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Ag Credit assists NRCS with cover crop signs
Sentinel-Tribune (11/25)
The "Farmers Protecting Our Lake" signs promote awareness about conservation tied to Lake Erie water quality.

Council of Great Lakes Industries, Consumers Energy and other member partners seek water management tools to ensure Great Lakes sustainability
MLive (11/14)
With funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund, the Council of Great Lakes Industries and several of its member partners are evaluating sustainable water management tools.

IDNR awards $150,000 to Waukegan for shoreline plan
Chicago Sun-Times (10/16)
In Illinois, long-term improvements to Waukegan Municipal Beach and the Lake Michigan shoreline around it took a step forward earlier this month with the awarding of $150,000 in state funds toward a Waukegan Lakefront Active Implementation Plan.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper granted cleanup funds from HSBC
Buffalo Business First (10/9)
A $100-million global water program launched by HSBC Bank will invest part of the money into Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s new project to raise citizen awareness and engagement in local water protection and restoration.

Restoration work set for land along Lake Michigan
The Associated Press (10/9)
The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $3.2 million contract for ecosystem restoration of 80 acres along Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline.

Worth Twp., Mich. moves on plan to keep sewage out of lake
The Times Herald (10/6)
Worth Township, Mich. is moving forward with a $23 million project to stop sewage from draining into Lake Huron.

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To search by keyword: Type in a single word or short phrase. The keyword could be an abbreviated name of a foundation or grant program (e.g., "EPA" for the "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency") or an issue area (e.g., "wetlands").

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EcoAction
Environment Canada
Since 1995, Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community groups for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. Projects submitted should follow the themes of climate change, clean water, nature and/or clean air.

Grants.gov
This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

Great Lakes Fishery Trust Grant Information
Fishing access, fisheries research, fisheries education needs assessment and more.

Great Lakes Program Funding
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
A complete set of information about the U.S. EPA Great Lakes funding process, from preproposal submission, project requirements to descriptions of funded projects. Also includes other federal Great Lakes funding opportunities.

Great Lakes Protection Fund
The Fund seeks projects that lead to tangible improvements in the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem and promote the interdependence of healthy ecological and economic systems.

IAGLR News & Announcements
International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)
Includes requests for proposals and papers, scholarship and fellowship opportunities, and new publications.

Joyce Foundation
Based in Chicago, the foundation supports efforts to strengthen public policies in ways that improve the quality of life in the Great Lakes region.

North American Fund for Environmental Cooperation (NAFEC)
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Source of funding for community-based environmental projects in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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About the Guide
The newest section on the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) streamlines the process of searching for Great Lakes-related funding opportunities online. Unveiled on Nov. 1, 2001, the site offers a fully searchable database of well over 100 grant, fellowship and scholarship sources that have relevance for the Great Lakes audience. The database will be updated weekly and enhanced over time. Funding for this project was through a grant from the U.S. EPA-Great Lakes National Program Office.

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