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Great Lakes Air Deposition (GLAD) Program

2007 Request for Proposals


Proposals Due: December 4th, 2006


Application materials at www.glc.org/glad/


The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) requests proposals for innovative projects under its Great Lakes Air Deposition (GLAD) program.  The purpose of the GLAD program is to safeguard the environment and human health from the adverse effects of atmospherically deposited toxic contaminants in the Great Lakes region.  This program supports scientific investigation and the development of assessment tools to identifying the magnitude, sources and impacts of toxic contaminant deposition within the region and to facilitate concerted and strategic actions to mitigate such impacts.


Proposals should focus on contaminants of concern for atmospheric deposition in the Great Lakes region and should demonstrate a likelihood that the contaminant(s) being examined are depositing to the region’s waterways from the atmosphere in a quantity that may cause adverse impacts to humans or wildlife.  Proposals should focus on tangible benefits to be delivered to the Great Lakes states and how proposed projects will assist the states and their partners in taking informed actions toward assessing and reducing the deposition and impacts of the contaminants being addressed.


Priority activities, described further in the Request for Proposals (RFP), include: source identification; emission inventory development; monitoring and method development; atmospheric and multi-media modeling; and assessment of impacts on human health and wildlife. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully review all components of the RFP during the preparation of proposals. Applicants are also encouraged to review current project descriptions at http://www.glc.org/glad/projects/ to avoid overlap with ongoing efforts and maximize potential synergies.

General Information

Availability of Funds

The funding available for the current year of the GLAD program is $684,000.  Previously sponsored projects have ranged from $20,000 to $250,000, with a median of about $120,000. Successful applicants will be invited to enter into a contractual agreement with the Great Lakes Commission to perform the work described in their proposal. Proposals to receive funding will be determined based on the selection criteria and programmatic goals described in the RFP. Considerations will be made to achieve balanced coverage of the five GLAD Focus Areas described in the RFP and to equitably address needs across the region’s geography. Funds for the GLAD program are provided by the U.S. EPA.


All institutions and individuals are eligible to apply for funding, with the sole exclusion of Federal agencies of the United States government. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the GLC at the address below.


Download the RFP at: http://www.glc.org/glad/downloadpdf.php


Address questions to:


Jon Dettling

Great Lakes Commission