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.
Donor Name: Wisconsin Department of Administration
Type of Grant: Grant
Grant Duration: 1 year
The following principles guide the WCMP grant program:
- Coastal management means achieving a balance between natural resource protection, preservation, and
- All projects will be environmentally sustainable and respect ecosystem integrity.
- All projects will protect, restore, or enhance coastal resources.
- All projects must demonstrate a need for WCMP funding and that no other viable funding source exists.
- All projects must identify measurable outcomes of the grant as part of the grant application and final report.
Community planning and educational projects, where appropriate, are encouraged to serve underrepresented communities and populations.
- Educational projects that are appropriate for distribution (i.e., studies and curricula) must specify a distribution and marketing strategy.
- Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate a high relative impact on coastal resources.
- Any applicant that submits multiple applications must prioritize projects.
WCMP Grants are available in five categories. Details are provided on the following pages.
- Coastal Wetland Protection and Habitat Restoration
- Nonpoint Source Pollution Control
- Coastal Resources and Community Planning
- Great Lakes Education
- Public Access and Historic Preservation
Project Location and Project Period
Projects must be located in one or more Wisconsin counties adjacent to Lake Superior or Lake Michigan. WCMP Grants may start no earlier than July 1, 2023 and must be complete by June 30, 2024.
Eligible applicants are local units of governments, state agencies, colleges and universities, school districts,
regional planning commissions serving coastal areas, tribal units of government and private, nonprofit organizations.
For more information, visit Wisconsin Department of Administration.