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Guided by the GLRI Action Plan, the Federal agencies of the GLRI’s Regional Working Group coordinate to select the best combination of programs, projects, and activities to achieve GLRI goals. GLRI funding accelerates environmental progress in the Great Lakes by supplementing their existing funds. Toward that end, the agencies use a variety of tools including:

  • interagency agreements
  • project agreements
  • negotiated grants and contracts
  • competitive awards
  • competitive grant solicitations are announced through

Twice a year the RWG agencies identify the projects that they have funded under GLRI. Jump to table of all projects.

Summary Table

Summary information about GLRI projects in this table is based on the information available as of March 2019.

Agency Projects Funding
Totals 4,858 $2,480,923,053
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 11 $13,813,000
Bureau of Indian Affairs 439 $53,921,409
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $4,045,662
DOT Federal Highway Administration 12 $6,705,858
DOT Maritime Administration 10 $18,114,781
Environmental Protection Agency* 1128 $989,986,018*
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 306 $220,304,726
National Park Service 140 $43,633,275
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 825 $320,612,751
U.S. Coast Guard 54 $15,818,026
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1179 $358,783,136
U.S. Geological Survey 254 $171,972,406
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 58 $11,889,357
USDA Forest Service 138 $81,550,555
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 298 $169,772,093

*This amount includes funding provided to states, tribes and other governmental entities, as well as funding for Great Lakes Legacy Act work.

Project Map

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Excel spreadsheet of all GLRI projects (through March 2019)

Spreadsheet Column Explanations

  • Funder: the Federal agency managing the project.
  • Year: the fiscal year in which the project funding was appropriated.
  • GLRI Amount: the dollar amount of the GLRI funding the project received for the given fiscal year.
  • Project Type: project funding or scope types: new, continuation, etc. "Continuation" means incremental funding of an on-going project. "Increase" means an increase in funding. “Revision” means a change in the scope and/or a decrease in the funding.
  • Project Title: the official title of the project.
  • Recipient Name: the organization actually doing the work for the identified project.
  • Project Description: a short description of the project, such as who is going to do what and where.
  • Focus Area: the Action Plan focus area under which the project line is funded.
  • Project Start Date: the date that the project began or is planned to begin.
  • Project End Date: the date that the project work ended or is planned to end.
  • Affected States: the state(s) in which the project takes place.
  • Latitude and Longitude columns: location of the “project location”. The purpose is to provide a single symbolic location for the project.

Project Table