MLSCP Grant Program
Projects must align with at least one the six focus areas of the national Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA):
- Coastal Habitat
- Coastal Hazards
- Water Quality
- Public Access
- Coastal Community Development
- Coordination and Public Involvement
Eligible applicants include:
- Regional planning agencies
- State agencies
- Non-profit organizations
- Colleges and universities
- Public school districts in the coastal area
- Conservation districts
- Port authorities
- Tribal governments
- Joint powers boards
- Sanitary sewer boards
- Cities, townships and counties within the coastal area
- Area-wide agencies
Projects must be located within Minnesota’s coastal area, which includes:
- Cities of Wrenshall, Carlton, Cloquet, Scanlon, Thomson, Proctor, Hermantown, Duluth, Rice Lake, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Beaver Bay and Grand Marais.
- Townships of Lutsen, Schroeder, Tofte, Beaver Bay, Crystal Bay, Silver Creek, Canosia, Duluth, Grand Lake, Lakewood, Midway, Silver Brook, Thomson and Twin Lakes.
- Annual Grants
- Grants up to $100,000 for projects that can be completed in approximately 15 months
- Short Term Action Request (STAR) Grants
- Grants for $2,500 - $7,500 for non-construction projects that can be completed in six months
- Great Lakes AOC Land Acquisition Grants
- Land acquisition grants offered directly by NOAA to local governments and state agencies. Projects need to support the delisting of fish and wildlife habitat-related beneficial use impairments in Great Lakes’ Areas of Concern (AOC).
Grant funds are offered on a competitive basis. Funding comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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