Priority will be given to on-the-ground projects that have near-term, direct and quantifiable impacts on water quality in the Lake Michigan watershed. These projects include protecting critical natural habitats and making water resources more swimmable, fishable and drinkable.  Special consideration will be given to projects that leverage significant public and private investments from other Lake Michigan and Great Lakes donors.   Priority will be given to projects in southeast Wisconsin.

The Fund typically does not support stand-alone advocacy efforts, general research projects, or education. The Fund may consider applied research projects that provide information important in advancing on-the-ground conservation or restoration.  Similarly, education might be considered as a component of outreach plans embedded in larger projects. The Fund generally does not support grey infrastructure projects or provide general operational support. 

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