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Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)

Western Mining Action Network (WMAN)
2018-2019 Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program
Due: February 1, 2019
The IEN/WMAN Mining Mini-Grants Program offers financial grant assistance to communities threatened or adversely affected by mining in the U.S. and Canada.
This year, they will fund approximately 70 grantees at $3,000 each and 10 grantees at $5,000 each.  In order to receive funding at the $5,000 grant amount, they will ask you to provide additional information in Part 2 of the Program application, download here. ( Word Document)
If you have any questions about whether or not your project would qualify, please contact us to talk about it prior to the application deadline. Contact information:

Simone Senogles, Indigenous Environmental Network, (218) 751-4967, and Mary Costello, WMAN Network Coordinator at (208) 610-4896.
You can also email questions to

Grant proposals and reports should be submitted to: They cannot guarantee your application will be considered if it is not submitted to this email address.

Please read more here.

February 4, 2019
NOAA is seeking proposals from non-federal partners for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to help continue our work restoring Great Lakes coastal ecosystems. Up to $5 million in awards will be provided through new multi-year regional partnerships in 2019. Proposals are due February 4, 2018.

The selected projects will support our efforts to clean up and restore Great Lakes Areas of Concern, places where pollution has impacted ecosystems and the public’s ability to use natural resources. New to the competition this year, we’re expanding our regional partnerships to support activities that restore native Great Lakes fish habitat outside of Areas of Concern.

Since 2010, NOAA has supported more than 60 projects through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These projects have restored more than 7,500 acres of habitat and opened almost 500 miles of stream for fish to access their habitat.

For more information, visit the 2019 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding opportunity.

Grants Available for Volunteer Efforts to Clean Michigan’s Waters
February 11, 2019

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Great Lakes Commission (GLC) 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 February 11, 2019. The grant application package is available here. Applications are reviewed and assessed by the MDEQ and GLC, with final decisions anticipated in early May 2019.

To learn more about the grant program, contact Laura Kaminski, GLC, at 734‑971-9135 or Questions about the grant application process should be directed to Marcy Knoll Wilmes, Water Resources Division, MDEQ, at 517-342-4348 or

Let us know if you would like your grant program featured here.

Sustain Our Great Lakes – 2019 Funding Opportunity
Pre-Aplication Webinar: 
January 16, 2018 at 11 AM Eastern Time/10 AM Central Time
Due: February 12, 2019

Sustain Our Great Lakes is soliciting proposals to benefit fish, wildlife, habitat and water quality in the Great Lakes basin. The program will award grants in 2019 to improve and enhance: 1) stream and riparian habitat; 2) coastal wetland habitat; and 3) water quality in the Great Lakes and its tributaries. Details about this funding opportunity are provided in the Request for Proposals. The submission deadline for pre-proposals is February 12, 2019. Additional application information is available at

In 2019, grant funding will be awarded in four categories:

  • Restoring and Enhancing Stream and Riparian Habitat
  • Restoring and Enhancing Coastal Wetlands
  • Expanding Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Great Lakes Communities
  • New Funding Opportunity: Maintaining and Enhancing Benefits of Habitat Restoration through Invasive Species Control

To be eligible for funding, projects must occur within the Great Lakes basin. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal and local governments. Approximately $8.2 million is expected to be available for grant awards. Individual awards will range from $100,000 to $1 million.

Sustain Our Great Lakes partners will host the following webinar to share additional information pertinent to this funding opportunity:

2019 Funding Opportunity Webinar – Guidance for Applicants
January 16, 2018 at 11 AM Eastern Time/10 AM Central Time
This webinar will provide additional information on the current funding opportunity, provide additional guidance on the application process, and provide answers to participant questions. Webinar participants can register by clicking here.

A recording of the webinar will be available for viewing at following conclusion of the live program.

Ohio Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program
Due: February 15, 2019

Ohio EPA is distributing almost $3 million dollars in grants to address algae blooms in the Great Lakes. Grant priority is for projects that will reduce nutrients and eliminate impairments in critical areas such as the western Lake Erie basin. These are available to local soil and water conservation districts or municipalities that apply before the February 15th deadline.

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:

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