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GLRI 2012 Request for Applications (RFA)

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Grants awarded

The following grants were awarded pursuant to EPA's GLRI 2012 Request for Applications. Additional information about these and other GLRI awards is available from http://greatlakesrestoration.us/projects.html

Applications received

EPA received 200 applications totaling over $72 million.

Announcement EPA-R5-GL2012-1

Applications were due: 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday, May 24, 2012

Request for Applications (modified May 9, 2012)(PDF) (58pp, 354K) Originally issued April 19, 2012; modified May 9, 2012

EPA solicited applications for grants and cooperative agreements to be awarded as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

EPA will award approximately $20 million under this Request for Applications for about 100 projects, contingent on the availability of appropriations, the quality of applications received and other applicable considerations.

Funding under the 2012 RFA will support work under four of the five Focus Areas of the GLRI Action Plan (PDF) (41pp, 1.3MB About PDF) February 2010.

This RFA is EPA's major competitive grant funding opportunity under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for FY2012. It is one of several funding opportunities available through federal agencies under GLRI.

Up To $20 Million Available from EPA for 2012 Great Lakes Restoration Projects - April 19, 2012 news release

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Focus areas and categories

EPA is requesting applications for projects in the following categories:

Focus Area 1: Toxic Substances

Focus Area 2: Invasive Species

Focus Area 3: Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution

Focus Area 5: Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication, and Partnerships

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Grants.gov registration

If your organization anticipates submitting an application pursuant to the RFA, but you do not currently have an authorized official representative (AOR) registered with Grants.gov, we encourage you to register now. The RFA process requires that AORs be registered. Registration can take from three business days to as long as four weeks.

Get Registered at Grants.gov

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Learn more about the RFA

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Submit an application

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Project benefits

The implementation of projects submitted and selected pursuant to the RFA process is expected to provide numerous benefits, including:

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Other Great Lakes funding in 2012

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