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Indiana Coastal Grants Program Indiana receives an annual allotment from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for projects to protect and restore natural, cultural and historic resources in Indiana's Lake Michigan coastal region.

Photo by Mike Molnar
Photo by Mike Molnar

Approximately $650,000 of this funding is available to local entities for projects meeting the program criteria for the 2013 grant cycle. Federal appropriations for the 2013 grant cycle are not yet set, as such all projects that receive state approval will be considered conditionally approved. If Federal Appropriations for 2013 are less than 2012, projects may receive a prorated award amount reflecting the difference in funding shortfall. The DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program administers the Indiana Coastal Grants Program.

2014 Pre-proposals are due on Friday, September 20, by 5pm Central time. 

Coastal Grant Basics: The Indiana Coastal Grants Program is comprised of two components: (1) Large Scale Grant Program; and (2) Small Scale Grant Program.

Projects are required to be located in the proposed Lake Michigan Coastal Program Area, which consists of the watershed area draining into Indiana's portion of Lake Michigan.

Coastal Program Area (Shapefile)

Public Benefit
The Coastal Zone Management Act Section 306A Guidance requires that construction and acquisition projects provide a broad based lasting public benefit.

Nonprofit Eligibility Requirements for Non-Construction Projects

Coastal Awareness Grants
This year the Lake Michigan Coastal Program set aside $10,000 for Small Grants to support CAM events. These small grants can be used for event support, outreach materials, and other appropriate items. Grants are for up to $2,000 and require 1:1 match. Funding must be used for events during CAM – June, 2012.

Application Materials:

Further Information
Please contact the Lake Michigan Coastal Program for further information at: or 317-233-0132.

Coastal Grants

The map below displays a sample of Lake Michigan Coastal Grants between the years 2003 and 2010 ranging from Low Cost Construction to Education/Outreach project types. While numerous grants are awarded each year, it's helpful to have a visual connection with the project locations and types in the coastal region.

The map will be updated as additional grant projects are identified. To learn more about a report location, zoom in or out by scrolling on the sidebar. Click on the project dot to see attributes as well access to each fact sheet.

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