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Paddleboarders complete trek across Lake Huron
The Alpena News (6/23)
After 28 hours, 100 miles and 73,920 paddleboard strokes, the group Stand Up for the Great Lakes finished its journey across Lake Huron to raise money for Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

EDITORIAL: Soo Locks critical to our economy
Midland Daily News (6/6)
Funding for construction of a new lock should come from this Congress. There is bipartisan support for new investment in our countryís infrastructure all of those projects need the iron ore that goes through the Soo Locks.

Senator Debbie Stabenow slams Trumpís Great Lakes plan
WDET - Detroit, MI (6/5)
Senator Debbie Stabenow discusses Trumpís spending plan, its implications, and other issues facing our state and country. Early in the conversation, Stabenow talks specifically about cuts to the Great Lakes.

EDITORIAL: Protecting Great Lakes important to region, nation
The Daily Mining Gazette (5/31)
The Great Lakes are essential to our way of life, culture and economy and that's why weíre alarmed at the potential loss of funds to help the Great Lakes.

Grants aim to boost education, tourism at marine sanctuary
The Associated Press (5/30)
Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary announced two grants worth $200,000 aim to expand educational and tourism opportunities at the northern Michigan's national marine sanctuary.

Flood-damaged Saxon Harbor gets help
Duluth News-Tribune (5/30)
In Wisconsin, more than $1 million earmarked for dredging and repairing flood-damaged Saxon Harbor will bring the harbor to a usable depth.

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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.

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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