Request for proposals

The call for proposals for the 2017 funding cycle has closed.

The MGLP anticipates approximately $230,000 in funding for the 2018 cycle will be available. Most projects have received between $20,000 and $70,000, but larger awards are possible. If you have an aquatic habitat conservation project aligned with the goals and objectives of the MGLP and need financial assistance, we encourage you to submit a proposal for project funding.  An application for funding will be posted in July, and you will be able to submit your application by emailing it to MGLP Coordinator Joe Nohner at by October 15, 2018.

Past projects


  • Crane Lake Fish Passage (MN)
  • Stearns County Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project (MN)
  • Eagle Lake Nearshore Habitat Restoration & Septic System Discharge Mitigation with Native Vegetation (MI)
  • Growing degree day assessment in the MGLP (MGLP Region)


  • Habitat Assessment and Prioritization for Cisco and Walleye Lakes in the Midwest Glacial Lakes Fish Habitat Partnership (MGLP Region)
  • Michigan Shoreland Stewards: Partnering to Protect our Inland Lakes through Outreach and Education


  • Island Protection Projects on Webster and Loon Lakes, IN
  • Knutson Dam Modernization Project Cass Lake MN
  • Partnering with MGLP to Restore Habitat in St. Croix Headwaters Watershed Lakes, WI


  • Phase II Assessment for MGLP using Science to Evaluate Lake Health and Fish Potential in Lakes (MGLP Region)
  • Protecting the Unique Sinkhole Lakes in the Pigeon River Country State Forest (MI)
  • Healthy Shorelines Initiative in the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed, IN


  • Greenbelt Workshops for Lakefront Property Owners in Northern Michigan
  • Near Shore Woody Habitat Restoration Long Lake, Chippewa County, WI


  • Strategic fish habitat conservation directed through GIS modeling (MGLP Region)
  • Human Disturbance Index Development for Glacial Lakes Based on Dock Frequency (MGLP Region)
  • Large Woody Habitat Rehabilitation Project in the Northern Lakes and Forest Ecoregion of Wisconsin
  • Protection for Sensitive Fish Habitats in Cass County, Minnesota


  • Lakescaping Demonstration Projects in Eastern South Dakota


  • Using GIS to prioritize fish habitat conservation for the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership (MGLP Region)