Request for Proposals for 2020 Funding Cycle
Dates:  Proposals and guidance documents are available on the Lake Michigan Coastal Program website on  July 15, 2019 .

Proposal Submission Deadline:  Monday September 16, 2019, 5:00 p.m. CT –  electronic submission only via email or hand-delivered on CD or flash drive

Proposal Submission:   Sarah Nimetz, Grants Specialist
                                         Lake Michigan Coastal Program
                                         Indiana Dunes State Park, Annex Building
                                          1600 North 25 East
Summary:  The purpose of Lake Michigan Coastal Program Grants Program is to support projects that seek to 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 six categories: Education & Outreach, Planning/Coordination/Management, Low Cost Construction, Land Acquisition, Applied Research, or Emerging Issues. For further information on eligibility, please visit  and click “Applying For Grants” at the bottom of the page.
Funding:  The LMCP is awarded approximately $600,000.00 per year from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Office for Coastal Management for the administration of our pass-through grant program. All funds are distributed on a reimbursement basis.
Match Requirement:  Applicants must demonstrate how they will provide non-federal matching funds of 50% of the total cost of the project. 
Project Period:  Applicants should plan for projects to begin no earlier than August 1, 2020. Project periods should be less than 18 months in duration. 
For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact the Lake Michigan Coastal Program Grants Specialist, Sarah Nimetz. We advise communicating with our Grants Specialist prior to submitting a Pre Proposal to ensure eligibility and a more successful, thorough Pre Proposal. Applicants are also encouraged to attend LMCP Pre Proposal Workshops. More information on the Pre Proposal Workshops is attache d . More information on Lake Michigan Coastal Program Grants may be found on the LMCP website:
Sarah Nimetz
Grants Specialist
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Nature Preserves
Lake Michigan Coastal Program
Indiana Dunes State Park Annex Building

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