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March 2015


GLRI Funding Received to Manage Phragmites 


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the award of 15 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants totaling more than $8 million for projects to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.


The Bay-Lake Regional Planning 
Commission will receive $999,648 over two years to work with public and private landowners to remove 1,500 acres of Phragmites along the shores of Green Bay on Lake Michigan within the Lower Green Bay & Fox River Area of Concern. The project will identify and prioritize removal sites and provide training to landowners on methods to control Phragmites.


The Commission will work with a technical advisory and steering committee(s) to ensure a quality and efficient process that prioritizes valuable areas for treatment and management of
Phragmites.  

For more information, please contact Angela Pierce.
       
 

EDA Application Deadlines

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The Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced its federal award levels per program for FY 2015.  In total, EDA will have over $260 million available for public works, regional innovation strategies, partnership planning, and economic adjustment assistance. 


E
ligible applicants are economic development districts, tribes, municipalities, education, and non-profit organizations. Individuals or for-profit entities are not eligible entities. 

 

Unlike in previous years, EDA will have only two cycles this year, which are March 12, 2015 and June 12, 2015. All EDA applications are to be submitted on grants.gov

 

For more information on funding priorities, please visit the EDA website or contact Richard Heath

 

Open Commissioner Positions


Just three commissioner vacancies

remain on the Commission. Have a voice in the direction of regional projects in Northeast Wisconsin. No experience required -- just an enthusiasm to make progress in the region.


We are seeking interested individuals who reside in Kewaunee, Marinette, and Florence counties to serve 6-year terms on the Commission. These positions are filled through the appointment by the Governor with input from each of the individual counties. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Commissioner, as well as the application process, please contact Richard Heath .
 

Available Grant Opportunities
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The following is a list of upcoming grant opportunities and their due dates. Please contact the Commission  if you have a project idea, or need assistance with preparing or administering a grant, or if you are interested in partnering with the Commission on a project.  
BayCare Clinic Foundation Grants
Ben & Jerry's Foundation Grants Cedar Tree Foundation Grants
Charles Stuart Mott Foundation Environmental Grants Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants
Costco Wholesale Grants
EcoTech Grants - The Captain Planet Foundation
Environmental Research & Education Foundation Grants Gannett Foundation Grants
ING Foundation Grants
International Paper Grants Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant
Kinder Morgan Foundation Grants Kodak American Greenways Grants
MeadWestvaco Foundation Grants
Meetings Mean Business! Grant Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas Grants
MLB Baseball Tomorrow Fund Patagonia Environmental Grants
RGK Foundation Education Fund
US Soccer Foundation Grant
Waste Management Charitable Giving
Wisconsin Humanities Council Grant
 
To submit information for consideration in future newsletters, send an email to apierce@baylakerpc.org. Include your name, community/organization, and contact information in the body of the message.

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IN THIS ISSUE
Global New North Trade Missions
Sheboygan MPO Update
Open Commissioner Positions
Available Grants
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