Michigan’s Coastal Management Program

Michigan’s Coastal Management Program was developed under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act and approved in 1978. Since then, the MCMP has provided financial assistance to eligible applicants to plan community land use and manage growth; protect, manage and restore coastal habitats; restore historic maritime structures; revitalize urban waterfronts; and increase recreational opportunities along Michigan’s Great Lakes coast.

Funds are frequently made available to qualifying entities that encourage projects that reflect Michigan’s Coastal Management Program (MCMP) objectives which include:

  • Create and enhance coastal public access
  • Protect, manage, and restore coastal resources, habitats, and watersheds
  • Control development in erosion and flood hazard areas
  • Research and educational outreach on Great Lakes and coastal issues
  • Preserve and restore historic coastal structures important to Great Lakes maritime heritage
  • Redevelop urban waterfronts, brownfields and ports
  • Protect coastal water quality and reduce nonpoint source pollution in coastal watersheds
  • Minimize the adverse impacts of coastal growth and development
  • Research, planning and zoning initiatives addressing the siting of wind energy facilities in the context of ensuring coastal resource protection

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Coastal units of government including cities, counties, villages, and townships
  • Area-wide agencies including regional planning agencies and conservation districts
  • State agencies
  • Universities and school districts
  • Tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations (non-construction projects only)
Michigan Coastal Management Program

For more information regarding Coastal Management, please contact Richard Smith.

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