Sustain Our Great Lakes is a public–private partnership designed to address these threats and improve the ecological health of the Great Lakes basin. Its mission is to sustain, restore, and protect fish, wildlife, and habitats in the basin by leveraging funding, building conservation capacity, and focusing partners and resources toward key ecological issues. The program achieves this mission, in part, by awarding grants for on-the-ground habitat restoration and enhancement.

Application Deadline:  Pre-proposal - February 13; Proposal - April 24

Organization: NFWF

Eligible Projects: 

  • Habitat restoration

  • Bridge or culvert replacement

  • Passage structures

  • Barrier removal

  • Species conservation

  • Sediment reduction and management

  • Channel excavation/realignment

  • Green storm water infrastructure

Funding Amount: $100,000 to $1,000,000