Using appropriations to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) anticipates providing grants to support the development and/or implementation of Great Lakes Tribal Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plans (Tribal AIS Plans).
Tribal AIS Plan must be in a place that supports the proposed work, or the development of such a plan must be a part of the proposed work. All tribal grants will be awarded based on a competitive process for which only Great Lakes tribes are eligible.
Proposed work must either be within the Great Lakes Basin or near enough to the basin that it contributes substantially to the prevention and/or control of AIS in the Great Lakes basin. Activities such as outreach, boat ramp inspections, and/or law enforcement are often done outside the basin but make substantial contributions when work is done in areas where people are likely to transit (and thereby potentially transfer AIS) into the Great Lakes basin. Early detection, rapid response, and/or control efforts outside the basin must address:
- Species with substantial potential for interbasin transfer (e.g., hydrilla in a water body near the Great Lakes basin that receives heavy boat use).
- Species of significant concern to the Great Lakes community within a Great Lakes state.
- Activities where the primary motivation is the prevent the transfer of AIS into the Great Lakes basin.
- Estimated Total Funding: $ 300,000;
- Maximum Award: $ 100,000;
- Minimum Award: $ 20,000;
- Expected Award Date: September 30, 2021.
- FWS is seeking applications from tribal natural resource agencies in the Great Lakes Basin. However, a tribal agency may designate an entity (of any type) to apply for the award on their behalf.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331776