Illinois CMP Grants - Fall 2013

Education and Outreach Application Packet (.zip)

Sustainable Coastal Planning Application Packet (.zip)

Grants Manual (.pdf)

UPDATE (12/11/13) -
Fixed several small issues with the education application form (malfunctioning check boxes and incorrect character limits) and made the applicant Name and Project Title boxes in the Detailed Proposed Budget form fillable in both application packets.  Let us know if you find any other issues and we will be sure to resolve them quickly. Thanks!

Illinois Coastal Grants Program - Fall 2013

The Illinois Coastal Management Program (ICMP) is announcing the Fall 2013 Coastal Grants.

Applications are available above and will be accepted through December 16, 2013.



Application Deadline: December 16, 2013  5:00 pm

Informational Grant Workshop: November 5, 2013  RSVP to

Grant Period:  Education and Outreach: April 1,2014 through March 31, 2015
                     Sustainable Coastal Planning: April 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015

Grant Amounts: $30,000 to $150,000 - Projects with smaller budgets may be considered on a case-by-case basis, but only if the applicant contacts ICMP to discuss the project idea no later than December 2, 2013.

Total Funding Available: Approximately $1,000,000

Eligibility: Applicant must be a unit of government or a 501(c)3. Education projects location must be within the Coastal Zone Community.  Planning grants must be for projects entirely within the Illinois Coastal Zone.  A 50% match is required for most applicants.  Governmental entities in Economically Challenged Communities require a 25% match.  See the Grants Manual for further details. 

Award Criteria Include: Quality of proposal, anticipated outputs and outcomes, feasibility, timeline, cost effectiveness, qualification of applicants, partnerships, and innovation.

All potential applicants are invited to sign up for a one-on-one consultation about your project idea before December 2, 2013.  Sign up HERE.



Carefully read the grants manual and Application Instructions and follow all instructions.
2.   Complete Application Packet and attach required supplemental materials.
3.   Mail one completed and signed paper copy of the application packet, postmarked by December 16, 2013 to:
     Illinois Coastal Management Program
      160 N LaSalle Street Suite S703
      Chicago IL 60601

4.  Email one completed and signed electronic copy of the application packet to by 5:00 pm on December 16, 2013


Determine whether your project is within the Illinois Coastal Zone

Create a map for your application packet

Links to help you fill out your application

Links to help calculate the value of cost-share match