Great Lakes Sediment and
Nutrient Reduction Program

Please note, the 2024 microgrant application period will open soon and applications will be due on June 7, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

For more than 30 years, the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program has provided grants to reduce nutrients and sediments entering the Great Lakes. This complementary microgrant opportunity will provide funding to increase the planning capacity of conservation districts to maximize sediment and nutrient retention within local landscapes through precision conservation practice placement through the use the use of the ACPF (Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework) within the Great Lakes basin.

The due date for applications is 5:00 p.m. Eastern on June 7, 2024. Applications will be reviewed by representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and the eight Great Lakes states. Final decisions on funded projects are anticipated in summer 2024. Selected projects would begin on October 1, 2024 for a one year duration.

For more information, contact Connor Roessler at or 734-396-6085.

Informational Webinar for Applicants

A webinar for applicants will be held on May 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to discuss funding guidelines, ACPF resources and example projects, and the application process in addition to providing tips for submitting competitive proposals. Register for the webinar here.

Application Instructions

  1. Download and review the 2024 Request for Proposals (RFP) [Coming soon].
  2. Download the Grant Application Template [Coming soon]. Save the completed template on your computer as a .doc or .docx file. You will be prompted to upload your completed application file within the Web Application Form, below.
  3. Download this Example of Project Activities [Coming soon] as a template for the activities table within the Grant Application.
  4. Complete the Web Application Form and upload all required files. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided within the form for the Project Contact once your application has been submitted.

Additional Applicant Resources:

  • Check with local and state agency partners to determine if existing data or ACPF model outputs have been developed for your watershed. GLC staff have collected some additional watersheds with available ACPF data not yet incorporated into the ACPF National Hub available here.


If you have trouble uploading your proposal files or completing the Web Application Form, please contact Connor Roessler at the Great Lakes Commission at, 734-396-6085.

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