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The Fox River/Green Bay Natural Resource Trustee Council accepts restoration project proposals that restore, rehabilitate, replace and/or acquire the equivalent of the natural resources that have been injured by the release of PCBs. Projects must meet the minimum acceptability criteria to be considered and will be further prioritized against other projects based on the focus, implementation, and benefits criteria described on pages 68-71 in the 2016 Update to the Restoration Plan.

Projects must be located in the designated Restoration Area, which is outlined on page 23 of the Restoration Plan Update. The Trustees will also only fund projects that align with the following three categories: Aquatic, Nearshore, and Riparian Habitat Improvement, Fishery Resource Enhancements, and Public Use Enhancements. Specific information about the types of projects the Trustees are looking to fund within these three project categories can be found in the Restoration Plan Update on pages 57-58.

Project proposals are accepted by the Restoration Coordinator on a regular basis throughout the year. If you feel you have a project concept that is a good fit for NRDA settlement funds please contact the Restoration Coordinator to discuss the project and to obtain the necessary guidelines and forms to be evaluated for funding.

After a proposal is submitted, the Coordinator screens the proposals to ensure they meet the minimum acceptability criteria. Proposals are then evaluated by the Council through established criteria. Restoration projects that contribute matching funds are encouraged, in order to increase the amount of restoration we can accomplish. NRDA Funds Matched GLRI Funds.