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Major Five-Year Grant awarded to UNC-Chapel Hill to lead Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence
(Chapel Hill, N.C.—June 22, 2015) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant to lead a Center of Excellence for Coastal Resilience by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. The Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence initiative will include collaboration with more than a dozen partner universities to address the unique challenges facing communities across the United States that are vulnerable to coastal hazards.
A joint announcement will be made on Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. Congressman David E. Price (NC-04); Dr. Robert Griffin, DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology; and UNC Chapel Hill and Jackson State University consortium leaders will make brief remarks and be available for questions following the announcement on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 23
10:00 a.m. ET
North Carolina Emergency Operations Center
1636 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Media Check-In: The event is open to credentialed media. The Emergency Operations Center is located on a secured campus. Please allow sufficient time to pass through the security checkpoint.
Communications and Public Affairs contact for UNC-Chapel Hill: Michael John, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 445-8555