EPA Announces $9.5 Million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants

The U.S. EPA yesterday announced it was accepting applications for $9.5 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants. The announcement is below.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting applications from states, tribes, local governments, universities, nonprofit organizations, and other eligible organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants and cooperative agreements to be awarded as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, http://glri.us

EPA will award approximately $9.5 million under this request for applications for about 20 projects, contingent on the availability of appropriations, the quality of applications received and other applicable considerations. This RFA is EPA’s major competitive grant funding opportunity under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for fiscal year 2013. It is one of several funding opportunities available through federal agencies under GLRI. Applications are requested for projects within the following four categories:

  • Reducing exposure to toxic substances from fish consumption
  • Invasive species prevention and control
  • Lake Erie Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative
  • Facilitation of Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) stakeholder forums

A webinar explaining the grant application process will be held at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on Tuesday, July 30.  Register for the webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/948263881
 
The Request for Applications and information about applying for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants are available at: http://www.epa.gov/grtlakes/fund/2013rfa01/
 
Applications are due: 11:59 p.m. EDT (10:59 p.m. CDT), Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

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