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Coastal Management Program (CMP) Grant

Grants to Illinois Local Agencies, Nonprofits, and
IHEs for Environmental Projects in Eligible Locations

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA)’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management - Illinois Coastal Management Program (ICMP)

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Deadline Date:

04/14/21 5:00 PM CST


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Grants to Illinois local governmental agencies, school districts, park districts, nonprofit organizations, and public institutions of higher education for environmental projects in eligible areas. Applicants must submit a pre-application prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support activities and projects that preserve, protect, and restore the natural and cultural resources along the Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline.

Funding Categories:

  • Funding Category 1: Coastal Habitats and Species
  • Funding Category 2: Coastal Public Access, Recreation, and Coastal Dependent Economic Development
  • Funding Category 3: Coastal Community Resilience

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167268

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 to $150,000

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: 18 months, (Fall 2021 through Spring 2023)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: Units of Local Government, Universities, and 501(c)3 Non-Profits.

Private individuals, for-profit organizations, and organizations that cannot be pre-qualified through the State of Illinois grantee portal are not eligible to receive grant funds.

For planning projects, a letter of commitment from the landowner is required if the applicant does not own the land. Public landowners and long-term leaseholders are the only eligible applicants for on-the-ground projects such as low-cost construction or habitat restoration. For additional information, see:

For information about funding restrictions, see:

Pre-proposal Conference:

Virtual Information Session
March 16, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Please register at:

Pre-Application Information:

The pre-application submission deadline is April 14, 2021, by 5:00 PM.

The full application deadline is 45 days after notification of a successful pre-application. All applicants submitting full applications must be pre-qualified on the GATA website:

Most applicants are required to provide a 1:1 match, meaning the grant funds 50% of the total project cost. The only exception is local governmental applicants from Economically Challenged Communities, which qualify for a 1:3 match requirement (which means the grant funds 75% of the total project cost).

Additional information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email pre-applications to

Submit full applications:

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Management Program
160 N. LaSalle St., Suite S-703
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: 312-814-6414

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Funding or Pin Number:

CSFA Number: 422-30-0103; Opportunity Number: 103-1727

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Lake Michigan shoreline

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