State Rep. Sarah Fowler Arthur (R-Ashtabula) announces the Ohio Lake Erie Commission is accepting proposals for the Lake Erie Communities and Coastal Resiliency Grants. The new grant program will offer significant funding for projects to address coastal resiliency in coastal counties.
“Our Great Lake is such an uplifting and impactful part of our region in so many ways as it assists in driving our local tourism and economy,” Fowler Arthur said. “This is such a great opportunity for organizations to apply to help preserve Lake Erie as it’ll work to reduce environmental risks in certain communities to the benefit of our residents.”
In addressing coastal resilience, the grants seek to give communities that have faced detrimental events such as storms and floods the resources to recover. Additionally, the grants are to be focused on underserved communities.
Eligible entities that can apply for the grant program include non-governmental organizations, local, county and regional jurisdictions, higher education institutions and tribal governments. The grant awards for those that apply are anticipated to range from $75,000 to $100,000.
Applications are due on Oct. 3, 2022, and those seeking to apply can do so here.