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Michigan offers grants for projects to prevent harmful algae
The Associated Press (5/22)
In Michigan, tate officials are offering $250,000 in grants to help develop technology for battling harmful algae blooms.

Scajaquada Creek cleanup threatened by proposed federal budget cuts as Schumer vows to fight
The Buffalo News (3/28)
Federal budget proposals in the House and Senate threaten water and sewer infrastructure projects that would help clean up polluted waterways, including the planned restoration of Scajaquada Creek, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Oakland County invasive species group gets grant
C&G News (3/10)
In Michigan, the Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) has been awarded a grant to combat invasive species, including phragmites, swallow-wort and knotweed.

ArcelorMittal lobbies for Great Lakes improvements
The Times (1/12)
ArcelorMittal is teaming up with the Lake Carriers Association to lobby for more icebreakers, more dredging and and a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., that can handle 1,000-foot lake freighters.

Federal appropriations bill to bring billions in Great Lakes funding
Petoskey News (12/20)
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the new funding to be included in the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act, a bill which gives the U.S. Department of Treasury the ability to fund efforts in the fight against Asian carp and other Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts.

EDITORIAL: South Haven lighthouse campaign demonstrates power of a grassroots effort
MLive (12/6)
In South Haven, Mich., the "Save the Light" initiative raised $315,000 thanks to gifts, and this shows that a small group can make a huge difference, and that every kid's quarter adds up.

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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.

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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