Please join us for a webinar on February 1, 2018 at 2 PM Eastern Time/1 PM Central Time to learn about the Great Lakes funding opportunity offered through NOAA’s Restoration Center.


On January 10, 2018, NOAA released the “NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Grants under the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative” federal funding opportunity, which is available on


In 2018, approximately $3 million may be available to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial (for profit) organizations, and governments of U.S. territories, states, and local municipalities, as well as Native American tribal governments. The amount of funding available for this FFO is subject to FY2018 budget appropriations.  Priority will be given to projects that fulfill the following goals:


  • Creating functional habitats for native fish species migration, reproduction, growth, and seasonal refuge, including improvements for fish passage, wetlands and nearshore habitats;

  • Restoring sites outside of AOCs including delisted AOCs and AOCs in recovery with all management actions complete; and

  • Ensuring the long term protection of the restored site through partner-supported acquisition of land or a conservation easement at the restored site, or land with an ecological relationship to the restored site  (e.g., land in proximity or within the same watershed)


Webinar participants will learn about funding priorities and the application process, receive tips for submitting competitive proposals, and have the opportunity to ask questions. The webinar will begin at 2 PM Eastern Time/1 PM Central Time and last for approximately 1 hour.



Participants can register at


Audio conference:

Teleconference Line: 1-877-784-3236

Participant passcode: 7977968

For those that cannot participate or would like access to the presentation after the webinar a recording of the webinar will be available for viewing at after February 1, 2018.

For more information, please contact Julie Sims (734-741-2385; or Jessica Berrio Edwards (301-427-8654;