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U.S. EPA requests applications for Great Lakes Trash-Free Waters grants


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is seeking a second round of applications under the GLRI grant program focused on keeping trash out of the Great Lakes. Approximately $5 million is available through the Trash-Free Waters Great Lakes program to fund approximately 10 large-scale projects to remove trash from Great Lakes harbors, rivermouths, and waterfronts.

  • The deadline for applications is March 5, 2021.
  • EPA is holding a webinar about the Request for Applications (RFA)
    Jan. 26, 2021, 2 p.m. Central

“Fighting litter pollution in freshwater and marine environments is one of EPA’s highest priorities,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “These GLRI grants will support communities in their clean up efforts of harbors, coastlines and waterfronts, preventing trash from polluting our Great Lakes waterways.”