2018 Request for Proposals Now Available

February 12, 2018

The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce the request for proposals (RFP) for the 2018 Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program grant program.

Funding for the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program (GLSNRP) is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)-led initiative designed to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world — the Great Lakes.

For program year 2018, two grant options are being offered: watershed-scale projects and site-specific projects. Grants provided under this year’s program will focus on reducing sediment and phosphorus runoff into the Great Lakes through either the installation of long-term structural practices or implementation of nutrient management/”4R” type programs. Please check https://keepingitontheland.net/apply-for-funding/ for details and to access the RFP. The due date for applications is 6:00 p.m. EDT on March 26, 2018.

Applicants may submit more than one application under this RFP. The maximum request for each application will be capped at no more than $200,000. Applicants must be nonfederal units of government or incorporated nonprofit organizations. A 25% match will be required of each project.

Applications will be reviewed and assessed by the Sedimentation and Nutrient Reduction Task Force, with final decisions anticipated in June 2018. Selected projects should begin on October 1, 2018, and may be up to three years in duration.