Wisconsin Coastal Management Grants Available

Contact:
Mike Friis, Leader

Resource Policy Team
Division of Intergovernmental Relations

608-267-7982
[email protected]

The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) is soliciting proposals to
enhance, preserve, protect and restore resources within the state’s coastal zone – all
counties adjacent to Lakes Superior and Michigan, with their 820 miles of shoreline.
Annually, through a competitive process, the WCMP awards approximately $1.5
million for projects related to Coastal Land Acquisition, Coastal Wetland Protection
and Habitat Restoration, Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, Coastal Resources and
Community Planning, Great Lakes Education, and Public Access and Historic
Preservation. Eligible applicants include local and tribal governments, nonprofits,
academic institutions, and state agencies.

During the month of September the WCMP will be traveling around the state to
give workshops on the grant program. Workshops are planned for September 6 in
Madison, September 12 in Marinette, September 19 in Milwaukee and September 27
in Ashland.

Applicants are encouraged to contact WCMP staff early to discuss ideas for
project proposals and application requirements. Application materials and the Request
for Proposals are available on the WCMP website (http://coastal.wisconsin.gov).
Applications are due November 2, 2007.