Urgent Funding Alert: Sustain Our Great Lakes Grants

$7.8 million for projects that help restore and enhance habitat in the Great Lakes basin will be awarded on May 11, 2017, through Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL), a public / private partnership.

Deadline for grant applications is Feb. 21.

This year, SOGL eliminated its pre-proposal stage requirement, and for the first time, it will award up to $2 million just for green storm water infrastructure projects that filter storm water such as rain gardens, bioswales green roofs and pervious surfaces.

The program also awards 50% grants for stream and riparian habitat improvements for dam removal and bridge and culvert replacement and coastal wetland habitat improvements.

Local units of government, counties, non-profits and Tribes are eligible for the grants. Grants range from $50,000 to $1.5 million.

Learn more here.