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FY 2015 Funding Opportunities

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 2015 Request for Applications

Great Lakes Coastal Wetalnd Monitoring Program

Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program

Previous Funding Opportunities

Applying for Funding

Forms and Application Information

Federal Grant Regulations and Policies

Other Funding Sources

Funding authority

Authorization for GLRI funding is contained in applicable appropriations acts, including the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2014, Public Law 113-76. 

EPA has authority to award grants for planning, research, monitoring, outreach and implementation projects in furtherance of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). 

The statutory authority to take action to implement the U.S. responsibilities under GLWQA is contained in Section 118(c) of the Clean Water Act. The principal goal of GLWQA is the restoration and maintenance of the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Funded activities advance protection and restoration of the Great Lakes ecosystem in support of:

  1. the GLRI Action Plan FY2010-FY2014
  2. Goal 2, Objective 2 of EPA’s Strategic Plan

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