOW AVAILABLE.
Review the Program Support Grant Application (pdf, updated 4/17/2019).

Stay Informed

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To request assistance with the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment or for developing a strategy to build climate resilience, e-mail

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Calendar of Events

  • March 19th, 2019 - Q & A session, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Civil Service Commission, 44 S Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08625
  • March 22nd, 2019 - Q & A session Webinar, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM. To register, please contact

    To view past events, visit our archive page.