The U.S. Forest Service anticipates that up to $4.2 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding will be available for tree planting and restoring native vegetation in the Great Lakes Basin. This funding will be competitively awarded to the best proposals received through the June 26, 2020 deadline at grants.gov. Search for Grant Opportunity Number USDA-FS-2020-GLRI. The funding is available to state agencies, Tribal communities, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and local governments that work within the Great Lakes Basin.
Funds will be distributed across the following four program areas:
- Forest Insect and Disease Mitigation
- Reduce Runoff from Degraded Sites through Green Infrastructure
- Protect and Restore Coastal Wetlands through Healthy Tree Cover
- Restore Resilient Riparian and Shoreline Forests
Application instructions, agency-specific forms, and other resources are available on the GLRI RFA website.
An informational webinar will be held May 12, 10:00 am Eastern/9:00 am Central. Click here for more information and to register.