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Funding Sources

THIS IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT A POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY.  PLEASE CONTACT THE FUNDING ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.  THIS IS NOT AN SMC PROGRAM. 

Technical Assistance Program Name: 2016 Community Planning & Local Technical Assistance Programs-Joint Call for Projects
Sponsor Organizations: RTA (Community Planning Program) & CMAP (Local Technical Assistance “LTA” Program)
Funding Available per Application: N/A, projects receive technical assistance from RTA or CMAP
Match Requirement: Varies based on project size and community served; CMAP: 5-20%, RTA: 0-20%
Eligible Applicants: Municipalities, counties, townships, councils of government (COGs)/municipal associations, groups of two or more municipalities, and the RTA Service Boards (CTA, Metra, Pace) located within CMAP’s seven-county region.  Nongovernmental organizations in the region are eligible to apply for CMAP assistance but are required to have support from the local government in which their project will take place. For RTA assistance with transit-related projects, nongovernmental organizations must partner with a governmental organization to submit the application.
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide
Application Closing Date: June 25, 2015, Noon
Link to Application: http://www.rtachicago.com/plans-programs/grants-projects/community-planning/application-submittal-procedures/2016-community-planning-programs-call-for-projects


Grant/Funding Program Name
: Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Financial Assistance Program (“Section 319 Grants”)
Funding Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Funding Available per Application: not specified, typical grant range is $50,000-$1,200,000
Match Requirement: 40% local match, minimum.  Most Federal funding sources cannot be used to achieve minimum local match.
Eligible Applicants: Any entity that has legal status to accept funds from the state of Illinois, including; state and local governmental units, nonprofit organizations, citizen and environmental groups, individuals and businesses.
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide; but it is also priority year for implementing projects recommended in a watershed-based plan in the Fox River watershed.
Application Closing Date: July 31, 2015, close of business
.Link to Application: http://www.epa.illinois.gov/topics/water-quality/watershed-management/nonpoint-sources/grants/index

SMC is presently at staff capacity but may be able to provide limited technical assistance or information to complete the application form for this program. 

 


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For WMB funding questions, contact:

Des Plaines River Watershed
Neil Schindelar
847.377.7730

Lake Michigan Watershed
Juli Crane 
847.377.7708

North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed
Patty Werner
847.377.7717

Fox River Watershed
Mike Novotney
847.377.7715  

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