Sustain Our Great Lakes has announced their 2016 Request for Proposals to fund habitat restoration projects in the Great Lakes basin. Up to $5 million is available for grants in two categories: Stream and Riparian Habitat restoration or enhancement and Coastal Wetland restoration or enhancement. Individual grants will range from $50,000 to $1.5 million. The submission deadline is February 17, 2016. Details can be found here, you can view the RFP here, or find general information on

There will also be two webinars with additional information related to this grant funding:

Webinar 1: 2016 Funding Opportunity – Guidance for Applicants
January 13, 2016 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.

Webinar 2: Navigating the Fishworks Tool
January 28, 2016 at 11 AM Eastern Time/10 AM Central Time
This webinar will provide and overview of the new online Fishworks tool, demonstrate how it can help prioritize aquatic passage barriers for removal, and explain how to incorporate this information into project proposals. Webinar participants can register by clicking here.

Recordings of the webinars will be available for viewing at following conclusion of the live programs.