Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program Funding

Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program Requesting Proposals

The Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program (GLSNRP) Request for Proposals was recently announced, for projects that reduce nutrients and sediments entering the Great Lakes. Consistent with focus area 3 of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan III, this years’ GLSNRP will fund projects focused on reducing nutrients from three different sources: agricultural non-point sources, stormwater runoff, and Great Lakes shoreline or streambank erosion. Implementation of nutrient and sediment reduction projects identified within NYS Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plans9 Element Watershed Plans, and Total Maximum Daily Load Plans within NY’s Great Lakes basin are eligible under this RFP.

It is anticipated that roughly $1,738,000 in funding will be available for project support in the U.S. portion of the Great Lakes. Individual projects will receive up to $200,000, with a required 25% match. Eligible applicants include incorporated not for profit organizations, conservation districts, county and municipal governments, regional planning commissions, federally recognized tribes, and state agencies. The due date for applications is 5:00 p.m. Eastern on April 16, 2021. View the RFP here.

The GLSNRP is a state and federal partnership managed by the Great Lakes Commission in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and the eight Great Lakes states. It is directed by a regional Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Task Force that includes representatives from the eight Great Lakes states, NRCS and U.S. EPA. Applicants are encouraged to connect with their state representative to discuss project ideas.

For more information on the GLSNRP and to apply, visit:

GLSNRP 2021 RFP Webinar

On March 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST, a webinar will be held to discuss funding priorities and the application process, tips for submitting competitive proposals, and questions for Great Lakes Commission staff. Click here to register for the webinar.

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