The Great Lakes are getting about $30 million for a makeover

By KBJR News 1

The Great Lakes are getting about $30 million for a makeover

July 16, 2014 Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 1:31 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Great Lakes is set to receive $27.5 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for restoration projects.

"The work funded by these grants will help to restore and protect waters that are essential to the health and jobs of millions of Americans," EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager, Susan Hedman, said.

This week the EPA released a request for states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations to submit applications to utilize the 2014 money to fund new project ideas.

These projects should aim to restore and protect the Great Lakes basin. Grants will be awarded to certain places based on their strengths compared to other applications. Applications are due by August 25, 2014.

For more information on the application process, please click here.

Ramona Marozas

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