$250,000 IN GRANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH ODNR OFFICE OF COASTAL MANAGEMENT|
Grant education workshops slated for October 20 and 21 in Cleveland and
SANDUSKY, OH -- Applications for $250,000 in grants to preserve, protect and
enhance Ohio's Lake Erie coastal resources are currently being accepted by
the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Office of Coastal
Coastal Management Assistance Grants are available to communities, local
government agencies, non-profit organizations, planning commissions and
educational institutions. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with
applicants providing at least 50 percent of the project costs. The grants
will be awarded next spring for 15-month projects scheduled to begin after
July 1, 2005.
Funding priority will be given to comprehensive community planning and for
integrating coastal nonpoint management measures into state endorsable
Watershed Action Plans.
Updates of existing plans and new planning proposals will also be considered
for funding. Preference will also be given to applications from communities
that have conducted successful community planning.
Applications and guidelines for the Coastal Management Assistance Grants
program are available online at ohiodnr.com/coastal/grants or by contacting
the ODNR Office of Coastal Management at 419-626-7986. Grant applications
will be accepted until 5 p.m. November 19, 2004.
Grant workshops for those interested in learning more about types of
eligible projects and application requirements will take place from 1 to 4
p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, at Cleveland Lakefront State Park, 8701
Lakeshore Boulevard NE in Cleveland; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday,
October 21, at the ODNR Division of Watercraft office, 1630 Sycamore Line
Road in Sandusky. The workshops are being conducted in conjunction with the
ODNR divisions of Watercraft and Soil & Water Conservation. Workshop
reservations should be made by October 12 at the ODNR Office of Coastal