Great Lakes Fishery Trust Proposals Due in March; Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Applications Due April 1

2016 Applications Now Open for MNRTF, LWCF & RPGP

The application period for the 2016 grant cycle is now open for the following programs:

  • Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF)
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
  • Recreation Passport Grant Program (RPGP)

Grant Application due date for these programs is April 1, 2016 at 11:59pm (midnight).

Applying involves logging into the MiRecGrants online system. Contact Jim Hegarty for more information!

Great Lakes Fishery Trust Proposals

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is accepting proposals for its “Habitat Protection and Restoration” program. The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 8, 2016  and you must apply online via the GLFT website.

These grants cover many different projects, such as wetlands restoration, easement acquisition, and dam removal. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the GLFT website at

The City of Big Rapids’ Riverwalk, a trail connecting downtown Big Rapids with Northend Riverside Park that provides fishing access to the Muskegon River, received funding from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. To see other projects that have received funding from GLFT, visit

trail boardwalk and bridge

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