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GLIN==> Up to $100,000 available for soil erosion, sediment control
- Subject: GLIN==> Up to $100,000 available for soil erosion, sediment control
- From: Kirk Haverkamp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:09:48 -0500
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- Organization: Great Lakes Commission
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For immediate release
Dec. 12, 2002
Grant applications now being accepted at www.glc.org/basin/RFP.html
Up to $100,000 available for soil erosion, sediment control projects
Ann Arbor, Mich. – Local projects to benefit water quality through
erosion and sediment control are eligible for up to $100,000 in funding
under the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.
Grants of approximately $30,000 each will be awarded in the areas of program
and grant assistance; best management practices (BMP) demonstration; and
information/education. Several grants of approximately $100,000 will also
be awarded for large-scale BMP demonstration projects.
The grant program, administered by the Great Lakes Commission, is open to
nonprofit agencies and nonfederal units of government. Proposed projects
must be within the U.S. portion of the Great Lakes basin to be eligible.
Of special interest are proposals addressing agricultural conservation treatment,
urban erosion control, forest logging and road maintenance, and shoreline/streambank/bluff
stabilization. Other priorities include the emerging issues of total maximum
daily loads, natural stream/shoreline restoration and continuous year-round
Grant applications are now being accepted online at www.glc.org/basin/RFP.html.
The application deadline is Jan. 17, 2003.
The program, a federal/state partnership authorized under the Farm Bill and
funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation
Service, has supported more than 200 demonstration and technical projects
to date. For more information, including examples of previously funded projects,
visit www.glc.org/basin and the associated links.
Contact: Gary Overmier
The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by Samuel W. Speck (Ohio)
, is a nonpartisan, binational compact agency created by state and U.S.
federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment
and high quality of life for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its residents.
The Commission consists of state legislators, agency officials and governors’
appointees from its eight member states. Associate membership for Ontario
and Québec was established through the signing of a “Declaration of Partnership.”
The Commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and Canadian
federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and other regional
interests. The Commission offices are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan