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Interested in Applying for a Grant? Learn more here.

Applications for funding are not currently being accepted. We will announce our next funding Request for Proposals in January 2015.

2014 Funding Opportunity Information

Sustain Our Great Lakes has closed the application period for competitive funding through its 2014 grant cycle. The pre-proposal submission deadline was February 18, 2014. Details about this funding opportunity are provided in the Request For Proposals

In 2014, grant funding will be awarded in two categories:

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Delisting of Habitat-Related Beneficial Use Impairments

To be eligible for funding, projects must occur within the Great Lakes basin. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal and local governments.

Approximately $5–8 million is expected to be available for grant awards.  Individual awards will range from $25,000 to $1.5 million.   

Funding Opportunity Webinar

On January 15, 2014, Sustain Our Great Lakes hosted a webinar to share information on the 2014 grant funding opportunity.  A recording of the webinar can be found by clicking here.  Viewers will learn about funding priorities and the application process, see examples of past projects, and receive tips for submitting competitive proposals. The webinar recording is 70 minutes.  To view the powerpoint presentations without the webinar recording, please click here.

Application Narrative Templates Available for Viewing

All application materials must be submitted online through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Easygrants system, and the narrative template that must be used is available for downloading in Easygrants once an application has been initiated. 

To see the format and requested content of the narratives prior to initiating an application, you may click on the following links:

*Note that the application narrative is only one of several components of a complete application.  All components must be completed in Easygrants prior to submitting an application.*

$12 Million in Grants Announced!

On September 9, 2014, Sustain Our Great Lakes announced $12 million in grant funding to support Great Lakes restoration in seven states and one province.  More information on the grants can found by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions Minimize

For a list of FAQs related to funding eligibility, timelines, matching funds and more, please click here.

You can also download the Program FAQ document as a PDF.

Questions? We're on call.

If you are interested in learning more about program priorities and the application process, please contact:

Todd Hogrefe
Great Lakes Program Director
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Ellen Gibson
Great Lakes Program Manager
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Caroline Oswald
Coordinator, Central Partnership Office
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation