Indiana’s Lake Michigan Coastal Program (LMCP) supports coordination and partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies and NGO partners for the protection and sustainable use of natural and cultural resources. Educating communities on becoming more resilient is a primary priority for the LMCP, and it starts with the Technical Assistance Planning Program (TAPP). TAPP connects coastal decision-makers with resources to support sustainable development and natural resource planning. Through the TAPP, LMCP works with communities and organizations located within the state’s portion of the Lake Michigan basin on comprehensive plan updates, sub-area planning, local ordinance development, and other policy and coordination initiatives. LCMP also partners with the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program to help communities understand stormwater management practices such as rain gardens, bioswales, vegetated buffer strips, and open space corridors.