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2016 Watershed Management Board Cost-Share Grants

SMC is now accepting Request for Proposals for this annual SMC Watershed Management Board (WMB) cost-share grant program for projects, planning, engineering analysis, alternate resource solution, design, capital construction; and for supporting the growth and sustainability of local watershed partnerships in Lake County. Project proposals are reviewed based on the following prioritized criteria: 

 Interjurisdictional benefits 
 Flood hazard reduction benefits
 Structural damage reduction
 Water quality benefits
 Natural resource benefits
 Nuisance flood reduction
 Multiple use benefits
 Outside funding utilization
 Public education component

Request for Proposals Packet includes specific information on the application process and schedule, WMB policies and procedures, and SMC staff contact information for assistance with project applications. 
WMB Representative Appointment Form for use by WMB members to delegate their authority to a representative. 

RFPs due
: October 9, 2015 at 4 p.m. 


THIS INFORMATION IS ABOUT A POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY.  PLEASE CONTACT THE FUNDING ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.  THIS IS NOT AN SMC PROGRAM. 

Grant/Funding Program Name: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY15 
Funding Organization: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Great Lakes Program/Region 5
Funding Available: $13.9 million for ~40 projects across 5 project categories (see RFA)
Match Requirement: None required
Eligible Applicants: state agencies; any agency or instrumentality of local government; interstate agencies; federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations; colleges and universities; non-profit organizations; and other public or non-profit private agencies, institutions, and organizations.
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Lake Michigan Watershed; although application is open to all projects that: (i) protect, enhance, and/or restore the Great Lakes; or (ii) protect Great Lakes ecosystem health, including human health.

Application Closing Date: September 28, 2015 at 10:59 pm, CDT
Link to Request for Proposals: http://www2.epa.gov/great-lakes-funding/great-lakes-restoration-initiative-2015-request-applications



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For WMB funding questions, contact:

Des Plaines River Watershed
Neil Schindelar
847.377.7730

Lake Michigan Watershed
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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