The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals from states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes.
Up to $27.5 million will be available during the current funding cycle. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects in the Great Lakes basin.
“This round of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding will be used for projects that control invasive species, prevent the discharge of nutrients and sediment, and improve water quality in the Great Lakes,” said EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman. “The work funded by these grants will help to restore and protect waters that are essential to the health and jobs of millions of Americans.”
Applications are due August 25, 2014.
Press Release, July 16, 2014