North Carolina Resilient Coastal Communities Program (NC-RCCP)

Building a more resilient on Topsail Island requires careful, thorough planning efforts using sound, locally relevant data. Each community upon Topsail Island (Surf City, Topsail Beach, and North Topsail Beach) has been awarded financial assistance in the form of technical resources on behalf of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s (DCM) NC Resilient Coastal Communities Program (NC-RCCP). The NC-RCCP will advance coastal resilience efforts throughout the 20 coastal communities in North Carolina. The objectives of this program include:

  • Address barriers to coastal resilience in North Carolina at the local level, such as limited capacity, economic constraints, and social inequities;

  • Assist communities with risk and vulnerability assessments and developing a portfolio of planned and prioritized projects;

  • Advance coastal resilience projects to shovel-readiness, or ready for implementation; and

  • Link communities to funding streams for project implementation.

DCM has partnered with Kleinfelder, Inc. our selected contractor, with each of the three Topsail Island communities to conduct a Phase I Community Engagement & Risk/Vulnerability Assessment, and a Phase II Planning, Project Identification, and Prioritization Assessment. The StoryMap will function as a storing house of all project-related information and a means for you to contribute in a meaningful way. For more information on the NC-RCCP Program, data/resources, meeting schedules, and a forum to provide your feedback please visit the Program StoryMap which is available through the Topsail Island Shoreline Protection Commission (TISPC) website at Once you are on the TISPC website, click on any of the NC-RCCP logos on the TISPC website and it takes you to the Program StoryMap.