What's New Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship The Associated Press (9/13) Republicans in the eight-state region are matching Democrats' enthusiasm for an array of federal programs benefiting the inland seas, from dredging harbors to controlling invasive predators like the fish-killing sea lamprey.
Great Lakes Science Center to use grant for fracking exhibit Crain's Cleveland Business (9/13) The Great Lakes Science Center has received a grant of more than $80,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that the Cleveland institution will use to create what it calls an interactive, multimedia exhibit on “hot topics” in Northeast Ohio, starting with hydraulic fracturing.
EDITORIAL: Restore funding for lakes cleanup, sewer runoff fixes Grand Haven Tribune (9/12) The U.S. House of Representatives have called for a nearly 80 percent cut in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. These initiatives help cities modernize their sewer systems to prevent sewage runoff into Great Lakes tributaries, as well as work to clean up the lakes and prevent the spread of invasive species.
COMMENTARY: It's time to protect the Great Lakes The News-Herald (8/9) Some of our nation's lawmakers continue a stance of denying Great Lakes restoration funding due to only showing concern with the "national debt" as an impending economic crisis, while ignoring another type of debt, which carries equally serious consequences.
EDITORIAL: Don't slash Great Lakes Funding The Detroit News (8/9) The Great Lakes are among Michigan’s most valuable assets. But it appears some leaders in Washington don’t appreciate the lakes are also among the nation’s most important resources.
EPA to award grants for Great Lakes projects The Associated Press (7/16) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has $9.5 million to distribute for Great Lakes projects and is looking for takers.
EPA's regional office in Chicago says it's soliciting grant proposals from states, cities, Native American tribes, universities and nonprofit groups.
General Resources EcoAction Environment Canada Since 1995, Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community groups for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. Projects submitted should follow the themes of climate change, clean water, nature and/or clean air.
Grants.gov This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.
Great Lakes Program Funding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) A complete set of information about the U.S. EPA Great Lakes funding process, from preproposal submission, project requirements to descriptions of funded projects. Also includes other federal Great Lakes funding opportunities.
Great Lakes Protection Fund The Fund seeks projects that lead to tangible improvements in the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem and promote the interdependence of healthy ecological and economic systems.
IAGLR News & Announcements International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Includes requests for proposals and papers, scholarship and fellowship opportunities, and new publications.
Joyce Foundation Based in Chicago, the foundation supports efforts to strengthen public policies in ways that improve the quality of life in the Great Lakes region.
About the Guide
The newest section on the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) streamlines the process of searching for Great Lakes-related funding opportunities online. Unveiled on Nov. 1, 2001, the site offers a fully searchable database of well over 100 grant, fellowship and scholarship sources that have relevance for the Great Lakes audience. The database will be updated weekly and enhanced over time. Funding for this project was through a grant from the U.S. EPA-Great Lakes National Program Office.