U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region
04/20/21 5:00 PM EST
Grants to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin nonprofits, state agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat in eligible regions. Certain applicants must submit a pre-proposal prior to applying. The proposal activities (e.g., habitat restoration and barrier removal) must be within the Great Lakes Basin or impact a fish or wildlife species (e.g., research) present in the Great Lakes Basin to be eligible for funding.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) requests interested entities to submit research, restoration, and Regional Project proposals for the restoration of the Great Lakes Basin fish and wildlife resources, as authorized under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (16 USC 941c). The purpose of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (GLFWRA) is to provide assistance to States, Indian Tribes, and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration, research, and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (Act). The six goals of the Act are:
Four of the ten Secretarial Priorities are addressed by the GLFWRA goals:
For additional funding guidelines, see Page 4-7 of the NOFO in Attached Files, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 163630
Number of grants awarded this fiscal year is expected to range between 5 and 9.
Expected award funding for Regional Projects is between $180,000 to $565,000. Successful restoration and research projects have ranged from $2,300 to $2,000,000 with the average project at $130,201. Expected award funding for restoration and research projects is between $20,000 and $300,000.
Project start dates are flexible, with suggested start dates occurring between October 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022. The length of project period typically ranges from 1 to 4 years. The expected award date is between mid to late August and mid-September 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit pre-proposals and full proposals online: https://home.grantsolutions.gov/home/
Mr. Rick Westerhof
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Midwest Region Office
6644 Turner Road
Elmira, Michigan 49730
The Great Lakes Basin
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