Friday, March 9, 2012

HOW RFP For Great Lakes Grant Program

Mar 9: The goal of the Healing Our Waters (HOW) GLRI/Federal Project Support grants program is to provide financial support that will aid in the development and implementation of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and other Federal proposals or projects by organizations working to directly impact the Healing Our Waters Priority Areas with awards up to $15,000. The deadline for electronic application submission on the HOW form is May 13, 2012.
    The HOW-Great Lakes Coalition, formed in 2005, reflects a growing public awareness about the urgent need to protect the Great Lakes. The Coalition is generously supported by the Wege Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Great Lakes Fishery Trust, the Kresge Foundation, and the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. The Coalition seeks to secure a sustainable restoration plan and the billions of dollars of state and federal funding needed to implement it. The coalition seeks to clean up sewage and toxic sediments, to restore damaged habitat, to protect high quality habitat, and to control and prevent the introduction of invasive species, each of which is an essential component of restoring the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
    The HOW Priority Areas encompass only those watersheds listed as part of the area description, unless otherwise specified. All watersheds are listed by their name as defined by U.S. EPA as follows: St. Louis Bay and St. Louis River; including the St. Louis and Beartrap-Nemadjii watersheds; Chicago Land; including the Little CalumetGalien, Pike-Root, and Chicago watersheds; Saginaw Bay; including the Saginaw watershed, Saginaw Bay and its coastal zone; Western Lake Erie; including the Lower Maumee watershed and its coastal zone; and Eastern Lake Ontario; including the Irondequoit Ninemile watershed.
    Access the complete RFP (click here). Access the HOW application form (click here). Access more information from HOW (click here); and (click here).
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