The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) released its 2021-2022 Request for Proposals announcement last month. Coastal counties and communities are fortunate in that WCMP grants can be used as an option to help offset the cost of updating a comprehensive or outdoor recreation plan. The WCMP is currently seeking proposals to enhance and restore coastal resources within the state's coastal zone (i.e., all counties adjacent to Lakes Michigan and Superior, with their 1,000 miles of shoreline). WCMP grants are also available for projects under the following categories:

  • Coastal wetland protection and habitat restoration
  • Nonpoint source pollution control
  • Coastal resource and community planning
  • Great Lakes education, public access and historic preservation

The WCMP anticipates awarding approximately $1.5 million in grant funding. WCMP applications are due Friday, November 2, 2020.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Brandon Robinson of the Commission for additional information, or WCMP staff to discuss ideas for project proposals and application requirements. Application materials and the Request for Proposals are available on the WCMP website.