News Release

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Projects

January 4, 2010

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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.fws.gov

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