Coastal communities affected by sea-level rise, stronger and more frequent storms, increased flooding, and other climate-related impacts are actively seeking to use the best-available climate information to improve their resilience to current and future change.

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.
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Participating agencies


Army Corps of Engineers

Department of Agriculture

Department of Defense

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Interior

Department of Transportation

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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