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Great Lakes Washington Program

Northeast-Midwest Institute

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $175,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2008
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

The Great Lakes Washington Program of the Northeast-Midwest Institute has long been a critical voice for the Great Lakes region in Washington, D.C. The institute provides staff to the bipartisan House and Senate Great Lakes Task Forces; promotes coalitions to sustain bipartisan efforts to protect and enhance the Great Lakes region; identifies federal policy options that can enhance ecosystem initiatives in the Great Lakes basin; and conducts briefings and issue analyses that link in-region advocates with the Washington-based policy communities. With previous support, the institute participated in the development of the Great Lakes Regional Collaborative and encouraged bipartisan support for protections against aquatic invasive species. This grant will support continued work on these and other key policy issues as they become apparent.