Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in two decades.
Federal agencies use GLRI resources to strategically target the biggest threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem and to accelerate progress toward long term goals. Combining GLRI resources with agency base budgets, we work with nonfederal partners to implement protection and restoration projects.
To guide this work, federal agencies have drafted GLRI Action Plan II, which summarizes the actions that federal agencies plan to implement during FY15-19 using GLRI funding.
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan II (PDF) (30 pp, 5.1 MB, About PDF) September 2014 Exit
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative interagency website. Exit
- GLRI projects that EPA has funded Exit
- Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern
- Invasive Species
- Nonpoint Source Pollution Impacts on Nearshore Health
- Habitats and Species
- Foundations for Future Restoration Actions
- EPA Awards $120,000 to Illinois for Project in Waukegan Harbor - July 26, 2017
- EPA Provides Environmental Education Grants to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks (The Wild Center) - March 3, 2017
- Up To $26 Million Available From EPA for GLRI Projects - Nov. 9, 2016
- EPA, Michigan and Local Officials Mark the Restoration of the River Raisin Area of Concern - Sept. 7, 2016
- EPA Awards 13 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities Grants Totaling Over $2 Million - Aug. 10, 2016
- U.S. EPA Highlights Seven Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants Totaling Over $3.3 Million for Northern Ohio - May 4, 2016
- U.S. EPA Announces 28 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants Totaling Over $12.5 Million to Restore Great Lakes - May 4, 2016