Michigan Coastal Management Program Announces Annual Grant Funding Opportunity

Posted on October 17, 2019 by Herasanna Richards

The Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP), in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), today announces the release of its 2021 Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO). With the largest freshwater coastline in the nation, the MCMP invests and partners to protect, preserve, restore, enhance, and wisely develop the natural and culturally historic resources on Michigan’s coasts.

The MCMP is seeking projects that protect community character and revitalize ports and harbors; plan for coastal growth and change in our coastal communities to strengthen economies and minimize risk from coastal hazards; protect and restore healthy coastal ecosystems for the public use and enjoyment; devise solutions for the protection of coastal water quality; preserve, restore, and interpret historic and maritime cultural resources; and create and enhance public access.

Who is Eligible:

Eligible applicants include coastal communities (e.g., local units of government, cities, counties, villages, and townships), regional planning agencies, educational institutions (e.g., universities and school districts), Tribal governments, and not-for-profit 501(c) organizations located within the approved programmatic boundary.

How to Apply:

Mail two hard copies and one electronic copy (e.g., USB flash drive, CD, or DVD) of the complete application package to the MCMP, postmarked no later than December 20, 2019. Hand-delivered application packages will also be accepted until close of business on that same day.

Additionally, the MCMP is hosting a Grant Informational Webinar and three Grant Workshops. Please see the GFO for more detail.

Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, external municipal services and election issues for the League.  She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0309.

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