The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is excited to announce the opening of our 2024 Conservation Grants Program application period.

Conservation Grants are available for conservation related projects to be implemented in Chippewa, Luce, or Mackinac county. CLMCD is anticipating awarding up to $12,000 to 6 – 10 projects across Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties.

Grants will range between $1,000 – $2,000 with a maximum request of $2,000 per grant. CLMCD seeks proposals for a variety of projects that have a direct impact to the improvement of our natural resources through hands on educational programs or projects that directly impact the environment in a positive way.

The grant application period is now open and will close March 8, 2024 at 4 p.m. Eligible applicants include; local school districts, private landowners, Native American tribes, libraries, townships, local municipalities, non-profit organizations, lake associations, school groups, and other community groups. Groups cannot have any political affiliations. Project priorities are as follows:

1. Hands on outdoor natural resources education or service project with Adults or High School aged youth – other youth ages will be considered
2. Natural shoreline protection, or riparian buffer (forested or native plants/grasses)
3. Agriculture education or community/school garden expansion – Must include education component
4. Establishment of pollinator garden(s) or rain garden(s)
5. Natural resources educational signage for public parks, trails, walkways.
6. Other

Application materials for the 2024 Conservation Grants can be found on the CLMCD website at

If you’re interested in applying and have questions, contact Mike McCarthy, CLMCD Executive Director at 906-635-1278 or by email at

Complete grant applications are due to CLMCD by 4 p.m. March 8, 2024. Application materials and all other supporting documents should be emailed to:

Applicants will be notified by email when their application is received. If you do not receive an email that CLMCD received your application within 24 hours of submission, please call us at 906-635-1278. Late applications will not be accepted.