More than $1 million in coastal hazard research grant money is available to communities throughout the Pacific Islands region to help plan for, respond to and recover from coastal storms.
The funding will be distributed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Storms Program through the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program.
Grants of up to $200,000 for two years will start in January 2013.
Special consideration will be given to proposals that clearly identify how the funding will help underserved communities in the region.
The region includes Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau.