Environment Erie – Executive Director
Environment Erie is hiring an Executive Director. In summary, the job will Provide leadership for Environment Erie. Responsible for providing strategic vision and high-level management in the following areas: human resources, financial management, development, administrative functions, and both maintaining and expanding Environment Erie programs.
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Michigan Sea Grant offers coastal resilience funding opportunity
Due: December 15, 2017
Michigan Sea Grant (MISG) is soliciting proposals from Michigan coastal communities to improve their resilience planning initiatives. MISG anticipates awarding 3 or more 1-year grants with $15,000 as the maximum annual funding allowance. Funding should be used to help decision makers anticipate the likely impacts of climate change and ensure that climate issues are incorporated into their coastal community planning. This effort will provide waterfront communities with tools and techniques to support “resilient waterfront” master planning in tandem with sustainable economic development and natural resources protection.
This competition includes two categories: 1) Visioning and Planning, and 2) Plan Implementation. Support through Category 1 will finance community resilience planning through visioning charrettes or workshops to achieve plans for a more sustainable future for the waterfront. Support through Category 2 may include developing documents for a grant application or project design, or implementing a component of resilience planning.
While waterfronts are a great asset to many coastal communities, they are also subject to natural hazards, such as flooding, shoreline erosion, and sedimentation of harbors. Ensuring that master planning, capital improvement plans, zoning ordinances, and building codes for any new development or redevelopment are compatible with water-dependent uses and waterfront character is a continual challenge. Projects that use established waterfront planning resources will be given priority.
Communities at least partly within Michigan’s Coastal Zone Management Boundary are eligible for this funding opportunity. Boundary maps can be viewed here.
All proposals require a 50 percent non-federal match (one non-federal dollar for every two federal dollars requested). Funding is contingent upon NOAA approval and congressional appropriation of funds.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is 5 p.m. December 15, 2017 (EST).
For details on these opportunities, see: www.miseagrant.umich.edu/research/funding-information
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Due: Monday, January 8, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. EST
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently accepting project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (Act). The Service requests interested entities to submit restoration, research and regional project proposals for the restoration of Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources, as authorized under the Act (16 USC 941c). The purpose of the Act is to provide assistance to states, tribes and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. The deadline for proposal submission is Monday, January 8, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. EST.
A total of approximately $1.2 million is projected to support projects this fiscal year. Available funding and project awards are subject to final Congressional appropriations for fiscal year 2018. Project funding is available to support Great Lakes Basin restoration, research and regional projects. Local watershed associations, municipalities, tribes, states and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply.
The 2016 reauthorization of the Act made significant changes to allowable sources of non-federal match as it relates to time period, and land and conservation easements. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details.
All project proposals will be compiled, reviewed and ranked by the Proposal Review Committee, and final funding decisions will be made by the Service in early to late summer of 2018.
The announcement and application templates and guidelines can be found at: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/fisheries/glfwra-grants.html
Great Lakes Fishery Commission Pre-Proposals
Due: January 15, 2018
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission is accepting pre-proposals through January 15, 2018 for its Fishery Research and Sea Lamprey Research programs. More information can be found with this link or here.
For a list of foundations and other funding sources that also may be able to provide financial backing for your project follow the links below: