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Providing funding to enhance, protect, and rehabilitate Great Lakes fishery resources

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Providing funding to enhance, protect, and rehabilitate Great Lakes fishery resources

Funding Priorities

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) pursues its mission through investments in four broad funding categories:

Link to Access to the Great Lakes Fishery page
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Access

The Access to the Great Lakes Fishery program provides funding to significantly increase access to the Great Lakes for shore-based angling and tribal fishing.

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Research

The Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management program provides funding to perform research to create a more resilient and stable fish community, increase the sustainable value of the fishery to stakeholders, and foster and increase self-sustaining fish populations.

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Habitat

The Habitat Protection and Restoration program provides funding to preserve essential habitat; protect, restore, and stabilize important fish habitats; and increase habitat availability.

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Stewardship

The Great Lakes Stewardship program provides funding to increase awareness and understanding of the ecology of the Great Lakes so residents can be advocates for strategies that support long-term sustainability of the Great Lakes fisheries and become stewards of the Great Lakes.

News

For the latest information and news about the Trust or to view the latest edition of our Research Notes publication, please visit our News page.

January 10, 2022 in Grant Programs, News

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust Is Accepting Habitat Protection and Restoration Proposals for 2022

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting proposals under its Habitat Protection and Restoration grant program. This request for proposals (RFP) will be used for the disbursement of up to $500,000 in grants in 2022.
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December 8, 2021 in News

Acoustic Receivers In The Saginaw Bay Watershed Will Help Track Threatened Sturgeon

A new project using a sophisticated system of receivers across Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron will help guide researchers in their efforts to return state-threatened lake sturgeon to the Saginaw Bay system. Some of the funding that made this project possible came from the GLFT.
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November 30, 2021 in Grant Programs, News

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust Is Accepting Research Preliminary Proposals

GLFT is now accepting Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management preliminary proposals. This request for proposals process will be used for the disbursement of up to $1.3 million in grants.
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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Reviews

For all grant deadlines and reviews, please visit our Apply page.

Feb 8, 2022
Research
Preproposal SAT Review

Feb 25, 2022
Habitat
Proposal Deadline

Apr 11, 2022
Research
Proposal Deadline

Apr 12, 2022
Habitat
SAT Review

May 10, 2022
Habitat
Board Review