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MillerCoors to donate $500,000 for South Shore Park cleanup
Milwaukee Business News (8/27)
MillerCoors will donate $500,000 to clean up South Shore Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The project will include migratory bird management, beach clean-up and maintenance, and a beach health and water quality educational kiosk.

State, local officials tour waterfront communities in Macomb County
The Voice (8/22)
State and local officials made their way through Macomb County last week on a tour of several local waterfront communities, including the city of New Baltimore, Mich.

Stabenow announces funds to protect Great Lakes
WKZO - Washington, D.C. (8/21)
Senator Debbie Stabenow has announced that the USDA is offering up two-million dollars to preserve water quality in the Great Lakes.

Breakwaters ruled among the “worst on the Great Lakes” but Port Washington, Wis. getting some help
Fox 6 - Port Washington, WI (8/11)
The City of Port Washington, Wis. has been awarded a $500,000 Recreational Boating Fund Grant for repair work on a degraded breakwater.

2 Indiana cities get $500,000 from EPA to improve Lake Michigan's water quality
Associated Press (8/6)
The federal government has awarded two northern Indiana cities $500,000 for projects to improve Lake Michigan's water quality by filtering the runoff from city life.

Up to $4.5M in grants available to improve Great Lakes water
WBNS-10TV - Columbus, OH (7/27)
Grants totaling up to $4.5 million to improve Great Lakes water quality are available to cities on the lakes' shorelines.

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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").

To view all records in the database: Select the default "All" for all menus and "Start Search."

 
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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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