2015 Illinois Coastal Grant applications will be available starting on November 1, 2014.
The Illinois Coastal Management Program (ICMP) is announcing a funding opportunity for environmental education and outreach, sustainable coastal planning, and habitat restoration within Illinois Coastal Zone communities.
Applications Available: November 1, 2014
Application Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014 by 5pm
Grant Period: Late Summer 2015 through December 2016
Grant Amounts: $20,000 to $100,000. 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.
Eligibility: Unit of government or a 501(c)3. Planning and Habitat Restoration grants must be for projects entirely within the IL Coastal Zone. Education grants are limited to Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois.
Award Criteria Include: Regional stakeholder priorities, demonstrated need for project, anticipated outputs and outcomes, feasibility, cost effectiveness, local support and partnerships
Grant Information Session: Wednesday, November 5, 3:30-5 pm, Room 31, 9th Floor Thompson Center. RSVP to DNR.CMP@illinois.gov
Grant Consultations: Contact Lisa.Cotner@illinois.gov, (312) 814-6414 no later than December 1st to schedule a 45 minute consultation in person or over the phone.
Habitat Restoration - NEW THIS ROUND!
Sustainable Coastal Planning
In the 2015 grant cycle we will be adding small grants to our request for proposals. Check back on November 1 for more details.
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Grant information Presentation:
Grants Program Contact:
Natural Resources Specialist
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Management Program
160 N LaSalle Street, Suite S-703
Chicago IL 60601
Attn: Coastal Grants Program
Main Office Number: 312-814-1405