Funding Opportunities

Michigan Sea Grant 2017 Request for Proposals: Great Lakes Clean Marina Network

Michigan Sea Grant, as co-coordinator of the Great Lakes Clean Marina Network, solicited proposals for projects supporting Great Lakes Clean Marina Programs in 2017. Michigan Sea Grant has awarded two grants which will be announced by the end of May 2017.

This request for proposals was open to all eight Great Lakes states of the Great Lakes Clean Marina Network (IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI); see: Great Lakes Clean Marina Network Request for Proposal Guidelines (PDF). The network’s mission is to ensure that quality of life, economic prosperity, and environmental quality are achieved in the Great Lakes region by increasing participation in Clean Marina efforts.

The 2017 request for proposals focused on two categories: 1) projects to expand the territory for Clean Marina certification within the Great Lakes Basin, or 2) projects that evaluate and/or support Clean Marina Program sustainability. Projects will begin May 1, 2017 and end April 30, 2018.

Prior Projects

In 2016, the Great Lakes Clean Marina Network supported four Great Lakes Clean Marina projects. With Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding, grants were awarded to support Clean Marina programs in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

For more information on funded projects, see the press release: Michigan Sea Grant Supports Great Lakes Clean Marina Programs or read the Case Studies for completed projects.