Great Lakes Fish & Wildlife Restoration Act Grants, Deadline Dec. 12

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is accepting Fiscal Year 2017 project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (Act).  The six goals of the Act are:

1) Restoring and maintaining self-sustaining fish and wildlife resources.
2) Minimizing the impacts of contaminants on fishery and wildlife resources.
3) Protecting, maintaining, and, where degraded and destroyed, restoring fish and wildlife habitat, including the enhancement and creation of wetlands that result in a net gain in the amount of those habitats.
4) Stopping illegal activities adversely impacting fishery and wildlife resources.
5) Restoring threatened and endangered species to viable, self-sustaining levels.
6) Protecting, managing, and conserving migratory birds.

The Service requests interested entities to submit restoration, research and Regional project proposals for the restoration of Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources.  The purpose of the Act is to provide assistance to States, Indian Tribes, and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin.  Supported in part by President Obama’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a total of approximately $1.56 million is projected to be available to support projects this fiscal year.  Deadline for proposal submission is Monday, December 12, 2016 by 6:00 pm.

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Great Lakes Fish & Wildlife Restoration Act Grants, Deadline Dec. 12

Conservation Innovation Grants, Deadline March 4

The Michigan Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture, is announcing availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Applications are accepted from Michigan only.

Stream Restoration Project, Kid's Creek

Applications are requested from eligible governmental or non-governmental organizations or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration. Funds will be awarded through a State wide competitive grant process which will require all applicants to submit a complete and fully documentedapplication package.

DATES: Applications must be received at the NRCS Michigan State Office by 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), on March 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: The address for hand-delivered, US Postal delivery, express mail or overnight courier service for applications is: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Innovation Grants Program, 3001 Coolidge Rd., Suite 250, East Lansing, MI 48823.

For more information contact: Steven V. Law CIG Program Manager Natural Resources Conservation Service 3001 Coolidge Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 Phone: (517) 324-5282 Fax: (517) 324-5180 Email:
Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Individuals
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Document Type:     Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:     USDA-NRCS-MI-11-01
Opportunity Category:     Discretionary
Current Closing Date for Applications:     Mar 04, 2011
Archive Date:     Apr 03, 2011
Funding Instrument Type:     Grant
Category of Funding Activity:     Agriculture
Expected Number of Awards:     3
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $225,000
Award Ceiling:     $75,000
CFDA Number(s):     10.912  —  Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:     No

Conservation Innovation Grants, Deadline March 4

Wildflower Planting Grants, Due December 4

Source: The Wildflower Assn of Michigan, Photo: Otsego Conservation District

The Wildflower Association of Michigan, in a partnership with the Harold & Jean Glassen Foundation, awards grants annually to fund projects involving the creation of an outdoor classroom, the enhancing of an existing site, or other educationally directed projects that support the WAM Mission. It is our goal to reach as many of Michigan’s youth and citizenry as possible through the use of our grant program. It is our desire not only to educate Michigan’s students in the areas of recognition, preservation and proper procedures for the repopulating of endangered, threatened and/or special concern native species, but also projects that pass on the appreciation and respect for our native flora that will ensure survival of these species in the future.

Please review the criteria for application to this year’s grant program as well as the summarization of the follow-up procedures and reports required of all recipients of WAM awards. Please review this document carefully prior to completing your application form. Review of this information may prove of value in the approach your group will take in designing your project and application. Please note in particular the deadlines and signatures required for each application. Improperly submitted applications will not be considered for funding.

Since it is WAM’s desire to be of service to as much of the public as possible, all grant recipients will receive packets of information to assist them in fulfillment of their projects. Included for your use is a list of sources for educational materials, a list of Michigan native species nurseries and seed suppliers, additional grant dollar sources, and other selected reading materials.

Thanks to the generous monetary support of the Harold and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation, WAM is pleased to announce that it has a total of $5000 available for allocations in this year’s grant program. Each applicant may request up to $500 in support. The application deadline is December 4, 2010. All applicants will be notified if they are or are not recipients of an award no later than January 30, 2011. Awardees will receive their funds at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday during the Michigan Wildflower Conference at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus. If you have any further questions pertaining to the grant application process please contact Robert Krueger, Grants Coordinator, at the address below. Electronic submission (e-mail) is encouraged. Please do not fax your application. Good luck and thank you for your interest in WAM’s Glassen Educational Grant Program.

More information on native plants is available from your local conservation district.

Grand Traverse County Soil Conservation District


Wildflower Planting Grants, Due December 4

Native Plantings, Deadline December 5

WAM/Glassen Educational Grant Criteria

Each applicant may request up to $500 in support. The application deadline is December 5, 2009. All applicants will be notified if they are or are not recipients of an award no later than January 30, 2010. Awardees will receive their funds at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday during the Michigan Wildflower Conference at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus.

A submitted proposal must contain a completed application form, a statement of goals, summary of the project, a detailed description of the project (pictures of the proposed site and a site plan are required if applicable), a budget which includes amount requested and in kind donations if applicable, a description or actual copy of publicity, and letters of support from the target community (i.e. school principal, school superintendent, town or city manager, parks commission chair person etc.).
If the project involves a school, the project description should clearly state how it would be utilized to satisfy State mandated curriculums at their appropriate age/class level.
The proposal should state how the project would be maintained or sustained beyond the initial development period.
The total proposal should be limited to no more than 8 pages, not including plan, pictures and letters of support.
Proposals will principally be assessed as to their impact on educating Michiganders (particularly youth), adherence to the Mission of the Wildflower Association, and the overall feasibility of the project.
Applicants may request no more than $500 for project support. Monies received may be used for site preparation, seeding or planting the site with species of native origin, and for continuing site maintenance and care; or for the enhancement of an existing site with species of native origin. No travel or salaries may be charged to the grant. No overhead monies may be charged to the grant. An accounting of all monies must accompany the final report of the project.
A written progress report of the work done in the spring and fall of the year in which the grant was awarded that includes pictures of that progress is required of all grant recipients. This should be submitted no later than December 1st of that same year to the WAM Grants Coordinator.
A second and final report of the project, with a plant inventory, observations of educational successes, copies of publicity, pictures and a detailed accounting summary of all monies expended, should be submitted to the WAM Grants Coordinator by June 1st of the following year.
All publicity generated for and received by the project must acknowledge the Harold and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation and the Wildflower Association of Michigan; and if applicable how the project helped to fulfill State mandated curriculums.
Please include a self-addressed stamped postal card with the title of the proposal and the name of the applicant. This will be used to acknowledge receipt of the application form.
Native Plantings, Deadline December 5