Agencies and Organizations in Coastal Resilience

This resource is a compilation of agencies and organizations that are related to and involved in coastal resiliency.


Wisconsin Emergency Management

Wisconsin Emergency Management is a division of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.  Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) builds capabilities and coordinates resources to support a safe and resilient Wisconsin. The bulk of WEM is organized into two Bureaus: 1) Response and Recovery; 2) Planning and Preparedness. These two sectors are responsible for carrying out the process of emergency management as well as the support for it. WEM helps communities become more resilient and able to bounce back from all manner of adverse events, including coastal hazards. They also have opportunities for communities to bounce back from hazards by offering funding for hazard mitigation assistance programs and recovery programs. Learn more about WEM here!


Wisconsin Coastal Management Program

Photo Credit: Wisconsin Great Lakes Chronicle 2020

WCMP is aimed at preserving and improving access to the natural and historic resources of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coasts. They aim to orchestrate the management of ecological, economic, and aesthetic assets of the Great Lakes coastal areas. Some of the objectives that this program tries to accomplish involve improving the implementation and coordination of regulations and policies affecting the coast, planning initiatives, assistance in coastal management, increasing public awareness, and involvement. Their grant program provides grant funding to local governments, nonprofit organizations, schools and universities, and state agencies for coastal resiliency projects. Projects that can be funded through this grant include categories such as wetland protection, pollution control, resource and community planning, education, and preservation projects. Check out this blog post for more info!