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What's New
Michigan’s trail system poised for $27.6 million in improvements
Wyandotte Patch (4/13)
Several projects in southeast Michigan will be funded as a result of legislation signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Big plans to expand, restore lakefront park
Post-Tribune (4/13)
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk is being reclaimed for public recreational use in an equally rare partnership between the city of Portage and the National Park Service.

Euclid receives $1 million from state for lakefront plan
The News-Herald (4/3)
Euclid, OH will receive $1 million from the Ohio capital budget for the next phase of the Waterfront Improvements Plan.

State officials launch tourism initiative to promote trail network
Traverse City Record-Eagle (3/30)
Information for all Michigan trails – including those on the water – would soon be available at the click of a button under legislation recently introduced by lawmakers.

Buffalo getting $500,000 grant under Great Lakes initiative
The Buffalo News (3/23)
Federal officials visited the offices of the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper organization on Saturday to announce a $500,000 grant for Buffalo under a Great Lakes cleanup program.

Wayne State gets $325K grant to battle invasive species in Great Lakes
CBS Detroit (3/23)
Wayne State University has received a grant to aid them in their collaboration with the United States Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency to battle the invasion of zebra and quagga mussels.

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To search by keyword: Type in a single word or short phrase. The keyword could be an abbreviated name of a foundation or grant program (e.g., "EPA" for the "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency") or an issue area (e.g., "wetlands").

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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 Fishery Trust Grant Information
Fishing access, fisheries research, fisheries education needs assessment and more.

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.

North American Fund for Environmental Cooperation (NAFEC)
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Source of funding for community-based environmental projects in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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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.

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