Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Restoration Initiative Interagency Funding Guide

Jul 20: In connection with U.S. EPA's recently announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative meetings and comment opportunities on the Multi-Year Restoration Action Plan Outline [See WIMS 7/14/09], the Initiative has also released an Interagency Funding Guide, developed in order to provide one-stop-shopping for applicants interested in applying for over $250 million in grants and project agreements which would be expected to be available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (if the full $475 million for the Initiative is appropriated). The comment period on the Restoration Plan extends until August 19.

These grants and project agreements are intended to jump-start achievement of the Initiative’s long term goals: safely eating the fish and swimming at our beaches, assuring safe drinking water, and providing a healthy ecosystem for fish and wildlife.

Access the Interagency Funding Guide (
click here). Access the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative website with links to plan documents, commenting instructions and related information (click here).