2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity
IDNR Coastal Management Program is accepting pre-applications for grant-funded projects to start in fall 2019. We will award grants to projects that protect, preserve, and restore the natural and cultural resources along the Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline.
1) Improving the health of the coast and Lake Michigan;
2) Enhancing coastal public access, recreation, and coastal-dependent economic development;
3) Advancing coastal community resilience;
4) 2019 special funding category: Beach management planning.
Grant Period: 18 months, (Fall 2019 through Spring 2021)
Grant Amounts: $1,000 to $100,000
Match: 1:1 non-federal match required for most grants*
Total Funding Available: Dependent upon federal funding. Past grant rounds have awarded between $550,000 and $975,000 per funding year.
Eligible Applicants: Units of Local Government, Universities, and 501(c)3 Non-Profits
Grant consultations: All potential applicants are invited to sign up for a consultation about your project idea before January 4th, 2019. Signup online or by contacting Lisa.Cotner@illinois.gov.
The pre-application submission deadline is January 18, 2019.
*Government entities in Economically Challenged Communities require a 1:3 match. See Funding Guidelines for further details.
Deadline January 18, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Pre-Application Packet (.zip)
Funding Guidelines (.pdf)
Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)
Letter of Commitment Form for partners (.pdf)
Example pre-application budget (.pdf)
Pre-application budget excel version (.zip)
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