Funding Opportunity: Habitat Restoration Partnerships at U.S. Areas of Concern

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced a funding opportunity for habitat restoration work in Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The funding is available for multi-year partnerships that applicant groups would form with NOAA to work on Great Lakes regional habitat restoration. The specific habitat restoration projects would be decided on after the partnership between NOAA and the applicant is formed, but all projects will focus on restoration of U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The deadline for applications is February 2, 2016 – please note that federal funding applications require a DUNS number and registration in the System for Award Management, which can take some time to acquire.

NOAA anticipates up to $5 million may be available to establish habitat restoration partnerships in 2016, with annual funding anticipated to maintain them for up to three years. Typical Partnership awards are expected to range from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 per year. Funding will support both engineering and design projects and on the ground implementation projects. The application is available at, funding number NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2016-2004742. If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact either Julie Sims ( or Jessica Berrio (

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