Federal Issues

NCBIWA serves on the board and works closely with their national organization, the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) as well as the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWW) to secure funding for our beaches and coastline and to support the maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. By staying active and engaged in Washington D.C., NCBIWA is able to urge Congress to enact legislation to support the coast.

NCBIWA 2021-2022 Federal Legislative Goals

Support investments in coastal resilience by asking Congress to pass comprehensive infrastructure legislation that invests in coastal resilience and restoration. More specifically:

  • $55 million for USACE Shore Protection
  • $30 million for USACE Regional Sediment Management (RSM) and Beneficial Use of Dredge Material (BUDM)
  • $46 million for USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP)
  • $30 million for NOAA Title IX/Coastal Resilience Grants
  • $87 million for NOAA Coastal Management Grants
  • $6 million for BOEM’s Marine Minerals Program (MMP)
  • $10 million for EPA BEACH Act

Support Congress passing and funding a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)

Pass the OFFSHORE Act (or similar legislation) that provides coastal resilience funding from offshore wind and renewable lease fees. The Act would create a revenue sharing model for offshore wind revenues which will allow 37.5% of offshore wind revenue to be shared with states where offshore wind farms are developed.