GLRI 2012 Request for Applications (RFA)
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Table of Contents
- Grants awarded
- Applications received
- Focus areas and categories
- Grants.gov registration
- Learn more about the RFA - questions & answers, webinars
- Submit an application
- Project benefits
- Other Great Lakes funding in 2012
The following grants were awarded pursuant to EPA's GLRI 2012 Request for Applications. Additional information about these and other GLRI awards is available from http://greatlakesrestoration.us/projects.html
- GLRI 2012 Request for Applications - Grants Awarded (PDF) (2 pp, 18K) January 2013
EPA received 200 applications totaling over $72 million.
- Applications Submitted by Great Lakes/Non-Great Lakes States
- Applications Submitted by Category
- Applications Submitted by State
Applications were due: 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday, May 24, 2012
Request for Applications (modified May 9, 2012)(PDF) (58pp, 354K) Originally issued April 19, 2012; modified May 9, 2012
EPA solicited applications for grants and cooperative agreements to be awarded as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
EPA will award approximately $20 million under this Request for Applications for about 100 projects, contingent on the availability of appropriations, the quality of applications received and other applicable considerations.
This RFA is EPA's major competitive grant funding opportunity under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for FY2012. It is one of several funding opportunities available through federal agencies under GLRI.
Up To $20 Million Available from EPA for 2012 Great Lakes Restoration Projects - April 19, 2012 news release
Focus areas and categories
EPA is requesting applications for projects in the following categories:
Focus Area 1: Toxic Substances
- Toxic Substance Reduction
Focus Area 2: Invasive Species
- Invasive Species Prevention
- Early Detection Technology for High Risk Invasive Species
- Invasive Species Control
Focus Area 3: Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution
- Making Beaches Safer
- Watershed Remediation
- Increasing Technical Expertise to Accelerate Nutrient Reduction
Focus Area 5: Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication, and Partnerships
- Increasing Climate Change Resiliency in Great Lakes Communities
- Implementing Lakewide Management Plans, Programs, and Projects
If your organization anticipates submitting an application pursuant to the RFA, but you do not currently have an authorized official representative (AOR) registered with Grants.gov, we encourage you to register now. The RFA process requires that AORs be registered. Registration can take from three business days to as long as four weeks.
Learn more about the RFA
- GLRI 2012 RFA Questions and answers (PDF) (45pp, 305K About PDF) July 2012
- EPA hosted webinars on May 3 and May 14, 2012 to explain the RFA and answer questions.
Submit an application
- Applications were due: 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday, May 24, 2012. All applications were submitted to EPA via Grants.gov
The implementation of projects submitted and selected pursuant to the RFA process is expected to provide numerous benefits, including:
- An increase in on-the-ground/in-the-water restoration or protection actions;
- A reduction in phosphorus loading from agricultural and urban lands that contributes to harmful algal blooms and water quality impairments;
- A reduction in the amount of toxic substances entering the Great Lakes;
- Safer Great Lakes beaches; and
- Additional invasive species control.
Other Great Lakes funding in 2012
- Additional funding for State and Tribal GLRI programs is being negotiated separately with those organizations.
- Great Lakes Long-Term Biological Monitoring of Zooplankton, Benthos and Chlorophyll a RFA (EPA-R5-GL2012-2)
- No other EPA GLRI grant application requests are expected in Fiscal Year 2012.