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Coastal Habitat Restoration and Ecosystem Land Conservation 2024 Grant Funding Opportunity

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Water Resources Division (WRD), Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP) is seeking letters of intent (LOI) for projects to submit to the federal funding competition made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Public Law 117-58. The funding competition is being administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Coastal Habitat Restoration and Land Conservation projects. This funding is intended to support projects that protect or restore ecologically significant habitats that play a critical role in helping communities become more resilient to coastal hazards and the impacts of climate change.

The federal competition is highly competitive within the National Coastal Management Program Network with NOAA completing selections through a two-phase process. The first phase allows WRD to submit up to three LOI’s to NOAA which demonstrates strong alignment with the state and federal objectives and contain all required components outlined in the funding opportunity. NOAA will make the selection and notify WRD if any agency is selected to submit a full proposal. The WRD will notify the successful applicants of invitation for full proposal and will assist the applicant who will then be responsible for submission of the full proposal via the federal Grants.gov.

For detailed information on this funding opportunity, and LOI requirements, please see the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant Funding Opportunity.  WRD’s MCMP staff are available to discuss and advise on project concepts before submittal of LOI’s. Please fill out the Project Interest Form and a staff member will reach out to you for further discussions.

Funding per project may be up to $6 million with no match expectation.

LOIs are due no later than June 7, 2024, by 11:59 P.M.

For questions regarding this funding announcement, please contact Melissa Letosky at 517-416-7001 or LetoskyM@Michigan.gov. or David Schuberg at 517-331-1792 or SchubergD@Michigan.gov.