The Indiana DNR’s Lake Michigan Coastal Program (LMCP) grants program has begun accepting pre-proposals for its 2022 funding cycle. The submission deadline is Dec. 10, 2021.
The LMCP supports projects that improve the connection between the public and communities and the natural, cultural, and/or historical resources of Indiana’s Lake Michigan watershed, as well as projects that assist communities and organizations in the coordination and planning for the management or restoration of these resources in the coastal area.
Proposed projects must fall under one of the following categories: Education & Outreach, Planning/Coordination/Management, Low-Cost Construction, Land Acquisition, or Applied Research.
The LMCP awards approximately $600,000 annually from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Office for Coastal Management for pass-through projects. All funds are distributed on a reimbursement basis.
A match of 50% of the total cost of the project (1:1 match rate) is required. In order to be eligible, projects must begin on or after Aug. 1, 2022 and be completed by Dec. 31, 2023.
For more information, access the Guidance and Preproposal Form, please visit on.IN.gov/lakemichigancoastalprogram and select “Grants”.
Applicants should email the preproposal form and additional documents to jeorsburn@dnr.IN.gov by the Dec. 10 deadline. Those needing more information or who have questions should contact program manager Jenny Orsburn at 219-983-9912 or jeorsburn@dnr.IN.gov.
Media contact: LMCP Program Manager Jenny Orsburn, 219-983-9912, jeorsburn@dnr.IN.gov