Federal agencies do the work of the GLRI guided by five-year Action Plans, developed with input from states, tribes, local governments, universities, business and others. As of summer 2018, a third Action Plan is under development. Amended Clean Water Act Section 118(c)(7)(G) requires the Action Plan to be reviewed and revised not less often than once every five years.
- Developing GLRI Action Plan III (FY 2020-2024)
- Establishment of Great Lakes Interagency Task Force and Promotion of a Regional Collaboration of National Significance for the Great Lakes May 18, 2004. Executive Order 13340 (PDF)
- Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy (PDF)