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EPA Announces $14 Million to Reduce Excess Nutrients and Stormwater Pollution in the Great Lakes

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(May 28, 2019) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will accept applications for GLRI grants until July 12. EPA expects to award a total of approximately $14 million for about 30 projects in five categories addressing excess nutrients and stormwater runoff. 

This year, EPA is including a category to provide funding for innovative water quality trading projects. Approximately $1.5 million is available for four projects in this category which promotes cost-effective and market-based approaches to reducing excess nutrients to surface waters.

Another $12.5 million is available to fund projects that target the following priorities: 

  • Riparian restoration to reduce runoff to the Maumee River
  • Green infrastructure to reduce stormwater runoff
  • Manure management to reduce nutrient runoff from farms
  • Accelerating adoption of nutrient management through farmer-led outreach and education

For more information on how to apply: EPA: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 2019 Request for Applications