CZM Planning and Construction Grants

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $200,000

Deadline: Dec 20, 2020 2:00pm PST

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Michigan: Alcona County, Alger County, Allegan County, Alpena County, Antrim County Show all

Location of residency: Michigan

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Coastal Management Program

Coastal Management ScenicMichigan is graced with the nation’s longest freshwater coastline bordered by four of the five Great Lakes. With this blessing comes great responsibility for the protection and preservation of its natural resources and cultural heritage for current and future generations.

Fresh Coast, Best Coast

Established in 1978, the Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP) is committed to providing substantial technical assistance and strategic grant funding to assist in coastal communities’ ability to understand risks and options to mitigate coastal hazards; create healthy habitats that provide for human use and enjoyment; support coastal eco-tourism opportunities while ensuring for safe public access; and support resilient and sustainable coastal economies. As connectors and collaborators, the MCMP advances the research on a changing climate, resilient planning methods, and seeks balanced approaches to sustainable coastline.        

Planning and Construction Grants


Planning and Construction Grants

Purpose: To assist in the protection, preservation, restoration, enhancement and wisely develop the nation’s longest freshwater coastline, the Michigan Coastal Management (MCM) Program provides grant funds to promote vibrant and resilient coastal communities. Approximately $700,000 for planning and on-the-ground, site specific projects is available annually in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For more information, visit

Goals of the Program:

  • Assist in the development of vibrant and resilient coastal communities
  • Protect and restore healthy coastal ecosystems
  • Prevent damage from coastal hazards
  • Create and enhance coastal public access
  • Protect coastal high quality waters
  • Preserve historic maritime structures
  • Promote environmental stewardship

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