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Up To $26 Million Available From EPA for GLRI Projects

Contact Information: 
Peter Cassell (cassell.peter@epa.gov)

For Immediate Release      No. 16-OPA44

CHICAGO (Nov. 9, 2016) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a request for applications soliciting proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to $26 million will be available for grants to state, tribal, interstate and local governmental agencies, institutions of higher learning and other nonprofit organizations. Applications are due Jan. 13, 2017.

”The GLRI is getting results in reviving the Midwest’s environment and economy,” said Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the Administrator. “Investments made under this RFA will support the Great Lakes so the Great Lakes can continue to support us.”

A webinar explaining the grant application process will be held at 1 p.m. CST on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. The request for applications and information about applying for GLRI grants is available at www.epa.gov/great-lakes-funding/great-lakes-restoration-initiative-2016-rfa.

The GLRI was launched in 2010 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world. The program has so far funded more than 3,000 projects to improve water quality, to protect and restore native habitat and species, to prevent and control invasive species and to address other environmental problems in the Great Lakes basin.

For more information about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative visit https://www.glri.us.