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Illinois CMP Grants

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.​


Funding priorities:

     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.

[Click here for application materials & resources] ​


Info Sessions​

We strongly encourage potential applicants to attend a grant information session. CMP will be hosting two sessions in November and December:

Chicago Loop

When: Tuesday, 11/27/18 from 3:30-5pm
Where: 160 N. LaSalle St., N 502, Chicago, IL 60601
Registration: Grants Information Session


When: Friday, 12/7/18 from 11am-noon

Past Awardees: ​

2016 RFP Grant Awardees - Large Grant​s​ and Small Grants

2015 RFP Grant Awardees ​​

2014 RFP Grant Awardees

2013 RFP-2 Grant Awardees (Fall)​

2013 RFP-1 Grant Awardees (Summer)

Grants Program Contact:
Lisa Cotner 
Natural Resources Specialist
Phone:  312-814-6414



Mailing Address:
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

Fax:  312-793-5968