U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
07/08/21 6:00 PM Eastern (5:00 PM Central) Receipt
Grants to USA government agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribes, and educational institutions in eligible locations for environmental projects. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support forest restoration activities that protect and maintain the Great Lakes ecosystem. Funded projects must be located within the Great Lakes watershed of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) targets improvements to address the most significant environmental problems within the Great Lakes Basin. Funds will support projects that implement strategic, priority actions within Forest Service authorities to restore, protect, and maintain the Great Lakes ecosystem. Successful projects will implement reforestation and other forest restoration activities to address invasive species, nonpoint source pollution impacts on nearshore health, and habitat restoration in coastal and riparian areas. All proposed projects must lie entirely within the Great Lakes watershed of the United States.
Anticipated funds will be distributed across three specific Program Areas described below. Projects must address the purpose of one of the three Program Areas, and may apply for consideration under only one of those Program Areas:
For further details and funding priorities for each of these Program Areas, see https://usfs-public.app.box.com/v/FRRFAInstructions#page=4.
GrantWatch ID#: 185849
The minimum and maximum Federal funding requests vary depending on program area, as follows:
1. Insect and Disease Mitigation: Minimum Federal Request $50,000 / Maximum Federal Request $200,000
2. Reduce Runoff: Minimum Federal Request $100,000 / Maximum Federal Request $300,000
3. Coastal and Riparian Habitats: Minimum Federal Request $50,000 / Maximum Federal Request $200,000
The expected award date is between October 2021 and February 2022. Projects should be completed within a 2-year project period after the award date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For general questions, contact:
Natural Resource Specialist
For questions regarding the types of projects or components that will be considered, please contact your respective Field Office Representative:
- Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana:
Carleen Yocum, St. Paul Field Office Rep., 651-649-5276, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ohio and Pennsylvania:
Joe Koloski, Morgantown Field Office Rep., 304-285-1540, email@example.com
- New York:
Constance Carpenter, Durham Field Office Rep., 603-868-7694, firstname.lastname@example.org
For technical support, contact:
Grants.gov customer support
For a Great Lakes Watershed Map, see Appendix A on p. 10 of https://usfs-public.app.box.com/v/FRRFAInstructions.
For a list of Eligible Counties Wholly or Partially in the Great Lakes Watershed, see Appendix B on p. 11 of https://usfs-public.app.box.com/v/FRRFAInstructions.
USA: Illinois; Indiana; Michigan; Minnesota; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Wisconsin
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