Pam Dryer, 715-682-6185 x. 17, Pam_dryer@fws.gov
Ashley Spratt, 612-713-5314, Ashley_spratt@fws.gov
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Projects
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced a request for project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish habitat under the Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership (Partnership). Projects will receive up to $1 million in total funding, made available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, to support on-the-ground fish habitat work. Local watershed associations, municipalities, tribes, states and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply. Deadline for proposal submission is February 12, 2010.
Project proposals will be compiled, ranked and reviewed by the Partnership, and final funding decisions will be made by the Service in late spring or early summer 2010.
The announcement and application guidelines can be found at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/fisheries/nfhap.html and http://www.grants.gov/
The Great Lakes Fish Habitat Partnership (http://www.fws.gov/midwest/GLBFHP/) is a recognized partnership of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (http://www.fishhabitat.org/) and was formed to make habitats whole and accessible for fish and other aquatic organisms, from headwater streams to deep lake habitats. For more information about the National Fish Habitat Action Plan, its partnerships and programs, please visit: www.fishhabitat.org
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov