The RAFT Funding Sources

The first year of research for The RAFT was conducted in the 2015-2016 academic year by the Institute for Engagement & Negotiation at the University of Virginia (UVA) in collaboration with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at William & Mary Law School. The RAFT was officially launched by a 2016 Restoration and Community Stewardship grant by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). This grant enabled completion of the Scorecard and testing The RAFT process with three pilot communities in three different coastal planning districts. Since then, the project has received a variety of grants, including from the Virginia Environmental Endowment, the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Coastal Management, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and an anonymous donor. Other institutions that have supported various aspects of The RAFT include the Virginia Sea Grant Adaptation and Resilience Program, the Environmental Resilience Institute at UVA, and the School of Architecture at UVA.

This website, Task # 92.03 was funded by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality through Grant # NA17NOS4190152 
of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. The views expressed
herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, or any of its subagencies.

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This project is a partnership between: The Institute for Engagement & Negotiation at the University of Virginia, The Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William & Mary Law School,
and Old Dominion University/Virginia Sea Grant Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program


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