Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program
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Application Deadline: March 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm EDT.
For program year 2019, two grant options are being offered: watershed-scale projects and site-specific projects. Grants provided under this year’s program will focus on effective efforts to reduce phosphorus contributions to waters within the Great Lakes basin. The maximum request for each application will be capped at $200,000. Applicants must be nonfederal units of government, tribes, or incorporated nonprofit organizations. A 25% match will be required of each project.
The grant application period for the 2019 grant cycle has now ended. Applications received by the GLC will be reviewed and assessed by the Sedimentation and Nutrient Reduction Task Force, with final decisions anticipated in early summer 2019. Selected projects should begin on October 1, 2019 and may be up to three years in duration.
Future grant applicants may view the 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) as a resource to read more about the application process.
On February 28th, 2019 Great Lakes Commission staff hosted a webinar that discussed funding priorities, the application process, provided tips for submitting a competitive proposal, and allowed applicants to ask questions of GLC staff. Click the links to view a copy of the slides or watch a recording of the webinar.
On March 13, 2019, the Great Lakes Sediment & Nutrient Reduction Program hosted Mindy Selman from the USDA Office of Environmental Markets to demonstrate the Nutrient Tracking Tool (NTT). Applicants may choose to use NTT to estimate phosphorus reductions. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.
- Sample Grant Contract. Applicants selected to receive a grant award will be required to enter into a project contract with the Great Lakes Commission.
- HUC 12-Digit Code Lookup Tool
- Region 5 and STEPL Spreadsheet Models (for estimating particulate phosphorus reductions)