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2023 Grant Funding Opportunity Creating a Culture of Resilience Capacity

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Water Resources Division (WRD), is pleased to announce the Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP) Creating a Culture of Resilience Capacity 2023 Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO).

Michigan’s coastal communities are on the front lines of facing the “perfect storm” from our seasonal fluctuating Great Lakes water levels impacted by climate change.  Impacts such as the record level lows (2013) and record high (2020) water levels, more intense and frequent storm events, and unseasonal temperatures.  Like many municipalities in Michigan, limited budgets, competing local interests, insufficient staff capacity and a lack of technical expertise make planning for resiliency challenging.  This GFO is targeted for capacity building to focus efforts on increasing coastal communities’ knowledge of coastal risks by conducting outreach, technical assistance, and training workshops on actions that lead communities to be resilient-ready.  The WRD anticipates $1 million in grant funds to be available for this round of funding.

Applications are to be submitted in PDF form to EGLE-WRD-CoastalProgram@Michigan.gov and must be received no later than November 30, 2022.