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

Great Lakes Fishery Trust Logo
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 5, 2024 in Grant Programs, News

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust Is Accepting Habitat Proposals

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting proposals under its Great Lakes Habitat Protection and Restoration program.
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January 3, 2024 in Grant Programs, News

Information for GLFT Habitat RFP Applicants

This webinar will provide assistance to Great Lakes Fishery Trust grant applicants or potential applicants under the Habitat Protection and Restoration request for proposals.
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December 7, 2023 in Grant Programs, News

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust Is Accepting Human Dimensions Preliminary Proposals

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management preliminary proposals.
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Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Reviews

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

Feb 20, 2024
Research
Preproposal SAT Review

Feb 23, 2024
Habitat
Proposal Deadline

Apr 8, 2024
Research
Proposal Deadline

Apr 8, 2024
Human Dimensions
Proposal Deadline

Apr 9, 2024
Habitat
SAT Review