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GLIN==> NOTICE - SECOND SPECIAL REQUEST FOR GRANT PROPOSALS



March 6, 2001


Dear Friend of Lake Erie:

The Lake Erie Protection Fund (LEPF) will conduct a second special grant 
cycle for
the purpose of collecting data and developing methodologies that will be
incorporated into the 2003 Lake Erie Quality Index. The 2003 Lake Erie
Quality Index is a comprehensive report evaluating Lake Erie's ecosystem by
using indicators and metrics. This report is being developed by the member
agencies of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission.

For this second special grant cycle, the Ohio Lake Erie Commission is 
accepting
applications for the creation and evaluation of an Index of Biotic 
Integrity (IBI) for the
offshore waters of Lake Erie.The Commission anticipates awarding an average 
of
$50,000 for this special grant cycle.

Full proposals must be submitted in the format directed by the Ohio Lake
Erie Commission. Please contact Dr. Jeffrey L. Busch, Executive Director;
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Office at (419)245-2514 to discuss your proposal
and the guidelines for preparation.

Please find below the Special Request for Grant Proposals.

Ohio Lake Erie Commission
One Maritime Plaza, 4th. Floor
Toledo, OH.  43604-1866
Phone:   (419)245-2514
Email:    oleo@www.epa.state.oh.us


Lake Erie Protection Fund
2001
Special Request for Grant Proposals


The Lake Erie Protection Fund (LEPF) will conduct a second special grant 
cycle for
the purpose of collecting specific data and developing methodologies that 
will be
incorporated into the 2003 Lake Erie Quality Index. The 2003 Lake Erie
Quality Index is a comprehensive report evaluating Lake Erie's ecosystem by 
using indicators and metrics. This report is being developed by the member
agencies of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission. The Ohio Lake Erie Commission
anticipates awarding an average of $50,000 for this special grant cycle 
addressing the
following information needs:

Specific Funding Priority:

Applications are being accepted for the creation and evaluation of an Index 
of Biotic Integrity
(IBI) for the offshore waters of Lake Erie. Such an IBI will be based on:

1)	Fish community structure; and

2)	Existing data available through the Ohio Division of Wildlife or the 
Lake Erie Committee
of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

Please contact Dr. Jeffrey L. Busch at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission for 
more detailed
information at 419/245-2514.


LEPF Second Special Grant Cycle Timeline

March 6, 2001	Release of Request for Full Proposals.

April 13, 2001	Full Proposal and List of Suggested Peer Reviewers
Due the Ohio Lake Erie Commission by 5:00 p.m.

April 30, 2001	Final Decision on Grant Awards.


Criteria for Proposal Selection
Technical Merits of the Proposal.
Qualifications of applicants and organizations to accomplish their stated 
objectives.
Degree to which the project supports the priorities of the Ohio Lake Erie 
Commission.
Degree of efficiency of the proposed budget.

Guidelines for Proposal Preparation
Full proposals must be submitted in the format directed by the Ohio Lake 
Erie Commission.  Applications will not be accepted if prepared in any 
other format. Do not include additional tables, figures, addendum or 
resumes. To request a proposal format, please call the Ohio Lake Erie 
Commission Office at 419.245.2514.
In addition to the full proposal, please also submit the name, address, 
phone number and email address of five potential reviewers who are not from 
your institution, and are not your former or current students or advisors.
Grants will be awarded to agencies of the United States, the State of Ohio, 
political subdivisions, educational institutions, and nonprofit 
organizations within Ohio.  Private, for-profit businesses are not eligible 
for funding.
It is strongly recommended that your proposal include at least one letter 
of endorsement from a state agency clearly explaining how your project will 
benefit Ohio and how it works into an Ohio plan or program  Limit letters 
of endorsement to no more than three. Letters not submitted with your 
application may not be considered.
You will be required to submit 10 hard copies and one .html or .pdf 
 version of the final report. Please budget accordingly.
A maximum of 10 percent of the total grant may be used for administrative 
overhead.
After Commission approval, funding is expected to be available for a June 
1, 2001 project start date. Grant work cannot commence until a project 
agreement is complete.
Please submit 15 copies of your full proposal and one copy of the list of 
potential reviewers to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, One Maritime Plaza, 
Toledo, OH  43604-1866.  Please call 419.245.2514 or e-mail 
oleo@www.epa.state.oh.us with questions.

Lake Erie Protection Fund Activities
The following broad categories are listed in the Ohio Revised Code section 
1506.23(A) as eligible uses of the Lake Erie Protection Fund.
1)	Accelerating the pace of research into the economic, environmental, and 
human health effects of contamination of Lake Erie and its tributaries;
2)	Funding cooperative research and data collection regarding Lake Erie 
water quality and toxic contamination;
3)	Developing improved methods of measuring water quality and establishing 
a firm scientific base for implementing a basinwide system of water quality 
management for Lake Erie and its tributaries;
4)	Supporting research to improve scientific knowledge on which protection 
policies are based and devising new and innovative cleanup techniques for 
toxic contaminants;
5)	Supplementing, in a stable and predictable manner, state commitments to 
policies and programs pertaining to Lake Erie water quality and resource 
protection;
6)	Encouraging cooperation with and among leaders from state legislatures, 
state agencies, political subdivisions, business and industry, labor, 
institutions of higher education, environmental organizations and 
conservation groups within the Lake Erie Basin;
7)	Awarding of grants to any agency of the United States, any state agency, 
as "agency" is defined in division (A)(2) of section 111.15 of the Revised 
Code, any political subdivision, any education institution, or any 
nonprofit organization for the development and implementation of projects 
and programs that are designed to protect Lake Erie by reducing toxic 
contamination of or improving water quality in Lake Erie;
8)	Expenses authorized by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission necessary to 
implement this chapter.

What is the Lake Erie Protection Fund?
In 1990, Substitute House Bill 804 was signed into law establishing the 
Lake Erie Protection Fund.  The intended use of these funds is to award 
grants that will help the State of Ohio protect and enhance its greatest 
natural resource ~ Lake Erie.  This is accomplished through research, 
monitoring, demonstration and education projects concerning Lake Erie, its 
shoreline and watershed.  Of particular interest to the Lake Erie 
Protection Fund are projects which further the objectives of Ohio's state, 
national and international plans and commitments.  Presently, the Lake Erie 
Protection Fund is supported through revenue generated by the Lake Erie 
License Plate Program, Erie?Our Great Lake credit card program, donations 
and bequests.

Ohio Lake Erie Commission
One Maritime Plaza, 4th. Floor
Toledo, OH. 43604-1866
Phone:  419/245-2514
Web Site:  www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo
Email:  oleo@www.epa.state.oh.us





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