In late June or early July, EPA expects to release a competitive announcement (Request For Applications or RFA) requesting the submission of grant applications for over $20 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding in support of the GLRI Action Plan.
Full applications are expected to be due approximately 30 days after the RFA is published.
The RFA is expected to include the following categories:
- Invasive Species Control
- Watershed Management Implementation
- Sediment Reduction from Priority Watershed Tributaries
EPA expects numerous benefits from this RFA, including:
- Increased on-the-ground/in-the-water action
- Enhanced control of existing invasive species
- Reduced nutrient and/or sediment inputs to Great Lakes tributaries and nearshore waters
- Increased acreage that intercepts and sequesters sediments, runoff, and associated nutrients transported during storm events
To be eligible to apply, appropriate registrations must be current and in place at the time of your submission, including: Grants.gov registration by an authorized official representative; System for Award Management (SAM) registration; and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) registration. To be competitive, applicants may also want to take steps now that will enable them to demonstrate support for their project from financial and/or collaborating partners and to demonstrate compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Additional information is available at: http://epa.gov/greatlakes/fund/2014rfa02/