The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that up to $15 million in GLRI funding over the next three years is available for projects focused on Great Lakes Area of Concern habitat restoration. Projects can fall under one of three options: one year requests for habitat implementation proposals, one year requests for engineering and design proposals, and multi-year cooperative agreement awards. The proposals are due March 3, 2015.
Only two proposals per Area of Concern will be accepted for engineering and design projects. In cases where an Area of Concern crosses state boundaries, each state can submit two proposals for engineering and design. An endorsement letter from either the state agency responsible for implementing the AOC program or the local public stakeholder group working with the state agency on implementing actions in the AOC is required.