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Affordability and Planning GrantGrant

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Max. Grant Award: $500,000 per applicant; $2,000,000 if applying on behalf of multiple community water supplies

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The Affordability and Planning (AP) Grant is available as part of EGLE’s Clean Water Plan designed to provide funding to address water infrastructure needs across the state. The AP grants will assist communities with addressing affordability and planning needs. There is over $5.7 million total funding available.

AP Grant goals include supporting improvements and sustainability of drinking water infrastructure as well as affordability and access to healthy drinking water for Michigan residents.

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Grant Priorities

To support improvements and sustainability of drinking water infrastructure as well as affordability and access to healthy drinking water for Michigan residents.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must include a Project Workplan (including project need, what will be addressed and how, and map(s) illustrating project work areas) and Project Cost Detail (including categories and amounts along with vendor estimates/quotes).

Additional guidance is included in the AP Grant Overview Guidance Document.

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Matching Requirements

No matching requirements. Additional points may be awarded for demonstrated match.

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Eligible Costs

Grant funding is restricted to activities that improve consumer affordability and/or drinking water quality. Eligible activities under the grant may include:

  • Develop and implement an income-based water rate structure.
  • Pursue and implement water system regionalization, collaboration, or consolidation efforts that improve water quality and/or affordability for residents.
  • Conduct drinking water distribution system leak detection studies and develop plans for resolving leaks in water systems that purchase water from another source.
  • Develop or update project planning (e.g., engineering, design, and legal) or application documents needed to better position projects for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) funding.
  • Planning costs to construct sewer laterals to connect low-income households* with failing septic systems to available public sewer.
  • Planning costs to construct service lines to connect low-income households* with failing or contaminated private wells to available community water system.

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Project Timeline

Grants will be awarded by April 1, 2024. Work must be completed by June 1, 2025.

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Application Deadline

Applicants will be accepted until February 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Applicants are required to complete the Affordability and Planning Grants Application (EQP1063) and attach a Project Workplan and Project Cost Detail. Applications and Plans must be electronically submitted to [email protected].

If you need application information in an alternate format, contact [email protected] or call 800-662-9278.

Please contact grant administrators using the “Contact Information” section below for the most up-to-date information on application deadlines and forms.

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Contact Information

For questions and inquiries, please contact EGLE’s Grants and Financing via email.

EGLE Finance Division

[email protected]

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Coastal Zone Management Habitat Protection and Restoration CompetitionGrant


Max. Grant Award: $6,000,000

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The FY24 BIL Coastal Zone Management Habitat Protection and Restoration Competition will award grants to eligible state and territory Coastal Zone Management Programs (CZM Programs) for coastal habitat restoration; coastal habitat restoration planning, engineering, and design; and coastal land conservation projects that support the goals and intent of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP), and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law).

This grant program seeks projects that enhance coastal resilience. Strengthening coastal resilience means preparing and adapting coastal communities to mitigate the impacts of and more quickly recover after extreme events such as hurricanes, coastal storms, flooding, and sea level rise. Habitat restoration and natural and nature-based infrastructure and solutions are critical to doing so by protecting lives and property; sustaining commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing; recovering threatened and endangered species; and maintaining and fostering vibrant coastal economies and lifestyles.

Total anticipated funding for this Federal award announcement is approximately $44.6 million, subject to availability of funding and final administrative funding allocations.

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Grant Priorities

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) will prioritize:

  • Projects that are “shovel ready” or reasonably advanced in the acquisition due diligence process
  • Habitat restoration planning, engineering, and design projects that will create a pipeline of future projects
  • Proposals that include on-the-ground implementation over those that include only pre-implementation activities
  • Projects that include the principles of equity and inclusion in their proposals and performance of work
  • Projects with benefits to tribal, indigenous, and/or underserved communities
  • Projects that appropriately consider and elevate local or indigenous knowledge in project design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Projects that advance the Justice40 Initiative. Established by Executive Order 14008 on “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” it set a goal that 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments in climate, clean energy, and other areas will flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized and overburdened by pollution and underinvestment
  • Projects that increase the geographic distribution of funds across coastal states
  • The broadening of the participation of Minority Service Institutions, including historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and Asian American and Pacific Islander serving institutions that work in underserved areas. DOC/NOAA encourages applicants to include partners and contributors from any of the above groups or institutions.

To further explore this grant’s program priorities, please review the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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Eligibility Requirements

All projects must be located on publicly-owned land, or land where a public entity holds a lease or easement that provides for adequate public control of the property. The project application should also include a letter of support from the public entity who holds title or a legal interest on the project site. Non-governmental organizations may not serve as the lead applicant for land conservation projects, as they are not eligible to hold title to lands acquired with these funds.

There is no non-Federal matching requirement for this funding. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to combine NOAA Federal funding with formal non-federal matching contributions or informal leveraged funds from a broad range of sources in the public and private sectors to demonstrate stakeholder support, partnership, and collaboration for the proposed work. Such cost sharing is an element considered in the evaluation criteria.

Letters of Intent must be submitted by a CZM Program, and each Program may submit no more than three proposals (letters of intent) for this competition.

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Matching Requirements

There is no non-Federal matching requirement for this funding.

However, applicants are strongly encouraged to combine NOAA Federal funding with formal non-federal matching contributions or informal leveraged funds from a broad range of sources in the public and private sectors to demonstrate stakeholder support, partnership, and collaboration for the proposed work. Such cost sharing is an element considered in the evaluation criteria.

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Eligible Costs

Eligible projects are habitat restoration projects, habitat restoration planning, engineering, and design projects, land conservation projects, or a combination of categories. Generally, allowable costs include salaries, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, and training, as long as the costs are determined to be necessary, reasonable, and allocable to the award.

The following projects will not be eligible for funding:

  1. activities that constitute legally required mitigation for the adverse effects of an activity regulated or otherwise governed by state or Federal law;
  2. activities that constitute mitigation for natural resource damages under Federal or state law; and
  3. activities that are required by a separate consent decree, court order, statute or regulation.

See also Section III.C. of the Notice of Funding Opportunity for additional ineligible projects and costs.

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Project Timeline

Projects are expected to be scoped in a manner that would allow them to be completed within 3 years of the start date of the award. NOAA may extend an award for a total performance period of up to 5 years if circumstances warrant, such as unforeseen circumstances that prevent the project from being completed within the original period of performance.

It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have an award start date of August, 1, 2025. Applicants may submit proposals with a project period of 12 to 36 months, or, for habitat restoration projects only, applicants may request a project period of up to 48 months to allow for at least one year of post-restoration monitoring.

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Application Deadline

Letters of Intent (LOIs) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 15, 2024. If invited to submit a full proposal, applications must be received by and validated by Grants.gov by 11:59 PM Eastern time on January 9, 2025.

The standard SF-424 application package is available online at http://www.grants.gov. If this is not feasible, application packages may be requested from the Office for Coastal Management via email.

All applicants must be registered in SAM before submitting its application and provide a valid unique entity identifier (UEI) in its application.

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Contact Information

For questions or inquiries, please contact the Office for Coastal Management via email at [email protected].

Building Resilient Infrastructure and CommunitiesGrant


Max. Grant Award: $2,000,000

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program is an annual, nationally competitive grant program that makes federal funds available for long-term, cost-effective hazard mitigation activities. It does so with a recognition of the growing hazards associated with climate change, and of the need for natural hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to those hazards. Awards made under this funding opportunity are funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Eligible applicants must have had a presidentially declared disaster declaration in the seven years prior to the application period start date. Due to COVID-19 declarations, all states and territories are eligible until FY2027.

Currently, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program. Through BRIC, FEMA invests in a variety of mitigation activities with an added focus on infrastructure projects benefitting disadvantaged communities, nature-based solutions, climate resilience and adaption, and adopting hazard resistant building codes.

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Grant Priorities

FEMA is focused on removing barriers to funding access, especially for disadvantaged communities. As such FEMA, prioritizes assistance for:

  • Incentivizing natural hazard risk reduction activities that mitigate risk to public infrastructure and disadvantaged communities as referenced in Executive Order 14008 – Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad;
  • Incorporating nature-based solutions, including those designed to reduce carbon emissions;
  • Enhancing climate resilience and adaptation; and
  • Increasing funding for the adoption and enforcement of the latest published editions of building codes.

Particularly for and in:

  • Federally recognized tribes or tribal entities;
  • Economically Disadvantaged Rural Communities, (as defined in 42 U.S.C. § 5133(a) as a small impoverished community);
  • Community Disaster Resilience Zones (CDRZ)
  • Disadvantaged communities as identified by the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST)

In order to incentivize requests that focus on nature-based solutions and building code adoption and/or enforcement, FEMA significantly increased the maximum total points for projects that incorporate nature-based solutions. FEMA released two guides — A Guide for Local Communities (2021) and Strategies for Success (2023) — to help enhance applicants’ understanding of the benefits of using nature-based solutions and equip communities to design and implement these projects to advance natural hazards mitigation and climate adaption.

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Eligibility Requirements

The following threshold requirements must be met to be eligible for this funding opportunity:

  • Be cost-effective.
  • Be designed to increase resilience and reduce risk of injuries, loss of life, and damage and destruction of property.
  • Meet either of the two latest published editions of relevant consensus-based codes, specifications and standards.
  • Align with the applicable hazard mitigation plan (HMP).
  • Meet all criteria found in the 2023 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program and Policy Guide (HMA Guide).
  • Meet all applicable federal, state, tribal, and local floodplain and land use laws defined in the HMA Guide.
  • Meet all Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) requirements.

All applicants and subapplicants must have a FEMA-approved mitigation plan that has been adopted by the jurisdiction in accordance with 44 CFR Part 201 and applicable mitigation planning policies by the application deadline and at the time FEMA obligates funding for mitigation activities. For more information on applicable mitigation planning policies, refer to the FEMA “Hazard Mitigation Planning” webpage.

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Matching Requirements

The cost share for the BRIC program is generally 75% federal and 25% non-federal. The other 25% can be any match of non-federal funds including cash, other non-federal grants, in-kind donations like community volunteer hours, or donated materials or services.

These cost share percentages may be adjusted depending on factors including: (1) whether the community is in a Community Disaster Resilience Zone; or (2) whether the community is an Economically Disadvantaged Rural Community. For more information on BRIC cost shares, please click here.

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Eligible Costs

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) funds may be used for:

  • Capability- and capacity-building activities
  • Mitigation projects
  • Management costs

Ineligible Costs:

Certain activities are ineligible for mitigation funding, including those that don’t reduce risk to people, structures, or infrastructure; are not stand-alone activities and depend on a contingent action to be effective and/or feasible; or involve open space acquisition of unimproved land. For a full list of ineligible costs, please click here.

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Project Timeline

The period of performance (POP) for BRIC funded projects is 36 months and starts on the date of the recipient’s federal award. Any subsequent amendments to the federal award will not extend the POP unless explicitly stated. Extensions to the POP are allowed. The applicant may submit a request for a longer POP if it is requested, documented, reasonable, and justified.

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Application Deadline & Forms

BRIC grant applications must be submitted by Feb 29 2024, 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

BRIC does not accept paper applications. All eligible applicants and subapplicants must apply for funding using the grants management system: FEMA GO. Learn more about the FEMA GO system by reading user guides and videos, or directly access the FEMA GO portal.

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Contact Information

Wisconsin State Contact:
Heather Thole
Wisconsin Emergency Management – Department of Military Affairs
Phone: (608) 282-5301
Email: [email protected]

Michigan State Contact:
Matt Schnepp
Michigan State Police Department / Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division
Phone: (517) 284-3950; Fax: (517) 284-3857
Email: [email protected]

Region 5 Contacts (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI):
General – Phone: 312-408-5500; Email: [email protected]
Congressional/Intergovernmental – Phone: 312-408-4427; Email: [email protected]
News Desk – Phone: 312-408-4455; Email: [email protected]
Tribal Affairs – Phone: 312-408-5286; Email: [email protected]

Coastal Habitat Restoration & Resilience Grants for Tribes and Underserved CommunitiesGrant


Max. Grant Award: $3,000,000

Project Type: Planning; Construction

$45 million in funding is available for projects that will advance the coastal habitat restoration and climate resilience priorities of tribes and underserved communities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. Through this funding, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management will help support community-driven habitat restoration and build the capacity of tribes and underserved communities to more fully participate in restoration activities.

Of the $45 million in funding available, $20 million is specifically available to U.S. federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and organizations that represent tribes through formal legal agreements. The remaining $25 million will be available to all eligible applicants, to support opportunities for tribes and underserved communities to meaningfully engage in coastal habitat restoration activities.

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Grant Priorities

1. Building organizational capacity that supports underserved communities resilience to climate hazards including participation in municipal or regional-scale resilience planning, project planning and feasibility studies, stakeholder engagement, proposal development for future funding, and outreach and education

2. Restoration project activities that enhance underserved communities resilience to climate hazards including demonstration projects, such as engineering and design, permitting, on-the-ground restoration, and pre- and post-project implementation monitoring

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Eligibility Requirements

The following threshold requirements must be met to be eligible for this funding opportunity:

NOAA does not have one tool, or a preferred method for you to use to identify and/or prove your underserved status. The applicant’s responsibility is to describe how the community has been underserved. There are a variety of resources available to identify underserved communities, such as interviews, surveys, studies or plans developed by local governments, U.S. Census Bureau Information, etc. For more information, please click here.

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Matching Requirements

A non-federal match not required to apply, and non-federal match is not included in the Evaluation Criteria, and therefore not included in scores during the technical review process. Non-federal match and/or leverage funds may be optionally included within the application to demonstrate stakeholder support for the proposed work.

Stakeholder support, such as documentation demonstrating contributions of time, meeting space, funding, etc. that demonstrate the community’s commitment to the project and/or its chances of success is part of the evaluation criteria.

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Eligible Costs

Through this funding, NOAA will help support community-driven habitat restoration and build the capacity of tribes and underserved communities to more fully participate in restoration activities, including nature-based solutions. Projects selected through this opportunity will span several types of activities, including capacity building, actionable science support, and restoration.

Ineligible costs:
• A proposal that is focused SOLELY on the acquisition of real property, such as land is not eligible.
* Funding for hard infrastructure ONLY for water quality improvement is not eligible.
• Basic research is not eligible under this funding opportunity.

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Project Timeline

The recommended project period is three years. A shorter project period is acceptable, and there is potential for up to five years, if necessary and approved by NOAA.

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Application Deadline & Forms

Proposals must be received through Grants.gov by 11:59 PM Eastern time on December 19, 2023.

Applicants should apply through the www.Grants.govwebsite. A complete standard NOAA financial assistance application package should be submitted in accordance with the guidelines in the Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement posted to www.Grants.gov. Each application must include the application forms from the SF-424 form family.

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Contact Information

For questions regarding the funding opportunity or referrals to a regional point of contact, please contact:

Julia Royster, Competition Manager
Phone: (301) 427-8686
Email: [email protected]

EPA Community Change GrantsGrant


1. Max. Grant Award: $20 million for community-driven investments; $3 million for engagement of disadvantaged communities

Project Type: Planning; Construction

EPA’s Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants program anticipates awarding $2 billion nationally to benefit disadvantaged communities through projects to reduce pollution, increase community climate resilience, and build community response capacity. The Community Change Grants will support comprehensive community and place-based approaches to redressing environmental and climate injustices for communities facing legacy pollution, climate change, and persistent disinvestment.

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Grant Priorities

Track 1: Community-driven investments for Change

  • Climate resiliency and adaptation
  • Mitigating climate and health risks from urban heat islands, extreme heat, wood heater emissions, and wildfire events
  • Community-led air and other pollution monitoring, prevention, and remediation
  • Investments in low- and zero-emission and resilient technologies and related infrastructure
  • Workforce development that supports the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants
  • Reducing indoor toxics and indoor air pollution

Track 2: Facilitating engagement of disadvantaged communities in public processes

  • Support for state and federal advisory groups for environmental and climate justice
  • Participation in workshops
  • Engagement in environmental and related rulemakings
  • Engagement in other public processes

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Eligibility Requirements

Applications must meet all eligibility criteria, as outlined in Section III of the NOFO, Comply with the content and submission requirements. Meet the eligibility and statutory partnership requirements in Section III.A. to be considered for funding.

Applications for both tracks must include:

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
  • Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A)
  • EPA Key Contacts Forms 5700-54
  • EPA Preaward Compliance Review Report Form 4700-4 (Useful tips)
  • Project Narrative Attachment Form
  • Attachments using the “Other Attachments Form” in gov including Program Budget Template, Partnership Agreement, and Indirect Cost Rate Agreement

Additional Track 1 Requirements:

  • Climate Action Strategy – applications must include at least one project aligned with at least one of EPA’s Climate Action Strategies, e.g., Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions
  • Pollution Reduction Strategy – applications must include at least one project aligned with at least one of EPA’s Pollution Reduction Strategies, e.g., Clean Water Infrastructure to Reduce Pollution Exposure and Increase Overall System Resilience
  • Community Engagement and Collaborative Governance Plan – details how applicants will inform, respond to, and engage community members throughout project development and implementation
  • Community Strength Plan – describes how applicants’ proposed projects will enhance the overall strength and economic prosperity of the community
  • Readiness Approach – describes how applicants will successfully complete the grant within the 3 year period of performance

Compliance Plan – describes how applicants will ensure compliance with the grant’s terms and conditions and manage broader legal and compliance risks.

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Matching Requirements

No cost-sharing or matching is required.

For Michigan applicants, the State of Michigan through the Make it in Michigan Competitiveness Fund will provide 5% match funding of the total awarded amount for eligible Community Change Grant applications awarded by the EPA to fund projects benefiting disadvantaged communities in Michigan. To be eligible for this match funding, applications for the Community Change Grant must be fully submitted to the EPA prior to August 1, 2024.

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Eligible Costs

Eligible Costs include:

  • Tree planting
  • Multi-benefit stormwater projects
  • Targeted water infrastructure upgrades, e.g., private-side lead lines replacement
  • New parks or enhancing/expanding existing parks to provide climate resilience benefits like heat island reduction and flood mitigation
  • “Complete Streets” projects to improve walkability, bike-ability, and transit use
  • Measurement, analysis, design, planning, and engineering work necessary to submit a competitive application for state and/or federal funding for large-scale improvements to significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions and/or improve climate resilience
  • Community resilience hubs that remain open during an emergency
  • Workforce development programs that will help reduce Greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants to benefit disadvantaged communities

Ineligible Costs:

Ineligible costs include projects for community or Tribal relocation activities. Relocation activities generally include activities intended to plan or assist the moving of an individual from their residence or a business from its place of business.

For more information on eligible project activities, please refer to Appendix C and D of the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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Project Timeline

All projects funded by Community Change Grants must be completed within 3 years. There can be no extensions.

EPA anticipates that the first awards will be made in the late Spring of 2024 and will continue to be made on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted.

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Application Deadline

Applications are being accepted by EPA on a rolling basis through November 21, 2024.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis as described in Section V of the Notice of Funding Opportunity to facilitate and expedite the review and award process. EPA cannot guarantee that funding will be available through the end of the NOFO 12-month application period as funding availability is dependent on the volume and quality of applications received, as well as other applicable programmatic and funding considerations.

Applicants must apply electronically through Grants.gov. If your organization has no access to the internet or access is very limited, you may request an exception from applying through Grants.gov.

Organizations applying to this funding opportunity must have an active SAM.gov registration. If you do not have a SAM.gov account, then you will need to create an account using login.gov to complete your SAM.gov registration. Finalizing these registrations could take a month or more so please register as soon as possible to prevent a delayed registration from affecting your ability to submit an application.

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Contact Information

For general information or questions about this NOFO, please email: [email protected]

To request TA for preparing a Community Change Grant application, please fill out the request form or call 1 (800) 540-8123 if you have any questions or need help in filling out the form. If you need language assistance, please send an email to [email protected].

For Michigan applicants, to request help connecting with potential project partners or technical assistance providers in Michigan, contact:

Office of Climate and Energy

[email protected]

Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate

[email protected]

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant ProgramGrant


Max. Grant Award: $60,000

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds, and the species and habitats they support.

This grant is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) USDA Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production, FedEx, Southern Company and Arconic Foundation.

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Grant Priorities

Projects should increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation. This program expects that applicants will represent a mixture of urban and rural communities. Projects that advance an existing conservation plan or strategy are prioritized.

Proposals should address at least one bullet under each of the five following bolded priorities:

  • On-the-Ground Restoration: Projects must restore and/or create wetlands, coastal or riparian areas
  • Environmental Outreach, Education & Training: Projects must integrate meaningful outreach, education and/or training into the proposed on-the-ground activities that advance local watershed and conservation goal
  • Community Partnerships: Projects must involve five or more partners (public and private entities) including the applicant
  • Measurable Results: Projects must result in specific, measurable ecological, educational and community benefits
  • Sustainability: Projects must include a plan for maintenance and care of the project beyond the grant period

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Eligibility Requirements

Projects selected may be subject to requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act (state and federal), and National Historic Preservation Act. Documentation of compliance with these regulations must be approved prior to initiating activities that disturb or alter habitat or other features of the project site(s). Applicants should budget time and resources to obtain the needed approvals. As may be applicable, successful applicants may be required to comply with additional Federal, state or local requirements and obtain all necessary permits and clearances.

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Matching Requirements

The ratio of matching contributions offered is considered during the review process, and projects are required to meet or exceed a 1:.75 match ratio to be competitive.

Matching contributions must be non-federal in nature and may include in-kind contributions of staff and volunteer time, work performed, materials and services donated, cash or other tangible contributions to the project objectives and outcomes.

Additionally, partner contributions can serve as matching contributions and grantees for this grant program commonly use a large amount of in-kind matching contributions to reach this threshold by utilizing their community partnerships to generate match. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact NFWF for assistance in determining what qualifies as in-kind or any other matching contribution (see “Contact Information” section below).

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Eligible Costs

Eligible Costs:

  • On-the-Ground Restoration
  • Environmental Outreach, Education & Training
  • Community Partnerships
  • Measurable Results in ecological, educational and community benefits
  • Sustainability

Ineligible Costs:
Activities that are ineligible uses of grant funds include equipment, political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, and compliance with legal requirements, e.g., permit conditions, mitigation, and settlement agreements. For additional details, please click here.

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Project Timeline

Grants should span 12 to 18 months with a start date in late summer/early fall 2024.

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Application Deadline & Forms

All application materials must be submitted online through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Easygrants system by January 31, 2024, 11:59pm ET.

A Tip Sheet is available for quick reference while you are working through your application and can be downloaded here. Additional information to support the application process can be accessed on the NFWF website’s Applicant Information page.

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Contact Information

Sarah Vest
Coordinator, Regional Programs
(202) 595-2602
[email protected]

Kaitlyn Hill
Program Manager, Community Stewardship
(202) 595-2436
[email protected]

For issues or assistance with our online Easygrants system, please contact:
Easygrants Helpdesk
Email: [email protected]
Voicemail: 202-595-2497
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday.
Include: Your name, proposal ID #, e-mail address, phone number, program you are applying to, and a description of the issue.

Flood Mitigation Assistance ProgramGrant


Max. Grant Award: Varies by Project Type

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program is a competitive program that provides funding to states, federally recognized Tribal governments, U.S. territories, and local governments. Since the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 was signed into law, funds are used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

Currently, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program. Through BRIC, FEMA invests in a variety of mitigation activities with an added focus on infrastructure projects benefitting disadvantaged communities, nature-based solutions, climate resilience and adaption, and adopting hazard resistant building codes.

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Grant Priorities

Grant priorities are:

  • Capacity and Capability Building (C&CB) Activities, e.g., mitigation plans, technical assistance by states to communities, and project scoping
  • Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects
  • Individual Flood Mitigation Projects

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Eligibility Requirements

FEMA requires state, local, federally recognized Tribal governments, and U.S. territories to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plansas a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for hazard mitigation assistance projects. For more information, refer to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance.

Additionally, Projects must:

    1. Be cost-effective
    2. Be located in a participating NFIP Community(In good standing
    3. Meet applicable NFIP flood insurance policy requirements
    4. Align with the applicable hazard mitigation plan
    5. Meet all environmental and historic preservation (EHP) requirements
    6. Meet other program requirements

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Matching Requirements

Generally, the cost share for this program is 75% federal cost share and 25% non-federal cost share. Contributions of cash, third-party in-kind services, materials, or any combination thereof, may be accepted as part of the non-federal cost share.

FEMA may contribute increased federal cost share for properties that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) at the time of application and meet the definitions of Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) or Repetitive Loss (RL). Additionally, FEMA may contribute up to 90% federal cost share (for eligible costs) for activities or projects that impact properties with NFIP insurance that are located within a census tract with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) score of not less than 0.5001.

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Eligible Costs

The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program funds activities and projects, including:

    1. Capability and Capacity Building Activities
    2. Mitigation Plans
    3. Technical Assistance by States to Communities
    4. Project Scoping
    5. Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects
    6. Individual Flood Mitigation Projects
    7. Management Costs

Additional capability and capacity building activities also may be funded, including:

  1. Partnership Development to Conduct Eligible Mitigation Activities
  2. Enhancing Local Floodplain Management
  3. Severe Repetitive Loss/Repetitive Loss Strategy Development
  4. Other Capability and Capacity Building Activities

A sampling of eligible project types is profiled in the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Mitigation Action Portfolio (MAP) and serve as case studies in innovative mitigation at a variety of project scales.

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Project Timeline

The Period of Performance (POP) is 36 months starting on the dates of the recipient’s federal award.

Given the complexity of the Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects, the applicant may submit a request for a longer POP in the application for FEMA to review and approve. A longer POP for a Localized Flood Risk Reduction Project must be requested, documented, reasonable, and justified. Any subsequent amendments to the federal award will not extend the POP unless explicitly stated. Please refer to the “Contact Information” section below to contact the program officers for any questions regarding the project timeline.

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Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by Feb 29 2024, 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Flood Mitigation Assistance will not accept paper applications.

U.S. territories, and federal recognized Tribal government can submit applications on behalf of subapplicants for FMA funding in the FEMA Grants Outcomes (GO). Learn more about the FEMA GO system, including user guides and templates. Or directly access the FEMA GO portal.

Applicants may have their own priorities and or requirements when screening their subapplications. Subapplicants cannot submit directly to FEMA and must submit their subapplications to their applicant for review and submission and should contact their State Hazard Mitigation Officer to find out their deadline to submit subapplications.

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Contact Information

For FEMA GO: Email the FEMA GO Helpdeskor call 877-585-3242.

For Hazard Mitigation Assistance-specific questions: Call the HMA Helpline at 866-222-3580 or Region 5 FEMA contact at 202-646-2500.

If applicants do not know who to contact or if there are programmatic questions or concerns, please contact the FEMA Grants Information Desk by e-mail OR by phone at (800) 368-6498, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Wisconsin State Contact – Heather Thole; Phone: (608) 282-5301; Email: [email protected]; Wisconsin Emergency Management, 2400 Wright Street, P.O. Box 7865, Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7865

Michigan State Contact – Matt Schnepp; Phone: (517) 284-3950; Fax: (517) 284-3857; Email: [email protected]; Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, Michigan State Police, PO Box 30634, Lansing, Michigan 48909

Region 5 Contacts (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

  1. General – Phone: 312-408-5500; Email: [email protected]
  2. Congressional/Intergovernmental – Phone: 312-408-4427; Email: [email protected]
  3. News Desk – Phone: 312-408-4455; Email: [email protected]
  4. Tribal Affairs – Phone: 312-408-5286; Email: [email protected]

Land and Water Conservation FundGrant


Max. Grant Award: No maximum

Project Type: Planning; Construction

Created by Congress in 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides grants for projects that protect natural areas, water resources, and the nation’s cultural heritage, as well as projects that provide recreation opportunities.

In Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources administers the state’s LCWF program in partnership with the National Park Service. DNR strongly encourages applicants to contact their regional project manager as early as possible in the planning stages of a project, ideally within three months prior to submitting an application.

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Grant Priorities

The LCWF prioritizes recreation-focused projects on waterfront properties open to the public and focuses on preserving and enhancing natural wildlife and areas. WDNR’s Grant Program Guidance details LWCF funding priorities including projects that:

• Meet the needs of urban areas;
• Provide recreation opportunities for elderly, minority, disabled, and low-income populations;
• Acquire land in areas with limited outdoor recreation facilities;
• Provide multi-use and multi-season facilities;
• Enhance or preserve natural beauty;
• Are proposed by applicants which have sufficient financial resources to adequately maintain and operate the project; and
• Have other priority characteristics specified in law/statute/code or the LWCF Federal Financial Assistance Manual, Vol. 72.

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Eligibility Requirements

The following are threshold requirements that must be met to be eligible for this funding opportunity:

  • LWCF projects must be specified in a local adopted and approved Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP), or otherwise known as a Parks and Open Space Plan. A CORP must be updated every five years.
  • The project must also be consistent with the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) adopted by the DNR. The SCORP identifies in-county public camp sites and access to nature walks as top needs in the state.
  • Applicants must also have a current signed resolution (within the past 2 years) from the applicant’s governing board approving the project. The resolution must outline the governing board’s commitment of funding to complete the project by including:
    • (1) A statement that enough funds have been budged to complete the project;
    • (2) The name of an authorized representative designated (by title) to act on behalf of the applicant to submit an application; submit reimbursement claims along with necessary supporting documentation within 6 months of project completion date; and take necessary action to undertake, direct, and complete the approved project; and
    • (3) A statement that the applicant will comply with all local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and ordinances relating to the project and maintain the completed project in an attractive, inviting, and safe manner; will keep the facilities open to the general public during reasonable hours consistent with the type of facility; and will obtain from the DNR or the National Park Service approval in writing before any change is made in the use of the project site.

A sample resolution meeting these requirements can be found here.

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Matching Requirements

Matching funds must be equal to or greater than the amount of the grant award, i.e., a 50% match.

Grant recipients may charge reasonable user fees (e.g. state park daily entrance or camping fee) to defray operation and maintenance costs. However, any income accruing from the property should be used for purposes that support the original grant contract. Income accruing to an area receiving assistance during the project period from a source other than the intended recreational use must be used to reduce the total costs of the project.

Typically, federal grants cannot be used to provide matching funds for other federal grants. Common allowable sources of matching funds include:

  • Applicant funds, e.g., general funds, fee revenues, etc.;
  • Financial donations from private organizations and individuals;
  • Municipal labor, equipment, and materials provided by the municipal applicant; and
  • In-kind donations of labor, services, materials, and equipment from private organizations and individuals.

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Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include:

  • Pre-engineering costs for development projects;
  • Direct costs which are supported by time sheets, vouchers or similar documentation reflecting specific assignment to a project are eligible project costs;
  • Equipment rental at rates that not exceed the county machinery rates established annually by the department of transportation;
  • Actual fringe benefits paid as part of the direct labor costs claimed; and
  • Engineering or planning fees necessary to complete eligible items, which may be recovered retroactively.

Ineligible costs include:

  • Construction costs incurred prior to the date of the grant award;
  • Purchase of equipment;
  • Income-generating facilities (e.g. concession buildings);
  • Stand-alone maintenance facilities that do not specifically serve the grant property;
  • Facilities developed on property that was acquired via condemnation;
  • Donated labor, materials, land, or other activities which do not result in an actual expenditure by the sponsor and indirect costs are not allowable in the claim; and
  • Buildings primarily devoted to operation and maintenance.

An applicant’s eligible and ineligible costs will be further defined during the discussions with the regional program officer (please click on “Contact Information” section below for links).

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Project Timeline

Projects that can be completed within 3 years receive priority.

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Application Deadline & Forms

Complete grant applications must be submitted electronically to the Regional Project Manager by 11:59pm on May 1. Applications are accepted annually.

The time between submitting a complete application and receiving a grant contract ranges from 6-18 months depending on the details of each project. An application submitted in May 1, 2025, could receive funding sometime between November 1, 2025, and November 1, 2026.

The application form for the LCWF program is available on DNR’s website here and instructions here. To apply for a LCWF grant, applicants will need a Unique Entity ID (UEI) number that can be obtained by going to www.SAM.gov.

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Contact Information

Wisconsin Statewide Contact:
Pam Rood, Financial Assistance, Division of Internal Services, Facilities and Land
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (608) 333-3718

Wisconsin Northeast Regional Contact:
Jessica Terrien, Regional Project Manager, Land and Water Conservation Fund
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (920) 461-2680

Wisconsin Northern Regional Contact:
Pat Anderson, Regional Project Manager, Land and Water Conservation Fund
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (715) 416-5020

Wisconsin South Central Regional Contact:
Mary Rothenmaier, Regional Project Manager, Land and Water Conservation Fund
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (608) 720-0121

Wisconsin Southeast Regional Contact:
Jeremy Holtz, Regional Project Manager, Land and Water Conservation Fund
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (920) 883-7428

Wisconsin West Central Regional Contact:
Kurt Byfield, Regional Project Manager, Land and Water Conservation Fund
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (608) 501-4274

Michigan Coastal Management ProgramGrant


Max. Grant Award: $100,000 for planning projects; $150,000 for feasibility, engineering, and design projects; $200,000 for construction projects; $500,000 for land conservation through acquisition projects

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE), Water Resources Division (WRD) Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP) offers grant funds to assist in the development of vibrant and resilient coastal communities through the protection and restoration of our sensitive coastal resources and biologically diverse ecosystems. This grant funding supports the efforts of coastal communities, non-profit organizations, universities, and Tribal governments to protect, preserve, restore, enhance, and wisely develop our coastal resources along the longest freshwater coastline in the nation.

These grant funds are made possible through the partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972.

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Grant Priorities

MCMP grant priorities include the development of vibrant and resilient coastal communities through the protection and restoration of Michigan’s sensitive coastal resources and biologically diverse ecosystems.

Focus Areas:

  • Coastal Water Dependent Uses and Community Development – plan and manage future growth and development on lands adjacent to the coast, while protecting coastal natural resources, maritime heritage resources, water-dependent livelihoods, outdoor recreation, and other assets and activities that contribute to the community’s sense of place
  • Coastal Waters – protect and manage coastal waters, including planning and installing nature-based solutions like vegetated buffers, raingardens, and living shorelines to manage and slow the flow of stormwater and coastal flooding
  • Coastal Hazards – increase coastal communities’ understanding of the risks associated with living on the coast from coastal erosion, flooding, stormwater, and urban heat to build upon the ability to absorb, respond, and adapt to impacts from coastal storms and Great Lakes water level variabilities
  • Coastal Habitat – protect, preserve, and restore healthy coastal wetlands, beaches, and dunes
  • Public Access – protect, restore, create, and enhance public access to the Great Lakes using approaches that support coastal communities; foster appreciation of our natural, cultural, and historic resources; and create coastal tourism opportunities

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Eligibility Requirements

Site-specific, low-cost construction projects, and land acquisitions must be located entirely within the approved MCMP coastal boundary. Coastal zone boundary maps are available through the MCMP’s website.

Please contact the grant administrators using the links in the “Contact Information” section below for the most up-to-date information on eligibility requirements.

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Matching Requirements

All applicants must demonstrate the ability to provide a 1-to-1, non-federal match and provide documentation of committed funds and the source of such funds. Match may be in the form of cash, in-kind services, or donations.

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Eligible Costs

The following project types are eligible costs under MCMP grants:

  • Planning – includes a variety of proposed actions that meet the needs of coastal communities and typically result in the development of a Master Plan, conservation, or recreational plan, or plans that expand upon coastal values and characteristics.
  • Feasibility, Engineering, and Design – includes site specific investigations such as feasibility studies, creation of conceptual designs, and/or final engineering plans that lead to a low-cost construction, habitat restoration, or other on-the-ground implementation work.
  • Low-Cost Construction – includes projects that physically alter publicly owned property for site specific enhanced public access, habitat restoration, installation of bioengineering and green infrastructure practices, and installation of signage.
  • Land Conservation Through Acquisition – includes projects that propose land acquisition, purchase of easements, and purchase of development rights. Note: Only units of government or public entities are eligible for this funding and all purchases must demonstrate significant ecological value, need for protection, and must be managed in perpetuity.

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Project Timeline

The period of performance for MCMP grants are 12-15 months.

Grant Funding Opportunities are released in October of each year. Grant awards announcement are typically released the following Summer with awards beginning October 1.

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Application Deadline

The Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO) is released annually in the fall with applications due mid-December.

If you are interested in funding through the MCMP, complete and submit its Project Interest Form and one of the MCMP Focus Area Coordinators will follow up with you.

Please contact grant administrators for the most up-to-date information related to application deadlines and forms.

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Contact Information

For questions or inquiries, please contact:

Ronda Wuycheck, Program Manager
517-420-5921
[email protected]

Adam Arend, Community Development Coordinator
517-231-2793
[email protected]

Emily Kirkpatrick, Coastal Hazards Coordinator
517-290-5476
[email protected]

Dave Schuberg, Coastal Habitat Coordinator
517-331-1792
[email protected]

Melissa Letosky, Coastal Waters Coordinator
517-416-7001
[email protected]

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation GrantsGrant


Max. Grant Award: $1,000,000

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program annually provides grants of up to $1 million to coastal and Great Lakes states to protect, restore and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. The Program is funded by revenues collected from excise taxes on sport fishing equipment, electric motors and sonar, import duties on fishing tackle, yachts and pleasure craft, a portion of the gasoline tax attributable to motorboats and small engines, and interest on the fund, under the authority of the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act of 1950.

The grant program is co-administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programand the Coastal Program.

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Grant Priorities

Priority is given to projects that:

1) support the goals of the National Wetlands Priority Conservation Plan,
2) provide long-term conservation,
3) conserve maritime forest on coastal barrier islands,
4) benefit threatened and endangered species,
5) encourage public-private partnerships, or
6) complement other conservation projects.

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Eligibility Requirements

All projects must ensure long‐term conservation (at least 20 years) of coastal wetland resources

For more information about the eligibility requirements for this funding opportunity, please contact the program officers using the “Contact Information” section below.

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Matching Requirements

States provide 50% of the project cost or 25% if the state has a land conservation program. Match can be provided by the state or partners and may include the value of previously conserved land and in-kind contributions.

For more information about matching requirements, please reference the Notice of Funding Opportunity here.

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Eligible Costs

The NCWCG Program provides eligible State agencies with grants for projects that protect and restore valuable coastal wetland resources. Projects can include:

  1. Acquisition of a real property interest (e.g., conservation easement or fee title) in coastal lands or waters (coastal wetlands ecosystems) from willing sellers or partners for long‐term conservation;
  2. Restoration, enhancement, or management of coastal wetlands ecosystems; or
  3. A combination of acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management.

Ineligible Costs:

  1. Projects that are not eligible for NCWCG Program funding include:1. Projects to create wetlands where wetlands did not previously exist are ineligible; and
  2. Projects to acquire and/or restore upper portions of watersheds where benefits to the coastal wetlands ecosystem are not significant and direct.

For more information on eligible and ineligible costs, please click here.

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Project Timeline

The period of performance for this funding opportunity appears to be flexible but typically within 12 months.

Please click the Notice of Funding Opportunity here for details, and reference the “Contact Information” section below to get in touch with program officers.

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Application Deadline & Forms

Grant application packages must be submitted in GrantSolutions.gov or Grants.gov no later than Friday, June 21, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The grant opportunity can be found here.

Tribes, local governments, conservation organizations, and private landowners are encouraged to work with state agencies to develop a project and submit an application.

We strongly encourage you to email a draft of your application to your WSFR Regional Office and/or Coastal Program contact (see “Contact Information” section below) at least four weeks prior to the due date (i.e., by May 24, 2024) for pre-deadline review.

Contact Information

For technical questions regarding the grant application, please contact:
Nick Popoff
Email: [email protected]

Midwest Region 3 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin) may contact the regional grant contacts by completing the online messaging forms linked below for:

Mandy Kamps, USWS Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Office of Conservation Investment

Jessico Collier, USWS Great Lakes Coastal Restoration and Partnerships Coordinator, Green Bay Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Coastal Program
Phone: (920) 866-1728

Elizabeth Berg, USWS Coastal Program Biologist, Midwest Region Headquarters Ecological Services Coastal Program
Phone: (612) 713-5138

Christie Deloria-Sheffield, USWS Great Lakes Coastal Program Coordinator, Midwest Region Headquarters Coastal Program

Sewer Overflow & Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants ProgramGrant

Project Drivers:
Additional Goals:
States:

Max. Grant Amount: No maximum

Project Type: Planning; Construction

As amended in 2018, the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants (OSG) Program is intended to address infrastructure needs for combined sewer overflows (CSO), sanitary sewer overflows (SSO), and stormwater management.

Congress awards grants to states, and states make sub-awards to eligible entities and projects. States are required to provide a 20% match to the federal grant award. In Wisconsin, the DNR plans to meet the cost-share requirement by selecting projects also funded by the Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Management (UNPS & SW) Construction Grant Program.

In Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources administers the state’s OSG program. Potential applicants are encouraged to reach out to DNR staff for support navigating the application process.

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Grant Priorities

In Wisconsin, the OSG program is still under development. Please contact the program managers listed below for the most up-to-date information.

OSG program guidelines prioritize:

  • Investment in projects in rural and/or financially distressed communities. At least 25% of the program funds must be awarded to rural and/or financially distressed communities. For purposes of the OSG program in Wisconsin, rural communities are those with less than 10,000 residents and financially distressed communities are those that have small populations, low household income, high poverty rates, expected population loss, and high unemployment.
  • Investments in green infrastructure projects. At least 20% of the funds must be awarded to green infrastructure. Eligible GSI projects include rainwater harvesting collection, storage, management, and distribution systems, infiltration basins, constructed wetlands, bioretention/bioswales, and shoreline creation, protection, and restoration.

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Eligibility Requirements

As the OSG program is still being developed, please contact the grant administrators listed in the “Contact Information” section below to confirm whether the inclusion of the project in the CIP or local plans are required for the OSG program.

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Matching Requirements

Projects funded by OSG grants may be required to provide a 45-50% match from non-federal funds. Potential sources of matching funds include:

  • State grants
  • Private contributions for businesses or non-profits
  • In-kind services
  • CWSRF loan dollars that qualify as “non-federal.”

In Wisconsin, matching requirements can likely be met with a grant from the Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water Management Grant because those grants are funded with State bond revenue. By pooling these grants, a recipient could potentially receive 100% of project funding through grants.

Further, OSG grant recipients that qualify as rural or disadvantaged communities may not be required to provide cost-share. Those matching funds must be from another source. And the percent cost-share, i.e., match, should be reduced when awarded to rural or disadvantaged communities.

Given that the Wisconsin program is still being developed, details about the match percentage and sources should be discussed with DNR staff using the “Contact Information” section below.

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Eligible Costs

The OSG program provides up to 55% of eligible project costs. Eligible costs include:

  • Planning and design; and
  • Construction.

Ineligible costs include:

  • Operations and maintenance;
  • Staff salaries; and
  • Usual operating expenses.

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Project Timeline

Projects funded with OSG grants must be completed within four years of the grant award.

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Application Deadline & Forms

In Wisconsin, DNR aligned the OSG program deadlines with the Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water Management Grant. Accordingly, OSG grant applications are due by April 15 of the calendar year prior to the awarded grant start year and are only accepted in odd years. For example, for a grant award in 2026, the application deadline would be April 15, 2025.

In Wisconsin, the application form for the OSG program is available on DNR’s website here. You can find additional additional resources here. The OSG application process is the same as the Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water Management Grant program. In other words, these programs have the same application.

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Contact Information

Wisconsin Statewide Contact:
Corinne Johnson, Grant Program Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (608) 720-0120

Wisconsin Statewide Contact:
Joanna Griffin, Runoff Management Grants Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (608) 400-9519

Wisconsin Regional Contact:
Jessiah Bennett, Water Resources Management Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (414) 458-0448

Southeast Michigan Resilience FundGrant


Max. Grant Award: $400,000

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund is a public-private partnership that increases the resilience of communities and natural resources in Southeast Michigan by reducing the impact of stormwater through green stormwater infrastructure solutions, improving water quality, enhancing habitat, and increasing the accessibility and usability of public green space and natural areas.

Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the Fund is a public-private partnership among Cleveland-Cliffs, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the USDA Forest Service.

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Grant Priorities

The Fund will award grants in the following categories:

  1. Expanding Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Enhancing Public Space
  2. Improving Habitat Quality and Connectivity and Enhancing Public Space

Priority will be given to projects that directly benefit and engage low-income communities and communities of color. Projects that are not located in or meaningfully benefit these communities will be less competitive. Priority will be given to projects that meaningfully and directly engage communities in their ideation, design, implementation, and/or long-term maintenance and sustainability.

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Eligibility Requirements

The following threshold requirements must be met to be eligible for this funding opportunity:

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Matching Requirements

Match for this grant is not required; however, the ratio of matching contributions offered to grant funding requested is one criterion considered during the review process. Providing some match (non-federal and federal) is encouraged to demonstrate broad support for the project and overall impact of the work.

Match can be any combination of in cash and/or in-kind goods and services (for example external/partner services, volunteers or grantee in-kind, materials and services donated, etc.) or other tangible contributions to the project objectives and outcomes.

No priority will be given to higher cash percentages versus other sources of match. In addition, eligible indirect costs (that would not be paid with requested grant funding) may be applied as match. More information about using indirect costs as match can be found by clicking here. Full information on how to document match, including a description of acceptable sources of match, is available at http://www.nfwf.org/whatwedo/grants/applicants/Pages/faqs.aspx

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Eligible Costs

Eligible Costs:

  • Expanding green stormwater infrastructure while enhancing the quality of, access to, and/or use of community green space or natural areas
  • Habitat restoration projects that improve the quality and connectivity of habitats

Ineligible Costs:

Activities that are ineligible uses of grant funds include equipment, political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, and compliance with legal requirements, e.g., permit conditions, mitigation, and settlement agreements. For additional details, please click here.

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Project Timeline

Anticipated completion time for funded projects will typically be two years following finalization of a grant agreement. The standard grant period may include a third year in cases with a demonstrated need for additional time to complete critical project activities including but not limited to, final design or engineering, project establishment or maintenance, community engagement/outreach, or monitoring.

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Application Deadline & Forms

Full proposals must be submitted online (easygrants.nfwf.org) by September 28, 2023, 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

A Tip Sheet is available for quick reference while you are working through your application. This document can be downloaded here.

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Contact Information

Aislinn Gauchay, Program Director, Great Lakes
Phone: 612-564-7284
Email: [email protected]

Traci Giefer, Senior Program Manager, Great Lakes
Phone: 612-564-7296
Email: [email protected]

Naomi Attaway, Coordinator, Regional Programs
Phone: 202-595-2657
Email: [email protected]

Surface Water GrantsGrant


Max. Grant Award: Varies dependent on grant project types

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The Surface Water Grant Program provides over $6 million annually for eligible projects. Funding comes from the Water Resources Account of the Conservation Fund, drawing from boat gas tax revenues. This program, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, provides cost-sharing grants for surface water protection and restoration.

Funding is available for education, ecological assessments, planning, implementation, and aquatic invasive species prevention and control. With many different projects eligible for grant funding, applicants can support surface water management at any stage: from organization capacity development to project implementation.

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Grant Priorities

Funding priorities vary depending on the grant type. In general, strong projects will be specific, well-thought out, and include specific details. You should strive to describe your project richly, but concisely. As you develop your project, be sure to consider the appropriate ranking sheet of your grant type.

The ranking sheets in Appendix A of the DNR Surface Water Grant Applicant Guide present the criteria ranking teams will use to assign funding priority to the applications submitted for consideration for a Surface Water Grant.

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Eligibility Requirements

As a baseline threshold, applicants must:

  • Be an eligible organization
  • Submit their pre-application by September 15, applications are due November 15
  • Applicants must request a determination of project eligibility by September 15

Additional prerequisites vary depending on the grant type. For more information, please see the DNR Surface Water Grant Applicant Guide.

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Matching Requirements

The minimum percentage of the total project costs required as grantee match is determined by the grant category. All planning grants provide a 67% cost share, while all management grants are shared at a rate of 75%. SWE Grants have a 33% grantee match requirement. To be eligible to receive a $5,000 SWE Grant award, the total project costs must be $7,462.69 (=$5,000/33%). The state share is the $5,000 grant and the local share is $2,462.69 (=$7,462.69-$5,000) as grantee match.

All sources of grantee match, including donations, must be identified in the grant application. Eligible grantee match may include:

  • 33% Management 25%
  • Eligible costs paid with funds generated by local, non-DNR state or federal agencies, foundations, businesses, private individuals, or nonprofit organizations.
  • Donated eligible costs (e.g., donated equipment, volunteer labor, supplies or construction materials, professional labor, etc.).

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Eligible Costs

Funds can be used for a wide variety of projects related to surface water, under one of two general categories:

(1) Education and Planning Projects: help communities understand surface water conditions, determine management goals, and develop strategic management plans.

(2) Management Projects: protect and improve water quality and aquatic habitat and prevent and control aquatic invasive species (AIS). Some projects require an approved recommendation in a management plan to be eligible for funding.

Costs not directly associated with or necessary for the implementation of the project, as determined by the department, are ineligible for reimbursement.

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Project Timeline

Projects must be completed within a year of the grant award.

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Application Deadline

By May 1 of each year, the applicant should establish their eligibility for grant funding by submitting Grant Eligibility Application Form 8700-380 and supporting documentation to their regional environmental grant specialist. The environmental grant specialist has the right to review an organization’s eligibility at any time, and it is best to confirm your eligibility before you apply for a grant.

If you are thinking about applying for a grant, contact your local lake, streams or AIS biologist as early as possible.

Every applicant must submit a project pre-application to [email protected] by September 15. The pre-application is essentially a draft of the surface water grant application (Form 8700-284).

Between September and October, the regional biologist will work with you to refine and finalize your application. During this period, the complete application and all supporting documentation, e.g., authorizing resolution, project maps, letters of support, lab forms, etc., must be submitted.

Your local biologist will review your pre-application; you may be required to attend a pre-application scoping meeting prior to the final application deadline by 11:59 p.m. on November 15.

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Contact Information

If you would like to confirm your organization’s eligibilityfor grant funding, contact:
your regional environmental grant specialist

For technical assistance in developing a project, contact:
your regional Lake, Streams or AIS biologist

For information on the surface water grant program, email:
[email protected]

For general information on DNR grant programs, contact:
CFA Bureau staff

Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water Management GrantGrant

Project Drivers:
Additional Goals:
States:

Max. Grant Award: $85,000 for planning grants; $150,000 for construction grants, with a potential of an addition $50,000 for land acquisition

Project Type: Planning; Construction

Funded by revenue from state bonds, the Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water (UNPS&SW) Management Grant Program offers competitive grants to local governments for the control of pollution from diffuse urban sources that is carried by storm water runoff as defined in NR 155.12(31)., Wis Adm code. Grants from the UNPS&SW Program reimburse costs of planning or construction projects controlling urban nonpoint source and storm water runoff pollution.

This grant is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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Grant Priorities

Highest priority in selecting projects under these grant programs will be given to projects that implement performance standards and prohibitions contained in ch. NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code, and/or that address waterbodies in a EPA-Approved TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load), those that exceed groundwater enforcement standards.

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Eligibility Requirements

Local government applicants must have either jurisdiction over the project area or be required to control storm water discharge with an inter-governmental agreement between the municipality and DNR. In addition, projects must be in an urban area. Urban areas include jurisdictions with a population density of 1,000 or more persons per square mile or an area with commercial land use. Commercial land use includes:

  1. strip commercial, office parks, shopping centers and downtown commercial; and/or
  2. governmental, institutional, transportation and recreational land uses that contain source areas generating an above-average amount of rainfall runoff volumes and/or pollutant loads, such as parking lots, streets, storage areas, or large
    landscaped areas.

To confirm whether the inclusion of the project in the CIP or plans are required for the UNPS&SW grant program, please contact the grant administrators listed in the “Contact Information” section below.

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Matching Requirements

Construction and planning projects are cost shared at 50%.

Proofs of purchase are included for all state cost-share amounts to be reimbursed. Proofs of purchase may include accepted bids, accepted estimates, invoices, work orders, or contractual agreements.

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Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include:

  • Planning and design;
  • Stormwater best management practice implementation; and
  • Construction.

Design costs incurred before a grant application may be reimbursable so long as they meet the requirements of NR 154. And planning grants can be used to pay for a variety of planning activities such as stormwater management planning for existing or new development, related information and education activities, or ordinance and utility district development and enforcement. Additional details about eligible costs by BMP type can be found here.

Ineligible costs include construction costs incurred prior to the grant application.

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Project Timeline

Projects must be completed within two years of the start date.

If a grant is awarded, the project start date is the following January, i.e., January 1, 2026, and must be completed by January 1, 2028. These timelines are dependent on the adoption of state or federal budgets. Delays in those processes can delay this timetable.

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Application Deadline & Forms

Applications are due annually on April 15. DNR accepts UNPS&SW grant applications for planning and construction in alternating years. For the 2025-2026 funding cycle, DNR is accepting planning grants. For planning grants for projects to being in 2026, the deadline is April 15, 2025. This is the same deadline (and application process) as the OSG program.

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Contact Information

Wisconsin Statewide Contact:
Joanna Griffin, Runoff Management Grants Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (608) 400-9519

Wisconsin Statewide Contact:
Corinne Johnson, Nonpoint Source Program Grant Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (608) 720-0120

Wisconsin Regional Contact:
Erin Hanson, Water Resources Management Specialist, Nonpoint Source, Regional Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (920) 360-7845

Wisconsin Coastal Management Program GrantsGrant


Max. Grant Award: No maximum

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) supports the management, protection, and restoration of Wisconsin’s coastal resources, and increases public access to the Great Lakes. Projects must be located in one or more Wisconsin counties adjacent to Lake Superior or Lake Michigan

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) administers WCMP Grants in collaboration with the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council (WCMC) and the Office for Coastal Management (OCM), U.S. Department of Commerce, through funding provided under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972.

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Grant Priorities

WCMP Grants are available in five categories:
1. Coastal Wetland Protection and Habitat Restoration
2. Nonpoint Source Pollution Control
3. Coastal Resources and Community Planning
4. Great Lakes Education
5. Public Access and Historic Preservation

Project evaluation will give the greatest weight to impact on coastal resources, followed by methodology, project budget, and timetable. A bonus point system encourages applicants to develop creative proposals that: build partnership alliances with other organizations or agencies; develop exceptional marketing, outreach, or education strategies; encourage coast-wide projects; and engage underrepresented communities.

Preference for Public Access and Historic Preservation projects includes those that incorporate sustainable building practices and green infrastructure that reduce stormwater runoff.

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Eligibility Requirements

The following threshold requirements must be met to be eligible for this funding opportunity:

Projects must be located in one or more Wisconsin counties adjacent to Lake Superior or Lake Michigan.

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Matching Requirements

WCMP Grant projects totaling $60,000 or less require a 50% match. Projects with a total budget larger than $60,000 require a 60% match.

Match may be in-kind, cash, or a combination of the two. Applicants must certify that they can supply the required match. Match cannot be federal funds except for tribal “self-sufficiency” grants. Local money spent before the grant is awarded cannot be considered as match, including expenses incurred in preparing this application, preliminary engineering reports, etc. All matching funds, including in-kind expenses, must be spent during the grant period (no prior match is allowed). In-kind match includes the use of equipment, supplies, land, or other commodity already owned by the applicant or the use of items or staff time donated by a third party.

Partnerships that include meaningful private contributions as part of the match are encouraged. Gifts and property donations are acceptable, but only if they are made during the grant period. Financial donations collected before the grant period may be included in the match calculation only if the money is expended after the grant period begins.

Volunteer time used as an in-kind match must be charged at the rate paid for the type of work being done. For example, the time an 2024-25 WCMP Grant Program Grant Application Instructions attorney spends doing data entry work for a project is charged at the rate paid to data entry operators. If the attorney volunteers to do legal work for the project, the attorney’s volunteer time is charged at the rate paid to an attorney.

Applicants must certify that they can supply the required match. Match cannot be federal funds except for tribal “self-sufficiency” grants. Local money spent before the grant is awarded cannot be considered as match, including expenses incurred in preparing this application, preliminary engineering reports, etc. If match funding is not available at the time of application, please describe what funding resources are being explored and when the funding decisions will be made. Commitment and security of match funding are included in the application evaluation criteria.

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Eligible Costs

Eligible costs:
• Coastal wetland protection and habitat restoration;
• Nonpoint source pollution control;
• Coastal resource and community planning;
• Great Lakes education; and
• Public access and historic preservation projects.

Ineligible costs:
• Activities to fulfill requirements of a permit;
• Pass-through/small grants competitions;
• Honoraria/awards; and
• Lobbying.

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Project Timeline

WCMP grant funded projects must be completed within one year.

2024-25 WCMP Grant Program Example
Application Deadline: November 3, 2023
Project Review Committee: January 2024
WCMC Meeting: February 2024
Projects Selected: March 2024
Projects Begin: July 1, 2024*
Project Completion: June 30, 2025
*Subject to release of federal funding and, for habitat restoration, acquisition projects, and other projects with a ground-moving component, approval of technical documentation.

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Application Deadline & Forms

Applications are due via email to [email protected] by November 3, 2023.​ Applicants are highly encouraged to discuss proposals with staff prior to the due date, and applicants requesting $100,000 or more are required to contact WCMP staff before submittal.

For information on current grant cycles, please contact the grant administrators listed in the “Contact Information” section below.

Contact Information

WCMP staff welcome questions and discussion of project ideas. Please contact WCMP staff at:

Mike Friis, Bureau Director
Phone: (608) 267-7982
Email: [email protected]

Kate Angel, Coastal Resources and Community Planning
Phone: (608) 267-7988
Email: [email protected]

Todd Breiby, Wetland Protection/Habitat Restoration
Phone: (608) 261-6349
Email: [email protected]

Lauren Leckwee, Public Access & Historic Preservation, Environmental Review
Phone: (608) 267-2125
Email: [email protected]

Lydia Salus, Great Lakes Education, BIL Opportunities
Phone: (608) 266-3687
Email: [email protected]

Or WCMP staff generally via email at [email protected]

Wisconsin Recreational Trails ProgramGrant

Project Drivers:
Additional Goals:
States:

Max. Grant Award: $250,000

Project Type: Planning; Construction

The Recreational Trails Program is a federal program that provides funds to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail uses. RTP grants are to be used on trail projects that further a specific goal or are included in the State Comprehensive Recreation Plan (SCORP) or a local plan referenced in the SCORP.

In Wisconsin, this program is administered by the Department of Natural Resources.

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Grant Priorities

RTP projects, in order of priority, are:
• Rehabilitation and maintenance of existing trails and trailhead facilities;
• Development of new trails, trail linkages and trailhead facilities (some restrictions apply on federal lands); and
• Acquisition of property for trails in areas with limited trail opportunities.
Note: applications for acquisition projects are not being accepted for State Fiscal Year 2024.

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Eligibility Requirements

RTP funds may only be used on trails which have been identified in or which further a specific goal of a local, county, or state trail plan included or referenced in the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). These include traditional trails as well as water trails recognized by the DNR (see https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/watertrails/ for more information about water trails).

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Matching Requirements

Eligible sponsors may be reimbursed for up to 80% of eligible project costs.

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Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include:

  1. Maintenance and restoration of existing trails;
  2. Development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail linkages;
  3. Construction of new trails (with certain restrictions on federal lands*); and
  4. Acquisition of easements and fee simple title to property for recreational trails or recreational trail corridors (must comply with the provisions of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended).

*Construction of new trails crossing federal lands only where permissible under other law, necessary and required by a statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan, approved by the DNR and the administering federal agency and consistent with applicable federal land management plans and policies.

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Project Timeline

If your project is selected for funding, you will be notified of a tentative award approximately 4 months after the application deadline. Final award and payment will be subject to several additional required reviews, including, in some cases, approval of the Natural Resources Board and the Joint Committee on Finance. The time between submitting a complete application and receiving a grant contract ranges from six to eighteen months.

For the most up to date information on project timelines and period of performance, please contact the grant managers using the “Contact Information” section below.

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Application Deadline

Applications are typically due on May 1each year. Please contact the grant program manager using the “Contact Information” section below to confirm application deadlines.

Stewardship Local Assistance Programs (STEW), Federal Land and Water Conservation Program (LWCF) and the Federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant Program Guidance and Application Materials available using the links below:

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Contact Information

For assistance with RTP grants, contact:

Bobbi Winebar, WDNR Grant Program Manager
Phone: (920) 461-2595

Email: [email protected]

Your regional DNR grant project manager