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THIS INFORMATION IS ABOUT POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES.  PLEASE CONTACT THE FUNDING ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.   


Grant/Funding Program Name: ComEd Green Region Program
Funding Organization: ComEd, administered by Openlands
Funding Available per Application: up to $10,000                                                                          
Match Requirement: 50% of eligible activities
Eligible Applicants: Municipalities, townships, counties, park districts, conservation districts and forest preserve districts within ComEd’s service territory in the following counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, McHenry, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago and Woodford. 
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide
Application Closing Date: March 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm Central Time
Link to Application: http://www.openlands.org/greenregion


Grant/Funding Program Name: Healthy Watersheds Consortium
Funding Organization: U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
Funding Available per Application: $50,000-$300,000, depending on scope and schedule               
Match Requirement: 25% of total project cost
Eligible Applicants: Not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, for-profit companies, tribes, intertribal consortia, interstates, state, and local government agencies including water utilities and wastewater facilities, and colleges and universities
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide
Pre-proposal Closing Date: March 14, 2016
Link to Application: http://usendowment.org/partnerships/hwcgrantprogram.html


​​​Grant/Funding Program Name: Sustain Our Great Lakes
Funding Organization: Sustain Our Great Lakes, administered by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Funding Available per Application: $50,000-$1,500,000
Match Requirement: Not specified, but projects that meet/exceed a 1:1 match will be more competitive
Eligible Applicants: non-profit 501(c) organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, and educational institutions
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Current or Historic Great Lakes Basin (Lake Michigan and North Branch Chicago River watersheds)
Pre-proposal Closing Date: Wednesday February 17, 2016 at 10:59 PM Central Time
Link to Application: http://www.sustainourgreatlakes.org/apply/ 


Grant/Funding Program Name: Urban Water Management
Funding Organization: Surdna Foundation
Funding Available per Application: Inquire with funder for more detail
Match Requirement: Inquire with funder for more detail
Eligible Applicants: Federally-recognized not-for-profit organizations
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide
Application Closing Date: None, submit Letter of Inquiry on website
Link to Application: http://www.surdna.org/what-we-fund/sustainable-environments/4-what-we-fund-/what-we-fund-/482-urban-water-management.html 


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Des Plaines River Watershed
Neil Schindelar
847.377.7730

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Juli Crane 
847.377.7708

North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed
Ashley Warren
847.377.7710

Fox River Watershed
Mike Novotney
847.377.7715  

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