Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act


RFP closed. Expect announcement in December 2016. The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act Grant Program provides federal grants on a competitive basis to states, tribes and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat in the Great Lakes basin.

Wildlife, Water, Research, Natural Resources, Conservation, Coastal
Funding Amount: 
Successful restoration and research projects have ranged from $2,300 to $2,000,000 with the average project at $97,720.
Matching Funds: 
25% non-federal match required.
States, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, and Native American Treaty Organizations within the Great Lakes Basin are eligible. Local governments, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and conservation organizations (either within or outside of the basin) may receive funding if sponsored by an institution listed above. Proof of sponsorship is not required at the pre-proposal stage, but is required during the development of full proposals to receive funding.
Contact Information: 
Mr. Rick Westerhof U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Green Bay Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office 6644 Turner Road Elmira, Michigan 49730 Email: Phone: 231-584-3553 Fax: 231-584-2462