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Current Great Lakes funding opportunities

Last Updated – 01/07/2015

Process for GLRI funding and letters of support

If you are planning to apply for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds from any of the granting agencies, you are strongly encouraged to share your project idea with DNR regional Great Lakes staff. Staff will work with partner groups as best they can in developing projects. Letters of support for GLRI projects will come from the Office of the Great Lakes.

Guidance documents for additional information
GLRI funding and letters of support guidance documents [PDF]

Request for proposals

Sustain Our Great Lakes funding for Stream and Riparian and Coastal Wetland Restoration

Sustain Our Great Lakes is soliciting applications for competitive funding to restore and enhance habitat in the Great Lakes basin. Details about this funding opportunity are provided in the Request For Proposals [PDF exit DNR]. Additional application and webinar information can be viewed below.

» Sustain Our Great Lakes [exit DNR].

The submission deadline is February 18, 2015.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Great Lakes Habitat Restoration

NOAA’s Restoration Center announces a federal funding opportunity (FFO) for habitat restoration in U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern. NOAA anticipates that up to $15 million may be available for Great Lakes habitat restoration over the next three years to maintain selected awards, dependent upon the level of funding made available by Congress. The FFO along with additional information is available below.

» Funding number: NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2015-2004351 [exit DNR].

The closing date is March 3, 2015. If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact either Jessica Berrio or Julie Sims.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Land Acquisition Grants

NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management is soliciting proposals for competitive funding available for land acquisition in U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern [exit DNR] under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative as anticipated in the President’s FY2015 budget. Applications should be submitted for any project that is to be considered for this funding, even for those projects already submitted as applications to other NOAA competitions. Applications selected for funding through this solicitation will be implemented through a grant, with awards dependent upon the amount of funds made available to NOAA for this purpose through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additional information is available below.

» Funding number: NOAA-NOS-OCRM-2015-2004312 [exit DNR].

Closing date for applications is March 6, 2015. Estimated total program funding is $800,000. For more information please contact Elizabeth Mountz, Program Officer Phone 301-563-1148.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program is currently working with partners on developing projects for habitat restoration, monitoring, education, invasive species control and closing costs related to land acquisitions in Great Lakes coastal environments. For assistance in preparing and submitting a proposal, please contact Darin Simpkins at 920–866–1739.

» U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program [exit DNR]

Last revised: Wednesday May 20 2015