The National Climate Task Force, created under Executive Order 14008, established the Coastal Resilience Interagency Working Group (CR-IWG) in July of 2021 to apply a whole-of-government approach to meeting this public need. Co-chaired by NOAA and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the CR-IWG brings together agencies to:
- Align major Federal involvement in coastal resilience activities;
- Develop equitable grant-making and data implementation strategies that will facilitate coordinated working partnerships with state, Tribal, territorial, and local governments on coastal resilience investments; and
- Facilitate the use of the Federal government’s data sharing and mapping resources to improve coastal resilience investment decision-making.