Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund

The mission of the Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund is to provide funding for innovative research and demonstration projects that advance knowledge about Great Lakes ecosystems and their interactions with Michigan communities. Funded projects support and inform work to ensure a healthy environment, strong economy, and high quality of life for the people of Michigan.

Supported work contributes to understanding of how pollution enters and moves through the Great Lakes region; develops and refines monitoring and data-collection strategies; and analyzes and enhances interactions between Great Lakes ecosystems and human institutions. Projects improve our ability to identify and respond to human and wildlife health risks and integrate Great Lakes resources and community development. Emphasis is placed on work that results in needed policy development or significant improvements in environmental health and quality of life.

Current 2020-2021 Funding Opportunities

Economic Analysis of Long Run Risk Management for Groundwater Resources Research Project


Archive of Past Funded Projects

Past Project Final Reports

2017 Measuring Community Vibrancy Projects

If you would like to learn more about this project, please go to https://youtu.be/H09sUwneleY for a webinar given by the research teams to explain their research and conclusions. Alternately, you may contact Emily Finnell, FinnellE@michigan.gov, with questions.