Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
DOI, FWS
Description: 

Deadline Passed 03/29/2019. Deadline Unknown for 2020. The goal of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is to target the most significant environmental problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem by funding and implementing federal projects that address these problems. As part of this initiative, the two bird habitat joint ventures that are in the Great Lakes watershed, the Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture and the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture, will be working with the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration programs in the Midwest and Northeast Regions of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to competitively fund state and other partner projects for long-term habitat protection, restoration, or enhancement, for conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations, particularly migratory birds. Preference will be given to activities that help meet the habitat goals of the Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture Implementation Plan or the Lower Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Plain (BCR 13) Bird Conservation Region Plan, other relevant bird conservation plans, and State Wildlife Action Plans. 

Category: 
restoration, habitat protection, enhancement, conservation, Great Lakes species, implementation
Funding Amount: 
$25,000-$300,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes
Eligibility: 
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) and Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) included in eligibility.
Contact Information: 
Fish & Wildlife Biologist Shelley DiBona 413 253-8509 Shelley_DiBona@fws.gov