The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now available for the Joint Venture Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)! This competitive funding process will fund proposals that focus on habitat protection, restoration, or enhancement, for the conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations, particularly of migratory birds.  Maximum award amount is $300K, and there is a 25% non-federal match requirement.

For more information, check out our website’s Funding page, and download this NOFO for more program details and application instructions. You may search for Opportunity Number F24AS00232 at or  You must apply through, (DO NOT apply through* Please read through the NOFO carefully for application requirements and instructions.  Application packages are due into on or before March 18th, 2024. Contact JV staff if you have any questions about potential proposals.

*Please note that it is required to apply through GrantSolutions. Section D7 of the NOFO has instructions for how to register and apply through this system. Contact the GrantSolutions Help Desk if you have any questions regarding your account or GrantSolutions issues at (866) 577-0771 or by email at Also, please send an email to UMGL JV Assistant Coordinator Anna Sidie-Slettedahl ( to confirm your application submission through GrantSolutions.