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Sustain Our Great Lakes 2018 Funding Opportunity
Pre-Proposals due: February 13, 2018
Sustain Our Great Lakes is soliciting applications for funding to restore and enhance habitat in the Great Lakes basin. The Request for Proposals is available at www.sustainourgreatlakes.org. In 2018, grant funding will be awarded in four categories:
Eligible applicants include non-profit organization, educational institution, and state, tribal and local governments. Pre-proposals will be due February 13, 2018.
Grants Available for Volunteer Efforts to Clean Michigan’s Waters
Due: February 20, 2018
LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Great Lakes Commission today announced the availability of $25,000 for small grants to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks.
Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program provides grants to local units of government to help clean Michigan waterways. Local units of government may partner with nonprofit organizations or other volunteer groups to carry out the work. A 25 percent minimum local match is required.
The program is funded by fees from the sale of Michigan’s specialty water quality protection license plates, available from the Secretary of State’s Office.
The application deadline is Feb. 20, 2018. The grant application package is available at: https://www.glc.org/work/VRSCCP/apply. Applications are reviewed and assessed by the MDEQ and Great Lakes Commission, with final decisions anticipated in early May 2018.
To learn more about the grant program, contact Laura Kaminski, Great Lakes Commission, at 734‑971-9135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the grant application process should be directed to Marcy Knoll Wilmes, Water Resources Division, MDEQ, at 517-342-4348 or email@example.com.
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust is Accepting Habitat Protection and Restoration Proposals
Due: 5:00 PM, Friday, February 23, 2018
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting proposals under its Habitat Protection and Restoration grant program. This request for proposals (RFP) will be used for the disbursement of up to $500,000 in grants in 2018. Grants awarded through this RFP are intended for:
Due to limited funding, the GLFT will only consider project sites located:
(a) Within the Lake Michigan basin
(b) In the state of Michigan within other Great Lakes basins (e.g., the Michigan shore of lakes Erie, Huron, and Superior)
For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the GLFT website at www.glft.org. The GLFT will only accept submissions online on or before 5:00 PM, Friday, February 23, 2018. If you have questions regarding the program area or a proposal submission, please contact Jonathon Beard, grant manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 371-7468.
NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants
Pre-proposals Due: March 7, 2018
Up to $15 million may be awarded for coastal resilience projects under the 2018 NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants, available for projects that strengthen Great Lakes coastal communities and ecosystems, improving their resilience to extreme weather or other adverse events.
Building on the success of previous NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant competitions, the grant is funding two types of projects this year. New projects will require a pre-proposal and should focus on resilience through habitat restoration. Funding may also be awarded to projects that strengthen coastal communities, chosen from last year’s high scoring proposals.
Closing date for pre-proposals is March 7, 2018. Visit the Coastal Resilience Grant page for detailed description and requirements, and apply at www.grants.gov, funding number NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2018-2005502. If you have questions please contact Melanie Gange (email@example.com) or call 301-427-8664.
Great Lakes Protection Initiative
Due: March 15, 2018 for all priorities, with the exception of the engaging Indigenous Peoples priority due March 30, 2018
Through the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, Environment and Climate Change Canada takes action to address the most significant environmental challenges affecting Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health by delivering on Canada’s commitments under the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
To help achieve this goal, the Environment and Climate Change Canada is making funding available to support action by others to:
Applications are now being accepted until March 15, 2018 for all priorities, with the exception of the engaging Indigenous Peoples priority. Applications for projects that support the engaging Indigenous Peoples priority will be accepted until March 30, 2018.
To learn more about these funding opportunities and how to apply, please visit www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection/funding or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information on the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection.html.
EcoAction Community Funding Program
Due: March 21, 2018
Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding until March 21, 2018, for projects beginning summer 2018.
Funding is available for new projects that engage Canadians and clearly demonstrate measurable, positive environmental results related to water or climate change.
Priority will be given to proposals that achieve one of the following environmental results:
Note: Climate Change proposals not funded under EcoAction may be shared with other ECCC funding programs.
Preference will be given to proposals that engage Indigenous Peoples, youth or small businesses. All proposals must fully meet program requirements.
To learn more about the 2018 EcoAction Community Funding Program call for proposals, please join us for a webinar on Thursday, February 15th at 1:00 pm EST. Click here for more information and registration (required).
For more information on this opportunity, please visit the EcoAction Community Funding Program website or contact your Regional Office. Program Officers are available to discuss draft proposals and to provide advice on completing the application form.
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: