The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has announced that the Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) program 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 three key areas: 1) stream and riparian habitat; 2) coastal wetland habitat; and 3) water quality in the Great Lakes and its tributaries. Approximately $8.2 million is expected to be available for grant awards in 2019.
Projects must take place in the Great Lakes Watershed. Most of the funding will go towards U.S. projects, but up to $200 000 will go towards projects in Canada.
- Restoring and Enhancing Stream and Riparian Habitat
- Restoring and Enhancing Coastal Wetland Habitat
- Expanding Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Great Lakes Communities
- Maintaining and Enhancing Benefits of Habitat Restoration through Invasive Species Control
Pre-Proposal Due Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Full Proposal Due Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Webinar Providing Guidance For Funding Applicants January 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time/10:00 AM Central Time
This funding program is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in partnership with ArcelorMittal, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Significant program funding is provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), a federal program designed to protect, restore and enhance the Great Lakes ecosystem.
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