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Request for Applications: 2019 USDA Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant program

volunteers planting trees
Citizen foresters plant trees as part of a project in Detroit, Mich.

(April 23, 2019) The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service anticipates around $4 million in new funds will be available for tree planting and forest health improvement in the Great Lakes Basin. This funding will be competitively awarded to the best proposals received through the June 28, 2019, deadline at grants.gov. Search for Grant Opportunity Number USDA-FS-2019-GLRI. Funding is provided under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through an interagency agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Funds will be distributed across the following three program areas:

  • Forest insect and disease mitigation.
  • Reduce runoff from degraded sites through green infrastructure.
  • Enhance coastal wetland filtration.

An informational webinar to discuss the application process is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, at 10 a.m. EDT. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing.

Webinar information and full instructions are available on the USDA Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative website.