The GLFT accepts proposals under our funding categories at different times throughout the year. Review important dates to the left for deadlines.
If the GLFT is currently accepting proposals for one of our grant categories, it will be listed under active grant opportunities. Click below to browse active grant opportunities. Application requirements are provided for each of our funding opportunities in the Application Guidance Documents below. More information about each of our grant programs and our funding priorities is available on our Grants page. Our Grant Library is also a useful resource for grant seekers; it includes information about projects that have received funding support from the GLFT.
In 2019, the GLFT embarked upon a yearlong effort to update its strategic plan. Through that process, the GLFT updated its funding priorities and timeline. We anticipate funding the Ecological and Biological Fisheries Research to Inform Management and Habitat Protection and Restoration categories annually and funding the Access to the Great Lakes Fishery and Great Lakes Stewardship categories every other year. The GLFT will begin accepting proposals for the Access opportunity in June 2020, and we anticipate funding the Stewardship opportunity in 2021.
2021 Application Guidance Documents
- 2021 Great Lakes Stewardship
- 2021 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management
- 2021 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Habitat Protection and Restoration
2020 Application Guidance Documents
Policies and Forms