Using appropriations to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking applications for the Aquatic Invasive Species Grants to Great Lakes States.
Donor Name: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
State: Selected States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $500,000 to $1 million
Grant Duration: 1 Year
Proposed work must either be within the Great Lakes Basin or near enough to the basin that it contributes substantially to the prevention and/or control of AIS in the Great Lakes Basin. Activities such as outreach, boat ramp inspections, and/or law enforcement are often done outside the basin but make substantial contributions when work is done in areas where people are likely to transit (and thereby potentially transfer AIS) into the Great Lakes Basin. Early detection, rapid response, and/or control efforts outside the basin must address:
Species with a substantial potential for interbasin transfer (e.g., hydrilla in a waterbody near the Great Lakes Basin that receives heavy boat use).
- Species of significant concern to the Great Lakes community within a Great Lakes state.
- Activities where the primary motivation is to prevent transfer of AIS into the Great Lakes Basin.
- Estimated Total Funding: $4,510,388
- Maximum Award: $800,000
- Minimum Award: $100,000
Allocation of funding will require, within 1 year of the grant agreement.
FWS are seeking applications from tribal natural resource agencies/organizations in the Great Lakes Basin. However, a tribal agency may designate an entity (of any type) to apply for the award on their behalf.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.