2018 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding Opportunity Announced

Mackinac Island

The purpose of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Grants solicitation is to provide federal financial and technical assistance to habitat restoration projects that both meet NOAA’s mission to restore coastal habitats and support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) goal to protect and restore habitats, in order to sustain healthy populations of native fish species in the eight U.S. Great Lakes states.

NOAA delivers funding and technical expertise to restore Great Lakes coastal habitats. These habitats support valuable fisheries and important coastal resources, improve the quality of water, provide recreational opportunities for the public’s use and enjoyment and increase the resilience of coastal communities to the effects of changing climatic conditions. Proposals submitted under this solicitation will be primarily evaluated on their ability to demonstrate strong on-the-ground habitat restoration components that will lead to measurable impact on the project’s target species and their ecosystem in the longterm.

The program will support planning and/or on-the-ground restoration activities. For the purposes of this competition, planning activities are feasibility, engineering and design activities.

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, foreign public entities and foreign organizations, and state, local and Indian tribal governments. Applications from federal agencies or employees of federal agencies will not be considered. Federal agencies are strongly encouraged to work with states, non-governmental organizations, municipal and county governments, conservation corps organizations and others that are eligible to apply.

Applicants should apply here. A complete standard NOAA financial assistance application package should be submitted in accordance with the guidelines in this document. Each application must include the application forms from the SF-424 form family.

Applications must be postmarked, provided to a delivery service, or received by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 12.

For assistance, call (301) 427-8654 or email Jessica.Berrio@noaa.gov.


SOURCE: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries

February 12, 2018