Potential applicants will want to join us for this webinar, Thursday, February 1, 2018. Learn about the 2018 Great Lakes funding opportunity offered through NOAA’s Restoration Center.
On January 10, 2018, NOAA released the “NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Grants under the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative” federal funding opportunity which is available on www.grants.gov.
Webinar participants will learn about funding priorities and the application process, receive tips for submitting competitive proposals, and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Up to $3 Million for Habitat Restoration
Approximately $3 million may be available in 2018 to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial (for profit) organizations, and governments of U.S. territories, states, and local municipalities, as well as Native American tribal governments. The amount of funding available for this FFO is subject to Fiscal Year 2018 budget appropriations.
Priority will be given to projects that fulfill the following goals:
Creating functional habitats for native fish species migration, reproduction, growth, and seasonal refuge, including improvements for fish passage, wetlands and nearshore habitats.
Restoring sites outside of Areas of Concern including delisted AOCs and AOCs in recovery with all management actions complete.
Ensuring the long term protection of the restored site through partner-supported acquisition of land or a conservation easement at the restored site, or land with an ecological relationship to the restored site (e.g., land in proximity or within the same watershed).