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Floodplain Management Resource Guide


        July 2002
  The purpose of this document is to provide        organizations. Communities are
  a resource of floodplain management               encouraged to contact each agency for
  programs and technical assistance                 specific information on programs.
  available to local communities in Illinois.
  Many of the programs listed in this               An index in the back of this manual will list
  document can help communities in their            programs and assistance by topic (i.e.:
  efforts to reduce or eliminate flood risks.       mitigation, floodproofing, stormwater,
  The Resource Guide is organized in three          wetlands, etc..). A key has been developed
  categories: Federal Agencies, State               to identify eligible groups for each program
  Agencies and Private or Non-profit                or grant after the title of the grant:

   Key to group eligibility:

  “I”              individuals eligible
  “G”              local units of government
  “O”              all organizations eligible to apply
  “P”              private not-for-profit (501C3) groups only eligible
  “E”              educational institutions
  “U”              unknown or eligibility varies, need to contact administrators.

Some of these programs and grants may not           funding information is constantly changing and
have water resources or flood reduction as a        omissions or errors may occur. Please recycle
specific goal, but could be used to achieve         previous editions. For corrections, comments
multiple objectives which include these goals.      or additional copies of this summary, please
Other programs and grants are also included         contact IDNR/Water Resources.
in this guide which may compliment a buyout
or floodplain restoration program.                  A special thanks goes to Keith Eichorst, NRCS
                                                    Planner for his input and assistance with this
This document is provided as a public service       document. Much of the material in this
and does not constitute a recommendation or         document was obtained from a similar
endorsement of any particular grant or              publication produced by the Natural Resource
program; also note that the absence of any          and Conservation Service (NRCS) and entitled
particular grant or program does not constitute     Grant Information Summary for Conservation
a negative endorsement. While an effort has         Projects.
been made to provide an accurate listing,

                         FEDERAL SOURCES
The federal government is an excellent place        projects. Once you identify your specific
to investigate sources for water resources          requirements, the Catalog of Federal Domestic
Grants (CFDA) is the single best place to look
for federal funding sources-the catalog should   Topics: Public Information, Floodplain
be available at your local library or you can    Planning, Emergency Management Planning,
view the CFDA on-line:                           Multi-Objective Management, Mitigation

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance:          NRCS primarily serves rural areas. NRCS
                                                 staff provides information on land use                              planning, conservation planning, resource
                                                 development, water management and flood
                                                 prevention to farmers, community officials, and
Web site for federal forms and grant             land developers. While mostly a general
administration procedures:                       information and technical assistance
                                                 operation, NRCS also funds flood protection                   projects. In addition, NRCS can assist local
grants/index.html                                officials with review of subdivision proposals,
                                                 erosion and sedimentation control, and other
Web sites of federal agencies may give you       development plans.
more information about individual government
programs as well as provide information on       Small Watershed Program PL-566 (G)
other opportunities for assistance. The web
site for each federal agency are listed under    Technical assistance is provided in designing
the agency title and address.                    and installing watershed works of
                                                 improvement. Financial assistance is provided
                                                 for sharing costs of measures for watershed
                                                 protection, flood prevention, water
                                                 management, sedimentation control, wildlife
                                                 habitat, and recreation. Watershed area must
                                                 not exceed 250,000 acres. Capacity of a
                                                 single structure is limited to 25,000 acre-feet
                                                 of total capacity and 12,500 acre-feet of
                                                 floodwater detention capacity.

                                                 Cooperative River Basin Program, Section
                                                 6, Public Law 83-566 (G)

  Department of                                  - Cooperative River Basin studies are for
Agriculture (USDOA)                              appraising water and related land resources
                                                 and formulating alternative plans for
                                                 conservation use and development.
Natural Resources
                                                 - Studies are of limited scope and short
Conservation Service                             duration to provide specific information needed
(NRCS)                                           for planning.

Natural Resources Conservation Service           - Plans may include management and land
(NRCS)                                           measures or combinations thereof that
1902 Fox Drive                                   would meet existing and projected needs and
Champaign, IL 61820                              objectives.
(217) 398-5267
                                                 Conservation 2000 -- Streambank
Stabilization & Restoration Program                Illinois State FSA Office
(SSRP): G, O, I.                                   P. O. Box 19273

- Eligible projects include naturalized stream     3500 West Wabash
bank stabilization practices in rural and urban    Springfield, Illinois 62794-9273
communities.                                       217-241-6600
                                                   217-241-6619 FAX
- Application deadlines are January, May and
September.                                         Emergency Conservation Program: (I, G)

- 25% match required, 20% for qualified            Following a natural disaster, the county FSA
watershed planning areas.                          committee determines to make the program
                                                   available in the county.
- Contact the local Soil & Water Conservation
District that services your county. Offices are    Emergency cost sharing is limited to new
listed in the phone book under “local              conservation problems created by natural
government.”                                       disasters, which, if not treated, will impair or
                                                   endanger the land.
Habitat Restoration Fund for the Fox and
Kishwaukee River Watersheds: (I, O, E, G).         Point of Contact:

- Eligible projects include native plantings,      contact the local county FSA office following a
upland habitat & wetland restoration.              disaster

- Deadlines in March and August.

- 75% cost-share, up to $5,000.

- Contact the Lake, Kane-DuPage, DeKalb,
Boone, McHenry or North Cook Soil and Water
Conservation Districts for more information.

Point of Contact:

                                                          Department of
The NRCS work is conducted through local
soil and water conservation districts. The point
of contact is the District Conservationist who
usually has an office in the county seat.
(Check the local telephone directory under
USDA) or                                           U.S. Army Corps
                                                   of Engineers
                                                   Within Illinois, the U.S. Army Corps of
**Please Note: The Association of Soil and         Engineers is represented in four District
Water Conservation Districts (217) 744-3414        offices, see the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
can guide you to your county Soil and Water        web site to determine in which District you are
Conservation District office                       located.

Farm Service Agency (FSA)
                                                   Corps of Engineers District offices:
                                                  timing; flood depths or stages; flood water
        Chicago District.                         velocities.
                                                  * General Planning Assistance. “Special
        St. Louis District.                       Studies” are performed on all aspects of                    Floodplain management planning.

        Rock Island District.                     Examples include:
                                                  •      Floodplain delineation/flood hazard
        Louisville District.                             management
                                                  •      Flood warning/preparedness
Topics: Public Information, Data Sources.
Floodplain Management Planning, Mitigation        •      Dam break analysis
Techniques, Emergency Management
Planning                                          •      Urbanization impact

Civil Works (G, O, P)                             •      Flood proofing

- The nation's primary water resources            •      Inventory of floodprone structures
development program. It involves engineering
works such as major dams, reservoirs, levees,     Services are provided at no cost to state,
harbors, waterways, locks, and many other         regional and local governments. Other federal
types of structures.                              agencies and the private sector can obtain the
                                                  services on a 100% cost recovery basis.
- Planning assistance is provided to states and
other non-federal entities for the                Planning Assistance to States (G)
comprehensive management of water
resources, including pollution abatement          The Corps of Engineers provides assistance to
works.                                            states, local governments and other non-
                                                  federal entities in the preparation of
- Conducts feasibility studies and builds flood   comprehensive plans for the development,
damage reduction projects.                        utilization, and conservation of water and
                                                  related land resources.
- Major projects require specific authorization
and funding by Congress, while small projects     The individual states determine the needed
can be implemented with agency authority.         planning assistance. Every year, each state
                                                  can provide the Corps its request for studies
Floodplain Management Services Program            under the program and the Corps then
(G, U)                                            accommodates as many studies as possible
                                                  within the funding allotment.
The Floodplain Management Services
Program provides the full range of technical      Essentially, anything can be studied under this
services and planning guidance needed to          program. Typical studies are only planning
support effective floodplain management. The      level of detail; they do not include detailed
following types of assistance are available:      design for project construction.

* General Technical Services. The program         Types of studies conducted include:
develops or interpret site specific data on
obstruction to flood flows, flood formation and   •      Water supply and demand studies
•      Water quality studies                       flooding problems. A project is approved for
                                                   construction after investigation shows
•      Environmental conservation/restoration      engineering, economic and environmental
       studies                                     feasibility. The investigation generally lasts 1
                                                   to 3 years. These projects are cost shared
•      Wetland evaluation studies                  65% federal and 35% non-federal. Each
                                                   project is limited to a federal cost of $7 million.
•      Flood damage reduction studies
                                                   A project may consist of one of more of the
•      Planning Assistance to State studies        following:
       are cost shared on a 50% federal -
       50% non-federal basis. Also, a portion      •       Channel enlargement
       of the non-federal cost may be
       performed as in-kind work rather than       •       Channel realignment or paving
       having to pay all cash. This must be
       negotiated before the study agreement       •       Obstructions removal
       is finalized.
                                                   •       Levee and wall construction
Section 14 Emergency Streambank and
Erosion Protection (G, I, O)                       •       Bank stabilization

These projects are designed to provide             Section 206 of the 1960 Flood Control Act,
emergency streambank and shoreline                 as amended (Floodplain Management
protection to threatened public facilities. A      Services Program) (G)
project is approved for construction after
investigation shows engineering, economic          - Provides floodplain information and technical
and environmental feasibility. The investigation   assistance to states, counties, and cities for
generally lasts 6 months to a year. These          prudent use of land subject to flooding from
projects are cost shared 65% federal and 35%       streams, lakes and oceans.
non-federal. Each project is limited to a
federal cost of $1 million.                        - Examples of projects include developing and
                                                   interpreting flood and flood plain data such as
Projects may protect:                              flood hazard mapping; providing a broad
                                                   assessment of the impact of structural and
•      Highways                                    nonstructural flood damage reduction
                                                   measures; providing technical assistance on
•      Highway bridges                             flood proofing systems and techniques; and
                                                   assessing the possible impacts of land use
•      Water and sewer lines                       changes on the physical, socio-economic and
                                                   environmental conditions of the floodplain.
•      Churches
                                                   Section 208 Snagging and Clearing for
•      Public and non-profit schools and           Flood Control (G)
                                                   Corps of Engineers designs and constructs the
•      Other non-profit Public facilities          project. Each project must be engineering
                                                   feasible, complete within itself, and
Section 205 Small Flood Control Projects           economically justified. The nonfederal
(G)                                                sponsor must provide all lands, easements,
                                                   and rights of way. Non-Federal sponsor pays
These projects are designed to reduce major        all project costs in excess of the Federal limit
of $500,000. Sponsor agrees to maintain the      (312) 353-6749
                                                 Topics: Land Use Planning, Disaster Planning
Section 1135 Project Modifications for the
Improvement of the Environment (G, P, U)         Sustainable Development

- Federal funds and technical assistance         Department of Energy provides a very detailed
available for studies, planning, engineering,    web site with volumes of information on
construction and administration.                 community planning, land use planning,
                                                 disaster planning, and sustainable
- Cost-share up to $5 million plus non-federal   development. On this website, you will be able
match, 25% for project costs.                    to:

- Contact Army Corps of Engineers at 312-        •      Read about other communities that
353-6400, 309-794-5590 or 314-331-8404.                 have discovered the benefits of
                                                        sustainable development;
Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem
Restoration (G, P, U)                            •      Locate technical and financial
                                                        resources that can hlp you community
- Projects include funding and assistance to            plan and carry out sustainable
carry out ecosystem restoration and                     development projects; and
enhancement that is documented to be in the
public interest, will improve the environment,   •      Access model codes and ordinances
and is cost effective.                                  other communities have used to
                                                        implement sustainable development.
- Federal cost-share of up to $5 million is
available, 35% non-federal cost-share            Point of Contact:
- Contact the Army Corps of Engineers at 312-
353-6400, 309-794-5590 or 314-331-8404 

       Department of
          Energy                                        United State
US Department of Energy
Chicago Regional Office                              Protection Agency
One South Wacker Drive, Suite 2380
Chicago, IL 60606-4616                                     (USEPA)
US EPA Region 5                                    - Need to call for deadlines
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
                                                   - Contact USEPA at 312-886-4856
Chicago, IL 60604 312-353-2000 or toll free
at 800-621-8431                          

United States Environmental Protection             USEPA Catalog of Funding Sources for
Agency (USEPA)                                     Watershed Protection                   
Environmental Education Grants (E, P, G)

- Eligible projects include environmental
education activities such as curricula design or
dissemination, designing or demonstrating
educational field methods, and training

- November deadline.

- Requires a minimum of 25% matching funds
or in-kind services.
                                                     Department of
- Contact US Environmental Protection Agency
(USEPA) at 312-353-5282.
                                                   Housing and Urban
                                                   Development (HUD)
                                                   US Department of Housing and Urban
Environmental Justice Small Grants (E, P)
                                                   Region V
- Projects include those that use community-
                                                   Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal building
based approaches for environmental
                                                   77 West Jackson Boulevard
                                                   Chicago, Il 60604
                                                   Phone: 312-3535680
- Project grants shall not exceed $20,000.
                                                   Fax: 312-886-2729
                                                   TTY: 312-261-5944
- Contact USEPA at 1-312-353-1440 or 1-800-
                                                   United States Department of Housing and
                                                   Urban Development (HUD):
Community based Environmental
Protection for Communities (U)
                                                   HUD has many programs and grants dealing
                                                   with urban development and housing. HUD is
- Purpose is to provide place-based
                                                   also one of the primary agencies for low
approaches to address community and
                                                   interest loans following disaster events.
environmental approaches to slow the loss of
open space, habitat, and wetlands.

- Matching share required.
                                                       discharges, flood depths and velocities,
                                                       profiles of the water surface and areas
                                                       inundated during major floods, time-of-travel of
                                                       flood wave, and sediment transport

                                                       - Interpretative information regarding flood
                                                       frequency relations, estimates of 10-, 50-,
                                                       100-, and 500-year flood discharges,
                                                       computed water surface profiles, and
                                                       flood-prone areas delineated on topographic
  Department of the                                    - Assistance in minimizing flood losses by
      Interior                                         quickly identifying areas of potential flood

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)                          - Additional information on the hydrology of
U.S. Geological Survey
Water Resources Division                               Point of Contact:
221 N. Broadway Street                                 Bob Holmes
Urbana, IL 61801                                       217-334-0037
                                                       National Park Service
Topics: Data Sources, Emergency
Management Planning
                                                       The objectives of the
As one of the 48 Districts in the Water
                                                       National Park Service
Resources Division of the U.S. Geological
                                                        are to administer the
Survey, the Illinois District is an integral part of
                                                       properties under its
a Federal agency devoted to data collection,
                                                        jurisdiction, to protect the
applied science, scientific research, and
                                                        natural environment of the areas, and to
dissemination of information. The USGS
                                                       assist States, local governments, and citizen
performs surveys, investigations and research,
                                                       groups in the development of park areas, the
covering topography, geology, hydrology, and
                                                       protection of the natural environment, and the
the mineral resources of the United States.
                                                       preservation of historic properties.
They classify lands as to their mineral water
resources and publish and disseminate data
                                                       Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance
relative to the foregoing activities. The USGS
                                                       Program (G, O, P, E)
also publishes flow rates, and peak flows of
certain streams and rivers.
                                                       - The Rivers, Trails and Conservation
                                                       Assistance Program provides National Park
National Water Data Exchange (I, G, O, P, E,
                                                       Service staff for assistance to communities for
                                                       river and trail corridor planning and open
                                                       space preservation efforts.
- Each state has a User Assistance Center.
These centers can provide:
                                                       - Program personnel are acknowledged
                                                       experts in facilitating cooperative planning
- Factual information on flood peaks and
efforts.                                        Topics: Multi-Objective Management,
                                                Mitigation Techniques
-Projects are all based on substantial
involvement of varied community interests.      The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
                                                Service is to work with others, to conserve,
-Targeted National Park Service assistance      protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their
with grassroots planning can help communities   habitats for the continuing benefit of the
make informed choices based upon consensus      American people. Their major responsibilities
about future growth and development that will   are: migratory birds, endangered species,
help avoid future flood losses.                 freshwater and anadromous fish, the National
                                                Wildlife Refuge System, wetlands, conserving
Point of Contact:                               habitat, and environmental contaminants.

    Illinois                                    The Fish and Wildlife Service provides
     Rivers, Trails & Conservation              expertise on questions relating to fish, wildlife,
     Assistance                                 and habitat resource, preservation and
     National Park Service                      maintenance. They also review wetland
     25 East Washington, Suite 1650             projects as part of the U.S. Army Corps of
     Chicago, IL 60602                          Engineers' 404 permit program.
     Fax 312-377-2169
                                                Partners for Fish and Wildlife (O, I, E, G)
    Diana Banta
    (312) 427-3688                              -Eligible projects include restoration or
                                                enhancement of wildlife habitat, does not fund
    Missouri/Southern Illinois                  land acquisition or salaries.
    Rivers, Trails & Conservation
    Assistance                                  -Need to call for application deadlines.
    National Park Service                       -Matching or in-kind services preferred, 10-
    2100 Locust Street, 2nd Floor - North       year habitat development agreement required.
    Suite 1200
    St. Louis, MO 63103                         -Contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service
    Fax (314) 436-9215                          (USFWS) at 847-381-2253 or 309-793-5800
                                                for information.
    Diana Allen
    (314) 436-1324 x112                         Point of Contact:

Fish and Wildlife Service
                                                Region 3: Twin Cities, Minnesota (Illinois,
Great Lakes - Big River Region                  Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service                  Ohio, Wisconsin)
1 Federal Drive                                 (612) 713-5361
BHW Federal Building
Fort Snelling, MN 55111                         Northeastern Illinois Wetlands
                                                Conservation Account (I, G, O, P, E)

Phone: 612/713-5360                             - Eligible projects include restoration,
                                                enhancement, and preservation of wetlands.
Http://                             Other eligible projects include those that
                                                promote understanding, appreciation, and
stewardship of wetlands

- Application deadlines vary. $5,000-$150,000
grant range.

- Matching funds preferred but not required.
Limited to Northeastern Illinois area.

- Contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at
847-381-2253 for information.

Point of Contact:
                                                       Federal Emergency
m                                                     Management Agency
Region 3: Twin Cities, Minnesota (Illinois,                  (FEMA)
Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Ohio, Wisconsin)                                      Region V - Flood Insurance and Mitigation
(612) 713-5361                                        Division
                                                      536 South Clark Street
Challenge Grant Program (O, I, E, G)                  Chicago, IL 60605
                                                      (312) 408-5500
- Purpose for wildlife habitat restoration,
streambank stabilization, or education.     

- Application deadlines from June to August.          Topics: Floodplain Management, Floodplain
Grant ranges vary up to $10,000.                      Mapping, Risk Assessment, Mitigation
                                                      Planning, Mitigation Techniques.
- 50% Match required.
                                                      FEMA Region V has a Division that handles
- Contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at           the administration of the National Flood
847-381-2253 or 309-793-5800.                         Insurance Program (NFIP), mitigation
                                                      programs, and helps states, communities and
Point of Contact:                                     private entities interpret the federal
                                                      regulations.   National Flood Insurance Program
Region 3: Twin Cities, Minnesota (Illinois,
Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,         Floodplain mapping, and Floodplain
Ohio, Wisconsin)                                      Management (I, G, O, P, E, U)
(612) 713-5361
                                                      - Regional staff includes engineers and
                                                      planners assigned to help communities.

                                                      - They provide technical assistance and
                                                      publications to help citizens and local officials
                                                      understand NFIP flood maps and the
                                                      regulatory requirements for communities to
                                                      participate in the NFIP.
Point of Contact:                                  - Examples of eligible projects include
                                                   acquisition or elevation of National Flood
Vince R. Parisi (6-County Chicago Area)            Insurance Program-insured buildings, and
Natural Hazards Specialist                         minor drainage improvement projects.
FEMA, Region V
536 South Clark, 6th Floor                         - Also hazard mitigation plans can be
Chicago, Illinois 60605                            generated with these funds.                            Point of Contact:
(312) 408-5597
                                                   Rusty Rickart
Eric Kuklewski (Rest of State)                     Mitigation Specialist
Natural Hazards Specialist                         FEMA, Region V
FEMA, Region V                                     536 South Clark, 6th Floor
536 South Clark, 6th Floor                         Chicago, Illinois 60605
Chicago, Illinois 60605
                                                                     (312) 408-5591
(312) 408-5230
                                                   Pre-Disaster Mitigation (G)
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (G)
                                                   - To assist states and local governments to
- The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program will pay     implement cost-effective
for 75% of the eligible costs of such mitigation   hazard mitigation activities that compliment a
projects.                                          comprehensive mitigation
                                                   program, and reduce injuries, loss of life, and
- The projects should be consistent with the       damage and destruction of
recommendations of the state's mitigation          property.
plans and strategies.
                                                   - Emphasis is on the development of state and
- Projects must be shown to be cost-effective,     local multi-hazard mitigation plans that meet
and they may mitigate hazards other than the       the DMA 2K criteria.
one that caused the disaster.
                                                   - Eligible activities include state management
Point of Contact:                                  costs, information
                                                   dissemination, planning, technical assistance
Rusty Rickart                                      and mitigation projects.
Mitigation Specialist
FEMA, Region V                                     Point of Contact:
536 South Clark, 6th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60605                            Rich Roths
                                                   Mitigation Specialist                             FEMA, Region V
(312) 408-5591                                     536 South Clark, 6th Floor
                                                   Chicago, Illinois 60605
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) (G)
                                                   Emergency Management Institute (I, G)
- To assist states and local governments to
implement cost-effective measures that will        - FEMA's National Emergency Training Center
reduce future flood damage and reduce future       in Emmitsburg, MD, is the home of the
flood insurance claims.                            Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and
the National Fire Academy.                          Point of Contact:

- Classes in many areas of emergency                ISO/CRS Specialist for Illinois
management, including emergency planning,           Mike Knox
exercise design and evaluation disaster             189 Little John Lane
management, hazardous materials response,           Springfield, IL 62704
and fire service management.                        217/787-0584
- EMI course are also given by many states.
                                                    Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC)
- An Independent Study Program is also
available to private citizens.                      - ICC is available on all National Flood
                                                    Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance
- Special seminars and workshops are offered        policies. This coverage provides an additional
via satellite as part of FEMA's Emergency           $20,000 to elevate, relocate, demolish, or
Education Network, called EENET.                    floodproof substantially damaged structures.
                                                    A home is considered substantially damage
- Courses of special interest to engineers,         when the cost of repairs equal or exceeds
architects and building code officials are:         50% of the structures pre-damage market
                                                    value. Communities have the option of
•      Retrofitting Floodprone Residential          adopting a cumulative substantial damage
       Buildings                                    provision where ICC coverage can become
                                                    available when a structure’s cumulative
•      Multihazard Building Design Summer           damages equal or exceed 50% of the market
       Institute                                    value.

•      Digital Hazard Data Course                   Point of Contact:

•      Managing Floodplain Development              Eric Kuklewski
       Through the National Flood Insurance         FEMA Region V
       Program                                      536 South Clark Street
                                                    Chicago, IL 60605
•      National Flood Insurance Program -           (312) 408-5230
       Community Rating System
                                                    *NOTE* The Illinois Department of Natural
Point of Contact:                                   Resources/Office of Water Resources
                                                    (IDNR/OWR) is the State Coordinating office                                   for the National Flood Insurance Program.
                                                    Questions regarding FEMA programs can also
Community Rating System (CRS) (G)                   be directed to IDNR/OWR’s State Coordinator
                                                    at (217) 782-3862.
- The CRS is a program that gives flood
insurance reduction credits to communities for
proper floodplain management efforts.

- Flood insurance policy holders are eligible for
major premium reductions based on how well
a community regulates future floodplain
development activities and steps taken to
reduce current flood risks.
                                                     National Oceanic
                                                     and Atmospheric
   Internal Revenue
      Service (IRS)
Internal Revenue Service
230 S. Dearborn St.                               14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 2400, Stop 6604-CHI                          Room 6217
Chicago, IL 60604                                 Washington, DC 20230
(312) 566-4912
                                                  Phone: (202) 482-6090
                                                  Fax: (202) 482-3154
Internal Revenue Service
320 W. Washington St.
Room 600, Stop 4660 SPD                 
Springfield, IL 62701
                                                  Topics: Emergency Management Planning.
(312) 527-6015
                                                  Reports the weather of the U.S. and its
                                                  possessions and provides weather forecasts to
                                                  the general public, issues warnings against
Federal Tax Incentives for Conservation (I,       natural events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes,
O, U)                                             floods, and tsunamis, provides special
                                                  services in support of aviation, marine
- Owners of environmentally sensitive land that   activities, agriculture, forestry, urban air-quality
has been donated for conservation purposes,       control, and other weather-sensitive activities;
or has been placed in a conservation              monitors and reports all non federal weather
easement, may qualify for significant federal     modification activities conducted in the United
tax deductions.                                   States.
- Reference is the Internal Revenue Service       Local Flood Warning Systems (G)
(IRS) Code [170(h)].
                                                  - Floodplain information and interpretation
- Contact the IRS or your federal tax advisor     assistance for specific points on larger rivers
for more information.                             of the United States can be obtained from the
                                                  National Weather Service.

                                                  - NWS provides flood forecasts and warnings
on larger rivers and provides flash flood
warnings on smaller streams.                      Topics: Multi-Objective Management,
                                                  Mitigation Funding
- Interested communities are assisted in
establishing flood warning systems.               Funding to provide support to grassroots
                                                  organizations to develop watershed
- There are 12 field forecasting offices across   partnerships in part comes from the EPA.
the United States. Regional office staff can      Eight Federal agencies are responsible for
identify field stations near a user.              developing a Clean Water Action Plan. As a
                                                  result of this plan, in 1998 the EPA selected
Point of Contact:                                 the River Network to administer and
                                                  coordinate the Watershed Assistance Grants.
There are six Regional Offices:                   Agencies responsible for developing the Action
                                                  Plan include Defense, Interior, Agriculture and             others.

Central: Kansas City, MO                          Watershed Assistance Grants (I,G, O, P)
(816) 426-5400
                                                  - The purpose of the Watershed Assistance
(Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,       Grants program is to provide small grants to
Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,          local watershed partnerships to support their
Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota,             organizational development and long term
Wisconsin, Wyoming)                               effectiveness.

                                                  - These grassroots citizens' organizations are
                                                  dedicated to protecting and restoring the
                                                  watershed in their area.

                                                  - Interested persons should use the
                                                  self-screening process, which is available to
                                                  assure that persons and organizations are
                                                  eligible to receive a grant and that the
                                                  activities being proposed meet the program

                                                  Point of Contact:
                                                  This is one of the Federal agencies
                                                  coordinating development of the
                                                  Clean Water Plan.
  Small Business
                                                  Interagency Coordinator
Administration (SBA)                              U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
                                                  441 G Street N.W., 3G73
                                                  Washington, D.C. 20314-1000
Illinois District Office
                                                  (202) 761-4489
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1250
                                                  Fax: (202) 761-0140
Chicago, Illinois 60661-2511
Telephone: (312) 353-4528
Fax: (312) 886-5688


                                                  Illinois FIRST Program (U)

                                                  - Conservation purposes
                                                   include brownfield cleanups
                                                  and construction of trails and

                                                  - Contact your local state legislative office for
      United States                               application details.
      Department of                     
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20590

(202) 366-4000

Scenic Byway Program (U)                          Illinois Department
- Purpose is to create or preserve treasured         of Agriculture
American byways or roads. Grants are
available for states and communities to
develop scenic roadways and associated open
space.                                            Illinois Department of Agriculture
                                                  Division of Natural Resources
                                                  P.O. Box 19281                             Springfield, IL 62794-9281

   STATE SOURCES                        

                                                  Topic: Land and Water Resources, site review,
The State of Illinois administers numerous        groundwater, erosion protection.
programs for community-based water resource
management. Some of the money for these           The Illinois Department of Agriculture/Division
programs originates at the federal level and is   of Natural Resources works closely with the
“pass-through” funding, but much comes            Natural Resource and Conservation Service
directly from the State.                          (NRCS) and local Soil and Water
                                                  Conservation Districts to provide technical
                                                  assistance to land owners regarding flooding
Useful State websites:                            or erosion problems.

Catalog of State Assistance to Local
Illinois Department
  of Commerce and
 Community Affairs                                   Illinois Department
Department of Commerce and Community                    of Corrections
620 East Adams Street                                Illinois Department of Corrections
Springfield, IL 62701                                1301 Concordia Ct.
                                                     Springfield, IL 62794
(217) 782-3233                                       (217) 522-2666                              Volunteer Labor Force (G)

Community Development Assistance                     Prisoners to sandbag, construct levees and
Program (Community Development Block                 flood fight. Prisoners are also occasionally
Grant) (G)                                           used to clean streams of brush and debris or
                                                     clean up following a flood disaster.
- Eligible projects must include activities that
improve community welfare, specifically in           Point of Contact:
moderate or low-income areas. Conservation-
related projects can possibly include the            Illinois Department of Corrections, Office of
acquisition of real property (e.g., flood-prone      Communication
areas), construction of water or sewer facilities,   (217) 522-2666 ext. 2008
and initiatives for energy conservation.
Funding competition is intense.

- Application deadlines vary; no match

- Money originates at the federal level as the
Community Development Block Grant and is
administered directly to “entitlement”
communities such as the urbanized counties in
Northeastern Illinois and selected
municipalities such as the City of Chicago. In
other areas, municipalities and other units of
local government should contact their county
                                                     Illinois Emergency
government to apply for funds from the state         Management Agency
under the Community Development Assistance
Program. Community groups should work                       (IEMA)
through their local municipality in incorporated
areas and the next level of local government         Illinois Emergency Management Agency
(i.e. township or county) in other areas.            110 East Adams
                                                     Springfield, Illinois 62701-1109
                                                     217/782-7860                            Non-point Source Management Program
                                                (Section 319 grants) (G, O)
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program: (G)
                                                - Eligible projects include controlling or
- Governments must be enrolled and in good      eliminating non-point pollution sources.
standing with the National Flood Insurance
Program (NFIP).                                 - Application deadline is August.

- Eligible initiatives for projects include     - Requires 40% matching funds or in-kind
acquisition of insured structures and           services.
underlying real property for open space uses.
                                                -Contact Illinois Environmental Protection
- Provides up to 75% of project costs, 25%      Agency (IEPA) at 217-782-3362.
match required.
Point of Contact:                               assistance

Ron Davis                                       Illinois Clean Lakes Program (G)
                                                - Financial assistance available for lakes over                         6 acres that are publicly-owned with public                     access.

*Note* Many of the FEMA programs such as        - Application deadline is Aug. 31 (pre-
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) or       approval) and Oct. 31 (final approval).
Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMAP)
are administered by IEMA.                       - Requires 40% match for phase I, 50% local
                                                match for phase II.

                                                - Contact IEPA at 217-782-3362.


                                                Lake Education Assistance Program (G, E,

                                                - Eligible projects include educational
                                                programs on inland lakes and lake
      Illinois                                  watersheds.

   Environmental                                - Maximum funding of $500 is reimbursed after
 Protection Agency                              completion. Deadlines are Sept. & Jan.

        (IEPA)                                  - Contact IEPA at 217-782-3362.

Division of Water Pollution Control             assistance/index.html
Permit Section # 15
1021 North Grand Avenue East                    Priority Lake and Watershed
P. 0. Box 19276
                                                Implementation Program (G)
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276
                                                - Eligible projects include funding to implement
                                                protection/restoration practices that improve                     water quality prioritized publicly-owned lakes.
- Funding up to 100%, projects range from
$5,000 to $30,000.

- Contact IEPA at 217-782-3362.

                                                  Illinois Department
                                                       of Natural
    Illinois Historic                               Resources (IDNR)
      Preservation                                Illinois Department of Natural Resources
      Agency (IHPA)                               Office of Water Resources
                                                  One Natural Resources Way
                                                  Springfield, IL 62701
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency             (217) 782-3863
500 East Madison Street
Springfield, IL 62701                   
                                                  The Illinois Department of Natural
Mike Jackson         217/785-5412                 Resources/Office of Water Resources
                                                  (IDNR/OWR) is the state agency that
Certified Local Government Program [for           regulates construction activities in the state’s
historic preservation] (G)                        rivers, lakes, and streams. The agency is also
                                                  very active in the planning and funding of
- Eligible projects include historical surveys,   structural flood control projects when deemed
education and historical preservation planning.   appropriate. The IDNR receives many
                                                  requests for assistance to solve urban flooding
- October deadline, 40% match required.           and other related water resources problems,
                                                  each of which leads to some category of study
- Contact the Illinois Historic Preservation      or action. IDNR/OWR also coordinates the
Agency at 217-785-5042.                           National Flood Insurance Program, mitigation
                                                  activities, and floodplain mapping issues in the                        state.

Illinois Heritage Grants [for historic            State and local floodplain regulations and
preservation] (G, O)                              NFIP coordination (I, G, O, P, E)
- Eligible projects are those that entail         - Provides community-wide or individual
historical construction.                          assistance and training to communities trying
                                                  to regulate floodplain development activities
- 40% match required.                             and reduce existing flood problems.
- Contact the Illinois Historic Preservation      - Can provide communities with training
Agency at 217-785-5042                            manuals, model floodplain and stormwater
                                                  ordinances, technical assistance, risk                            assessment, and floodplain mapping.

                                                  Point of Contact:
Paul Osman (Statewide Manager)          
(217) 782-4428                                    rm/grant
                                                  Greenways and Trails Planning Assistance
John Lentz (Northeastern IL/Chicago Metro         Program (G)
(847) 608-3100                                    - Eligible units of government include counties                        and communities > 10,000

Small Projects Fund (G)                           - $20,000 maximum awarded, 50% in-kind
                                                  contribution required.
- Provides direct assistance to rural and
smaller communities to reduce stormwater          - Must follow a planning process
related flood damages by alleviating localized,
significant drainage and flood problems.          - Contact IDNR at 217-782-3715

- Provides funding for planning and     
implementation of flood control projects in
accordance with an adopted plan.                  Illinois Trail Grant Programs (G, P, O)

- Relies on cooperative utilization of local      - A collection of various trail programs where
resources                                         eligible projects include acquiring or
                                                  constructing non-motorized bicycle and
- Limited to $100,000 at a single locality.       snowmobile paths and facilities.

Point of Contact:                                 - Deadline is March and May.

Tom Maloney                                       - 0%-50% match required, depending upon
(217) 782-4615                                    which type of trail grant.

Open Space Lands Acquisition and                  - Contact IDNR at 217-782-7481.
Development (OSLAD) Program & Open
Lands Trust Grant Program (G)           

- Eligible projects                               Urban & Community Forestry Grant
 include money for                                Program (G)
acquisition and
development of public                             - Purpose is to create or enhance local forestry
parks for passive                                 programs in communities with a local forestry
recreation/open space.                            ordinance.

- Application deadlines vary. Conservation        - May deadline.
easement required with both programs.
                                                  - 50% match required, reimbursement up to
- Funding is reimbursable up to 50% of project    $5,000.
costs, reimbursable up to $2 million for the
Trust Grant.                                      - Contact IDNR at 217-782-2361.

- Contact Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources     Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund (I, O, U)
(IDNR) for both programs at 217-782-7481.
                                                  - Eligible projects include those that deal with                       management, site inventories or on-going
                                                  education programs.
Education grants (U)
                                                  - Deadline is April.
- Funding up to $1,000 per project, match           Other tax incentives may also apply, contact
preferred but not required.                         IDNR regarding the Real Property
                                                    Conservation Rights Act and the Illinois
- Contact IDNR at 217-785-8774.                     Natural Areas Preservation Act at 217-785-
                                                    8774. Contact your local township or county
Conservation 2000 -- Ecosystems Program             assessor to determine eligibility under the
(O)                                                 Open Space Assessment and Preferential
                                                    Assessment of Common Areas.
- Eligible projects include habitat protection or
improvement, technical assistance, and

- The Ecosystems Program provides financial
and technical support to groups (ecosystem          State
partners) which seek to maintain and enhance
ecological and economic conditions in key           Water
watersheds of Illinois.
- February deadline, contact IDNR at 217-782-
7940.                                               Illinois Department of Natural Resources
                                                    State Water Survey                        2204 Griffith Dr.
                                                    Champaign, IL 61820
State Tax Incentives for Conservation (O, I)
                                                    The Illinois State Water Survey is the scientific
- Urban land that is environmentally sensitive      and technical branch of IDNR. The office
may qualify for significant property tax            maintains the state repository for flood history,
reductions:                                         flood gage data, floodplain mapping and
Real Property Conservation Rights Act (765          hydrologic studies.
ILCS 120/1 et seq.).
                                                    Surface Water and Floodplain Services
- If land is qualified by having a conservation     Program (I, G, O, P)
easement, it may be assessed at 8 1/3 fair
market value.                                       A variety of information and technical services
Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act (525        related to surface water resources and
ILCS 30/1 et.seq)/17 Ill Adm. Code.                 floodplain management are provided to
                                                    individuals, industry, business professionals,
- If land is qualified by being designated as an    public agencies, and governmental units. The
Illinois Nature Preserve, it may be assessed at     Illinois State Water Survey functions as the
$1/year in perpetuity.                              Floodplain Information Repository maintaining
                                                    a library of information and technical data
Open Space Assessment (Illinois Property Tax        related to flooding. The library also includes a
Code Sections 10-155).                              complete set of National Flood Insurance
                                                    Program (NFIP) maps and studies as well as
- A lower use evaluation is used for land in        engineering data and supportive studies
open space, 10 acre minimum area, not               related to flooding, a complete set of National
applicable in Cook County.                          Wetlands Inventory Maps and US Geological
                                                    Survey topographic quadrangles, and the
- Preferential Assessment of Common Areas           Survey’s Surface Water Data Files. This
(Illinois Property Tax Code Sections 10-35).        information my be viewed by the public during
                                                    regular business hours. The Water Survey
- Purpose is to encourage open space in             also completes flood hazard zone
residential developments, if qualifying,            determinations and calculates approximate
assessment is reduced to $1/year.                   base flood elevations. Minimal fees are
                                                    charged for some services.
Point of Contact:                                     - Planning is encouraged to be completed now
                                                      for new disbursements.
Sally McConkey
217/333-5482                                          - Local 20% match required for projects, 50%
                                                      match for land acquisition.

                                                      - Contact Illinois Dept. of Transportation
                                                      (IDOT) at 1-800-493-3434.

                                                      Illinois Tomorrow Program (G)

                                                      Initiative is a bold, coordinated approach to
                                                      balanced growth for communities throughout
                                                      the state of Illinois. It promotes voluntary
                                                      state/local partnerships and focuses on state
Illinois Department                                   programs that invest in existing communities.
                                                      ILLINOIS TOMORROW is a comprehensive
 of Transportation                                    effort guided by the core principles of reducing
       (IDOT)                                         traffic congestion, preserving open space,
                                                      encouraging reinvestment and redevelopment,
                                                      enhancing the quality of life, and encouraging
Illinois Department of Transportation                 local government partnership.
Hanley Administration Building
Springfield, IL 62764                                 As part of his ILLINOIS TOMORROW
(217) 782-5597                                        initiative, the Corridor Planning Grant Program
                                                      is designed to help local governments develop                            land use and infrastructure plans that promote
                                                      the efficient use of transportation facilities and
Illinois Transportation Enhancement                   enhance quality of life.
Program (G)
                                                      Point of Contact:
Eligible projects include those that support
alternative modes of transportation and that          Local metropolitan planning organization or the
preserve visual and cultural resources,               Illinois Department of Transportation at (217)
including historic preservation and landscaping       782-2863.

               Private and Non-Profit
  Private sources for community projects include associations, corporations, and individuals that
  have established foundations for charitable purposes. Many corporate foundations focus their
  philanthropy in areas near their operations, so local retailers, businesses, or the local chamber
  of commerce might be a source of revenue for your project. Most, but not all, require that the
  group applying for funding be sponsored by a not-for-profit [501(c)(3)] corporation. Information
  about private foundations can be identified through organizations that specialize in grant
  information research. Fees for services or products may be charged by these organizations, so
  be sure to clarify if charges will be incurred. For “do-it-your-selfers,” local grant data collection
  centers are available throughout Illinois. Some clearing houses for information include:
Resources for Global Sustainability           The Foundation Center.
P.O. Box 3665, Cary, NC 27519.                79 Fifth Street, New York, New York 10003.
1-800-724-1857                                1-212-620-4230

RGS publishes a yearly catalog called
“Environmental Grantmaking Foundations”
                                              The River Network Directory lists over            3600 grassroots river and watershed
                                              conservation groups, local agencies, and
Sonoran Institute                             governments.
Useful web site in identifying resources:

AmeriCorps National                           American Red Cross
Civilian Community                            111 East Wacker Drive
Corps (ANCCC) provides                        Suite 200
team based support to                         Chicago, IL 60601
communities with strategic                    (312) 729-6242
plans to help implement flood mitigation
projects, Project Impact disaster   
preparedness, and post-disaster community     /readyflood.pdf
renovation projects.                      America the Beautiful Fund (U)

American Planning Association: More           - Free seeds provided in
information on planning and regulatory        support of USDA-sponsored
techniques to preserve                        initiative
floodplain open space
can be found in                               - Phone is at 202-638-1649
Subdivision Design in
Flood Hazard Areas,                 
Planning Advisory
Service Report # 473. Copies can be ordered   Association of State Floodplain Managers:
for $32 ($16 for APA members) from            The nation’s primary floodplain management
                                              association. Annual conference, technical
American Planning Association                 resources available, training opportunities.
122 South Michigan Ave, Suite 1600            Addressing Your Community's Flood
Chicago, IL 60603                             Problems - A Guide for Elected Officials
(312) 431-9100                                No Adverse Impact Publications
                                              Mitigation Success Stories
Growing Smart web page       Association of State
dex.html                                      Floodplain Managers Inc.
                                              2809 Fish Hatchery Road
American Red Cross:: Many resources to        Madison, WI 53713-3120
help communities and individuals deal with    (608) 274-0123
post disaster recovery and repair. The Red
Cross produces several excellent booklets
dealing with flood recovery.
Point of Contact:                                  939-0490 -
                                                   fax:(312) 939-0931 - email:
Paul Osman, ASFPM Midwest Regional       
(217)782-4428                                      Great Lakes Commission
Chicago Wilderness                                 Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil
                                                   Erosion and Sediment Control (U)
Small Grants (U)
                                                   - USDA-sponsored
- Eligible projects include                        projects include
natural areas enhancement,                         protection of Great
education, and research                            Lakes Water Quality by controlling erosion
that focus on biological                           and sedimentation (only available in Lake,
diversity of northeastern Illinois, northwestern   Cook, and Will Counties). Typical grant
Indiana, and the southeastern Wisconsin            amount around $25,000.
                                                   - Application deadline in January.
- Application deadlines vary, need to call
                                                   - Contact the Great Lakes Commission at
- 1:1 matching funds or in-kind services           734-665-9135.
- Contact the Chicago Wilderness at 312-346-
8166 ext. 30 for information.                      Illinois Association for Floodplain and
                                                   Stormwater Management (IAFSM)
Wetland Restoration Fund: G, U.
                                                   153 Nanti Street
- Eligible projects include wetlands and other     Park Forest, Illinois 60466
aquatic ecosystem restorations, projects must      (708)747-5273
be in the six-county Chicago metropolitan
area and have either a conservation
easement or be owned by a government     
                                                   Annual conference, floodplain manager
- Deadline is March and October                    certification, home study courses, technical
                                                   resources available, guidebooks on flood
- Contact the Chicago Wilderness at 312-346-       reduction, training opportunities.
8166 ext. 30 for information.
                                                   IL Chapter of the American Planning
ESRI: Hazard Mapping Site                          Association -
- Make an Online Hazard
Map                                                Illinois Conservation Foundation
                                                   Grant Fund (P, G)
map.html                                           - Eligible projects include those that enhance
                                                   natural resources.
Friends of the Chicago River -
                                                   - February deadlines.
                                                   - Grants up to $5,000.
407 S. Dearborn, Suite
1580, Chicago IL                                   - Contact is at 312-814-7237
60605 - phone: (312)                    

Institute for Business & Home Safety -          North American Lake Management
                                                Society: U.
Community Land Use and Disasters    - Grant Programs and other incentives
htm                                             periodically offered to enhance the protection
                                                of lake watersheds.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Grants (U)                            

- Eligible projects include                     Northeastern Illinois Regional Planning
habitat restoration and                         Commission - Variety of
protection on private lands                     publications and assistance. -
- Deadlines vary per
individual program                              Lake Management Environmental
                                                Considerations in Comprehensive Planning; A
- Sample grant sizes range from under           Manual for Local Officials.
$5,000 to $75,000.                              Model Floodplain and Stormwater
                                                Management ordinances
- Contact is at 202-857-0166                    People on the Water Planning Guide
                                                Acquiring Open Space Manual
                                                River Network
National Tree Trust                             Watershed Assistance Grants Program (U)
Community Tree Planting & Partnership
Enhancement Monetary Grant Program: P.          - Eligible projects include community-based
                                                partnerships that conserve or restore
- Eligible projects include community tree      watersheds.
plantings with seedlings and grants to
organizations for urban areas.                  - Deadlines are February 18 and June 15

- Seedlings are donated directly to             - Grant amounts range from $1.500-30,000.
organizations conducting the plantings or
monetary grants.                                - Contact River Network at 503-241-3506 ext.
- Seedlings must be maintained and reports
required for two years after grant award.

- Contact the National Tree Trust at 202-628-
8733/Fax-8735 for more information on both
these programs.

State Of Illinois Grant Data Collection
Foundation Center Cooperating Collections
Illinois State Library
                                                 22 Southeast Fifth St., Evansville, IN 47708
(217) 558-4185
                                                 (812) 428-8218
The Donor’s Forum of Chicago.
                                                 Rock Island Public Library
208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 735, Chicago, IL
60604.                                           401 -19th St. Rock Island, IL

(312) 578-0175.                                  (309) 732-7323             
                                                 University of Illinois at Springfield
Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy,       (Brookens Library)
                                                 Shepherd Rd. Springfield, IL 62794
1 Metropolitan Square, Suite 1295
211 North Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102           (217) 206-6633
(314) 621-6220
                                                 Natural Hazards Research Center
Evanston Public Library                          IBS No. 6, 482 UBC
                                                 Boulder, CO 80309-0482
- 1703 Orrington Ave Evanston, IL 60201.         (303) 492-2150

(847) 866-0305.

Evansville -Vanderburgh County Public

Examples of private grant sources for community-based conservation
or water resources projects include:
Kodak American Greenways Awards
Program (P, G)                         

- Eligible projects include greenway and trail   Exxon-Mobile Educational Foundation (U,
projects.                                        P)

- Grants range from $500-$2,500.                 - Emphasis is on conservation and education.

- Contact Greenways Coordinator at (703)         - Contact is at (972) 444-1104.
525-6300 or
                                                 Field Foundation of Illinois (P)
Chicago Community Trust (P)
                                                 - Funding restricted to six-county Chicago
222 N. LaSalle St. Ste 1400 (Chicago area        metropolitan area.
Chicago, IL 60601 312-372-3356                   - Focus is on prevention and reduction of
pollution and preservation and protection of     nment.
the natural environment.
                                                 Captain Planet Foundation (E, P)
- Call (312) 831-0910 for more information.
                                                 - Eligible projects include environmental
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley                    activities for children 6-18 such as urban
Foundation (U, P)                                gardens, water testing, and habitat
- Eligible projects primarily conservation.
Chicago area only, sample grants from            - Grants range from $250-$2,500.
$3,000-$50,000 range.
- Contact for deadlines.
                                                 Rails to Trails Clearinghouse (G, O, P, E,
- Contact is at 35 E. Wacker Drive, Ste. 2600,   U)
Chicago, IL 60601, ATTN: Judith Stockdale.
                                                 - Web site has list of funding sources for trail
- Phone is at (312) 977-2700.                    & greenway funding and project planning.                              - Contact is at 877-GRNWAYS
Wildlife Links (I, G, O)
                                                 Other miscellaneous funding alternatives:
- Eligible projects include management &
education projects for conservation on golf      National Urban & Community Forestry
courses.                                         Council Challenge Cost-Share Program (G,
                                                 O, P, E)
- Contact National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
at (202) 857-0166                                - Eligible projects are urban & community
                                                 - 25% cost-share needed
Grand Victoria Foundation (P)
                                                 - Contact is at (209)536-9201
- Eligible projects include proposals, which
address pollution, natural area restoration,
and using Best Management Practices in
northeastern Illinois (outside Chicago).         Illinois Clean Energy Community
Application deadlines twice yearly.              Foundation (P, E, G)

- Contact the foundation at (847) 289-8575.      - Eligible projects include those that enhance
                                                 natural areas, increase the use of renewable                  energy, or improve energy efficiency.

Motorola Foundation (P)                          - Deadlines in April and July.

- Eligible projects include efforts near         - Contact is at (312) 372-5191

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