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Note that the message below is from Jack Bails, former
MDNR official who is now in the private sector.....

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Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 16:32:35 -0500
From: "Great Lakes Fisheries Trust" <GLFT@pscinc.com>
To: glin-announce@great-lakes.net
Subject: Request for Pre-Proposals: Great Lakes Fisheries Research
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GREAT LAKES FISHERY TRUST
PRE-PROPOSAL GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT * 

GREAT LAKES FISHERIES RESEARCH

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is inviting pre-proposals from
non-profit organizations, including educational institutions and
governmental agencies, for grant funds in the category of Great Lakes
Fisheries Research.  Please review the enclosed pre-proposal requirements
for more details.

Background Information
The GLFT is a unique funding source established as part of a legal
settlement to mitigate fish losses caused by the operation of the Ludington
Pumped Storage Facility.  The GLFT is administered by a six-member board of
trustees and two provisional trustees representing the plaintiffs in the
legal case.  The Scientific Advisory Team (SAT) is made up of technical
advisors of all parties to the settlement and other fisheries scientists
designated under the terms of the settlement agreement.  The SAT advises the
GLFT on grant projects.  Further information on the GLFT can be found on our
WEB site (http://www.glft.org).

Other Funding Areas
Under the provisions of the settlement, the GLFT is authorized to provide
grants in a number of categories to enhance Great Lakes fisheries including
angler access, rehabilitation of fish populations, fisheries research,
fisheries habitat protection and enhancement, public education about the
fishery and property acquisition related to these purposes.  At its August
1998 meeting, the GLFT approved a schedule for the 1998-99 grant cycle for
general solicitation of pre-proposal grant applications in three of the
grant categories. Proposals for the first two funding categories, Great
Lakes Fishing Access and Rehabilitation of Great Lakes Fish Populations,
were solicited in October 1998. The application deadline for these two
categories was November 30, 1998 and awards are scheduled for May 1999. 

In 1999 the GLFT will be conducting program evaluations and needs
assessments in the categories of fisheries habitat and public education.  No
general solicitation for new projects in these two remaining categories will
be made in the 1998-99 grant cycle.  This announcement covers the third
grant category, Great Lakes Fisheries Research.

Review Process
The SAT will screen fisheries research pre-proposals on behalf of the GLFT
based on the guidelines attached to this announcement.  All organizations
submitting pre-proposals will be notified of the decisions of the SAT and
successful applicants will be provided directions for preparation of full
proposals.  Full proposals may be subjected to a peer review process.  The
SAT will evaluate the full proposals and make its final recommendations for
funding to the GLFT.  Fisheries research grants are targeted for award in
August 1999.

Supplemental Information
If you are interested in submitting a fisheries research pre-proposal, we
encourage you to access additional information on the GLFT Web site.   In
addition to the application materials, you can download a copy of the GLFT
Strategic Plan and access information on the seven pilot projects funded by
the GLFT in 1998.  Please note that the GLFT policies limiting the amount of
any grant that can be used for overhead/administrative cost and equipment is
attached to this announcement.

Forwarding Announcement
We encourage you to share this pre-proposal announcement with other
individuals and organizations that you believe may be interested in applying
for a grant.   We also encourage anyone interested in receiving future
announcements to contact us by telephone, mail, or e-mail.  If you do not
wish to receive further announcements or wish to correct an address, please
contact us.

Additional Questions
If after reviewing this information you have further questions about the
pre-proposal process, please contact Chris Monsma (SAT Coordinator), Kelly
Stewart (Assistant Trust Manager), or me. 

Sincerely,

Jack D. Bails,
Trust Manager
Great Lakes Fishery Trust
600 West St. Joseph St., Suite 10
Lansing, MI 48933-2265

Phone: (517) 371-7468
Fax: (517) 484-4954
Electronic Mail: glft@pscinc.com
Web Site: http://www.glft.org



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