This program will fund two or more competitively established, regionally focused multi-year coastal habitat restoration partnerships. Working through these partnerships NOAA will jointly identify, evaluate, fund, and administer priority actions needed in Great Lakes Areas of Concern ranging from design and engineering work to large-scale habitat restoration projects. Through these partnerships, NOAA will award funds to partnerships to implement actions identified by the Federal AOC Committee. NOAA anticipates working with partners to implement actions needed in the St. Marys River AOC, Muskegon Lake AOC, Menominee AOC and potentially others as priority projects are identified by the Federal AOC Committee.
Habitat Restoration Partnerships