Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, local agencies, IHEs, school districts, and Tribal governments for projects to encourage the protection and sustainable use of natural resources in coastal locations. Applicants are advised that required registration may take several weeks to finalize. Eligible projects are those that promote the achievement of coastal management goals or that take place within the coastal area. The project’s principal activities must occur in either the Minnesota waters of Lake Superior or on public (non-federal) land in Minnesota’s coastal area.
The projects must protect, restore, or responsibly develop Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal communities and resources.
In general, Annual grant projects can:
To be eligible, a project must help achieve one or more of these coastal management goals:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Estimated Size of Grant:
Grantees have 15 months to complete their projects, starting September 2023.
The Federal Award that will fund these projects will expire December 2024. You should be able to complete your project in 15 months or less. You should plan for project activities to begin on September 1, 2023 and be complete by November 30, 2024. You will have an additional 30 days to submit final reports, products, and reimbursement requests.
Please direct questions to Cynthia Poyhonen, grant specialist: 218-834-1447 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may submit drafts to this email as well.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Program Manager: Amber Westerbur
1568 Highway 2
Two Harbors, MN 55616