Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Support Great Lakes State Aquatic Invasive Nuisance Species

Quick Facts

Due DateApril 21, 2014 (Monday)
Award Amount$ 218,750 - $ 1,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityNatural Resources
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments

Program Description

Under FY14 appropriations to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) anticipates providing grants to support implementation of Great Lakes State Aquatic Invasive Nuisance Species Management Plans (State Plans), and support for the creation of an Interstate Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan (Interstate Plan). State Plans have been transmitted by state governors and then approved by the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. The Interstate Plan will not be submitted to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force for review and approval. All state grants will be awarded based on a competitive process for which only Great Lakes states are eligible. To be eligible for FY14 funding to implement State Plans, FY10 and FY11 grant funds must be completely expended, at the time a proposal is submitted. Also, allocation of funding will require, within 1 year of the grant agreement becoming fully executed, completion of either one rapid response training session or one rapid response action. Also, state agencies must have either completed updates to their State ANS Management Plan to include rapid response capabilities, or be on track to complete that update by September 30, 2014. Please include either the completed state rapid response plan, or a schedule for finalization of that rapid response plan (required completion by September 30, 2014) as an attachment in your grant application. Two year grant awards will be used by states (including for developing the Interstate Plan) for activities that directly relate to the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Basin. Priorities for funding will include: Implementing risk management approaches for species and pathways as described in GLMRIS reports Developing and implementing an Asian carp prevention and management plan for the Great Lakes Addressing climate change in risk assessment and management activities. For a full description of what to include in a proposal and the evaluation process please see the Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) associated with this grant.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberF14AS00095
Funding Opportunity TitleGreat Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Support Great Lakes State Aquatic Invasive Nuisance Species
Opportunity CategoryNatural Resources
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards9
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateFebruary 24, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateApril 21, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateApril 22, 2014 (Tuesday)
Total Program Funding$ 5,000,000
Award Amount$ 218,750 - $ 1,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 15.662 - Great Lakes Restoration

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Website
ContactOffice: Fish and Wildlife Service
Michael Hoff, 612-713-5114

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