Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)

Established in 2002 to protect coastal and estuarine lands considered important for their ecological, conservation, recreational, historical or aesthetic valuesCoastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) provides state and local governments with matching funds to purchase significant coastal and estuarine lands, or conservation easements on such lands, from willing sellers. Lands or conservation easements acquired with CELCP funds are protected in perpetuity so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.

As of 2015 this funding opportunity was available for the Great Lakes only – check the website for the most recent updates regarding this program.

screenshot of NOAA's CELCP webpage.
Screenshot of NOAA’s CELCP webpage.