New York Sea Grant and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have announced $200,000 is available for Great Lakes ecosystem-based management projects through the New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program. Up to $25,000 is available for each project.
Proposed projects must use a complete ecosystem-based approach rather than a single issue or single species focus, incorporate stakeholder participation, and address key priorities in the New York Great Lakes Action Agenda. Those priorities include enhancing community resiliency and ecosystem integrity through restoration, protection, and improved resource management; and enhancing recreation and tourism opportunities that capitalize on the rivers and lakes, scenic beauty, and natural and cultural resources that define the character of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region.
Eligible projects may include planning, design, implementation, information management tool development, demonstration projects, and targeted educational outreach.
Not-for-profit organizations, county and local government or public agencies, municipalities, regional planning and environmental commissions, and educational institutions, including, but not limited to, public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities are eligible to apply.
Application instructions are available online, and must be submitted by 4:30 pm EST on May 1, 2018. A webinar to help applicants will be held March 19 at 10 am. For more information, contact New York Sea Grant at (315) 312-3042.
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Photo of Great Lakes Basin From Space provided.