The GLFT believes that an important attribute of its work is to maintain the flexibility to fund proposals outside of its routine, regularly scheduled, competitive grant programs to assure timely response to important issues affecting the Great Lakes ecosystem. The GLFT is one of a limited number of organizations that can quickly seize unique opportunities to enhance the fishery, educate the public, protect valuable habitat, and secure critical fishing access. In order to accommodate this value, the GLFT has created an avenue to review “special case” proposals or special projects. To gain consideration as a special project, the proposed activity must (1) generally fall outside of a request for proposal (RFP) process, and (2) be “nominated” by a board member who is willing to advocate for the proposal before the board. The GLFT has a policy in place to govern the review and approval of these special projects.

If you are interested in our special projects grant program please contact us at glft@glft.org or 517-371-7468.