Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada launched a call for applications to environmental funding programs, including funding under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative.
For funding under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, applications are now being accepted until March 3, 2020 for all priorities, with the exception of the engaging Indigenous Peoples priority. Applications for projects that support the engaging Indigenous Peoples priority will be accepted until March 17, 2020.
To learn more about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection/funding.
Great Lakes Protection Initiative
The goal of the Great Lakes Protection Initiative is to target the most significant environmental challenges affecting Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health by delivering on Canada’s commitments under the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
To assist in achieving this goal, Environment and Climate Change Canada is making funding available to support action by others to:
- Restore Areas of Concern: Supporting action at the local level to restore water quality and aquatic ecosystem health by implementing projects identified in Areas of Concern Remedial Action Plans.
- Prevent toxic and nuisance algae: Increasing participation in the application of phosphorus load reduction measures by demonstrating innovative approaches and best practices and promoting broad uptake and application.
- Reduce releases of harmful chemicals: Increasing participation in the application of beyond-compliance measures to reduce releases of chemicals of mutual concern by developing, implementing, assessing and promoting use of innovative approaches.
- Engage Indigenous Peoples in addressing Great Lakes issues: Enhancing Indigenous capacity to address Great Lakes issues through projects that engage Indigenous peoples at the community level.
For general information on the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection.html.