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Posted on behalf of Great Lakes Fisheries Trust <glft@staff.pscinc.com>

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GREAT LAKES FISHERY TRUST
DIRECTED GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
EDUCATION NEEDS ASSESSMENT

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is inviting proposals from nonprofit
organizations, governmental entities, and universities for a Great Lakes
fisheries education needs assessment.

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 Plant. A six-member board of trustees and two provisional
trustees, who represent the plaintiffs in the settlement, administer the
GLFT. A Scientific Advisory Team (SAT), made up of the technical advisors of
all parties to the settlement and other fisheries scientists designated in
the settlement, advises the GLFT on grant projects. Further information on
the GLFT can be found in the enclosed brochure and on the GLFT Web site
(http://www.glft.org).

Great Lakes Education Assessment
Since 1998, the Great Lakes Fishery Trust has funded three Great Lakes
education projects totaling nearly $3.5 million. While updating its
strategic plan, the GLFT determined that before additional fisheries
education projects are funded, a comprehensive assessment of fisheries
education needs should be completed and a Great Lakes fisheries education
strategy developed to guide future grant making.

Application Process
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust will accept proposals for the Great Lakes
Education Assessment project until 5:00 P.M. February 18, 2000. The grant
will be awarded in May 2000.

Grant proposals in response to this request are limited as specified in the
attached guidelines and should incorporate responses to all questions
outlined in the scope of work.

Supplemental Information
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, we encourage you to access
additional information on the GLFT Web site. In addition to application
materials, you can obtain information on projects funded by the GLFT and
obtain a copy of the 1996 GLFT Strategic Plan.

Collaboration
The GLFT encourages grant proposals that represent collaborative efforts
between various organizations with outdoor education experience and
expertise.

Additional Questions
If after reviewing this information you have further questions about this
grant solicitation request, please contact Kelly Stewart (Assistant Trust
Manager), Holly Madill (Assistant Trust Manager), or me.

Sincerely,



Jack D. Bails, Manager

GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF GRANT REQUEST

GREAT LAKES FISHERIES EDUCATION ASSESSMENT

Purpose
One of the goals of the Great Lakes Fisheries Trust (GLFT) is to provide
grant support for projects that increase public understanding of the Great
Lakes ecosystem and foster the stewardship required to protect and enhance
Great Lakes fisheries. The purpose of this grant is to develop a framework
for a Great Lakes fisheries education strategy that will guide GLFT
education grant making over the next twenty years. This grant will provide
funds to conduct the assessment, inventory, identification, and analysis
required to develop education funding strategies for consideration by the
GLFT.

Scope of Work
At a minimum, the development of that strategy will require a detailed
written report including

 assessment of public understanding of critical Great Lakes issues;
 inventory of existing education efforts (target audiences and messages);
 identification of specific GLFT education objectives (in consultation with
the GLFT);
 analysis of the differences (gaps) between GLFT education objectives and
the expected contribution of existing programs; and
 recommendations for target funding areas for the GLFT, potential funding
partners, and methods for evaluating its future education grants.

Methods
Grant proposals should identify methods and/or approaches that the grantee
will use to respond to the following questions:

 How will baseline data on the public's current knowledge of Great Lakes
concepts and fisheries issues be determined?
 What existing education efforts will be evaluated, and how will the
evaluation be conducted?
 What steps will be taken to assist the GLFT in identifying its specific
education objectives?
 How will the grantee conduct an analysis of the gaps between existing
education efforts and GLFT education objectives?

In addition, grant proposals should describe the process that will be used
to develop funding targets and identify potential funding partners. Finally,
the grant proposal should identify approaches for evaluating GLFT education
grants.

Prior Experience
The grant proposal should include a description of the grant requestors
experience in the production, presentation, and evaluation of outdoor
education materials. It should also identify the education and experience of
the primary investigators who will guide the implementation of the proposal.

Project Schedule
The GLFT would like to have its Education Funding Strategy in place so that
it can solicit education grants in early 2001. Proposals should envision
completion of all tasks by January 2, 2001.

Cost
The grant proposal should identify costs involved in completing the scope of
work outlined including the salaries and benefits of the staff, contracted
services, supplies and materials, and travel expenses.
Overhead/administrative support and equipment costs are subject to the
limitations contained in the GLFT policies attached.

Format
The grant proposal should not exceed a total of ten typewritten pages, using
ten point type (or larger) on 8-by-11-inch paper with a minimum of one inch
margins. Proposals should be submitted on paper and accompanied with a copy
in electronic form (preferably using Microsoft Word97 format) either on a
disk or via e-mail (glft@pscinc.com). All materials must conform to the page
limitation described except the cover form. The attached cover form must be
completed and submitted with the paper copy of the grant proposal.

Deadline for Grant Proposal
All Great Lakes Fisheries Education Assessment proposals must be received by
5:00 P.M., January 31, 2000 at the GLFT office in Lansing, Michigan.

Selection Process
The Scientific Advisory Team will evaluate grant proposals. It may choose to
review presentations by selected applicants before making its recommendation
to the Great Lakes Fishery Trust Board. The grant award is scheduled for May
2000.

Submit Proposals to
Jack D. Bails, Manager
Great Lakes Fishery Trust
600 West St. Joseph, Suite 10
Lansing, MI  48933-2265
Glft@pscinc.com

PLEASE SEE THE GREAT LAKES FISHERY TRUST WEB SITE FOR COMPLETE APPLICATION
INFORMATION


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