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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 2016 RFA

GLRI Questions & Answers (xlsx)(1 pg, 21 K, Dec. 9, 2016)

This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications from eligible entities for grants and/or cooperative agreements to be awarded pursuant to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan II (PDF) (30 pp, 5.1 MB, About PDF). This RFA is EPA’s major competitive grant funding opportunity under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for FY 2016 and FY 2017. It is one of several funding opportunities available through federal agencies under the GLRI. It is not anticipated that EPA will offer funding opportunities for these categories again in FY 2017.

Up to approximately $26 million may be awarded in total as grants and/or cooperative agreements under this RFA for approximately 56 projects in the seven categories listed below, contingent upon funding availability, the quality of applications received and other applicable considerations.

Applications are requested for projects within the seven categories listed below, each of which has a separate Funding Opportunity Number (FON) and is separately posted on www.grants.gov. Applicants must apply for the specific funding opportunity they are interested in.

Categories

Funding Opportunity Number appears in parentheses after each category.

  • Great Lakes Taxonomy and Barcodes to Support Early Detection Monitoring (EPA-R5-GL2016-TAG)
  • Invasive Species Control (EPA-R5-GL2016-ISC)
  • Foundations for Invasive Species Collaborations (EPA-R5-GL2016-FFC)
  • Phosphorus Risk Reduction Pilots in Western Lake Erie Agricultural Watersheds (EPA-R5-GL2016-PRR)
  • Agricultural Watershed Management Implementation (EPA-R5-GL2016-AWM)
  • Urban Watershed Management Implementation (EPA-R5-GL2016-UWM)
  • Agricultural Incentive Program Effectiveness (EPA-R5-GL2016-IPE)

Eligibility

Nonfederal governmental entities, including state agencies, interstate agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations, local governments, institutions of higher learning (i.e., colleges and universities), and non-profit organizations as defined in 2 C.F.R. § 200 are eligible to apply for funding under this RFA.  Individuals, foreign organizations and governments, nonprofit organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying, and “for-profit” organizations are not eligible.

Contact Info

  • Great Lakes Taxonomy and Barcodes to Support Early Detection Monitoring (EPA-R5-GL2016-TAG): Jamie Schardt (schardt.james@epa.gov) 312-353-5085
  • Invasive Species Control (EPA-R5-GL2016-ISC): Jamie Schardt (schardt.james@epa.gov) 312-353-5085
  • Foundations for Invasive Species Collaborations (EPA-R5-GL2016-FFC): Jamie Schardt (schardt.james@epa.gov) 312-353-5085
  • Phosphorus Risk Reduction Pilots in Western Lake Erie Agricultural Watersheds (EPA-R5-GL2016-PRR): Santina Wortman (wortman.santina@epa.gov) 312-353-8319
  • Agricultural Watershed Management Implementation (EPA-R5-GL2016-AWM): Paul Thomas (thomas.paul@epa.gov) 312-886-7742
  • Urban Watershed Management Implementation (EPA-R5-GL2016-UWM): Jacqueline Adams (adams.jacqueline@epa.gov) 312-353-7203
  • Agricultural Incentive Program Effectiveness (EPA-R5-GL2016-IPE): T. Kevin O’Donnell (odonnell.thomas@epa.gov) 312-886-0813
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