The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is now inviting applications for competitive grant funding. 

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Phragmites treatment in the Northeast Michigan CWMA by Huron Pines, one of the 2014 GLRI grant recipients. Image courtesy of the Northeast CWMA

Through the 2014 competitive grant process, the GLRI spent more than $5 million to prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes, including many of the projects that you can read about on our Case Studies page. In 2015, the GLRI has up to $13.9 million available (in all 5 focus areas) for an estimated 40 projects. Learn more about the GLRI, including the GLRI Action Plan II for 2015-2019 and the accomplishments of Action Plan I, by visiting

Grant funding will be awarded in five categories; Invasive Species Prevention and Invasive Species Control are both identified as priority focus areas.  Focus areas 3-5 focus on Urban Watershed Management Implementation, Agricultural Watershed Management Implementation and the Maumee River Watershed Nutrient Prevention Pilot Project.

To be considered for funding, applications must be submitted to EPA through by Monday September 28th, 2015 10:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time /11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

If you have not submitted a request through in the past, click here to register your organization (note: this process may take up to a month, so start early!).