Investments made in the Great Lakes region to advance AIS management strategies include direct funding support, capacity for education and outreach, on-the-ground and in-the-water actions, and regulatory enforcement. This site will be updated to reflect the diversity of investments by researchers, managers, and communicators to prevent, detect, and control AIS across the region as Blue Accounting continues to identify and collect this information. Patterns of investment can be analyzed to see what AIS management strategies are being resourced and to identify opportunities where additional resources may be needed to achieve regional AIS goals. Funding data presented here represents a variety of funding sources, and includes Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding that has been directly dispersed from federal agencies to recipients and funding for the state aquatic nuisance species management plans of Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and New York. Where specified below, annual funding through GLRI for the federally-led Asian Carp Action Plan is also included.

Annual GLRI Funding for AIS Activities

FY2010-2018
Funding Year201020112012201320142015201620172018
GLRI Funding: General AIS and State AIS Management Plans524922562598081833028875224364663090871024888078435258173224741718419591
GLRI Funding: Asian Carp Action Plan597660002581300019389717160108001600000016000000175330002307500021100000
GLRI Funding: Total for AIS11225825651793817.7452418591.83384472664690871040888077.8761058816.7455322416.639519591

Annual funding dedicated to AIS projects is distributed through a variety of sources. This graph represents funding distributed directly through GLRI; through the Aquatic Nuisance Species State Management Plans of Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and New York; and the annual amount of GLRI funding dedicated to the Asian Carp Action Plan. For more information about the Asian Carp Action Plan, visit www.asiancarp.us

Annual GLRI Funding for AIS Activities

FY2010-2018
Federal Fiscal YearGLRI Funding: General AISGLRI Funding: State AIS Management Plans*GLRI Funding: Asian Carp Action PlanGLRI Funding: Total for AISTotal GLRI Funding Provided by CongressPercent of Total GLRI Funding for AIS Projects
2010$52,492,256 $5,795,866 $59,766,000 $112,258,256 $475 million24%
2011$25,980,818 $5,181,815 $25,813,000 $51,793,818 $299 million17%
2012$33,028,875 $4,460,974 $19,389,717 $52,418,592 $300 million18%
2013$22,436,466 $2,870,289 $16,010,800 $38,447,266 $284 million14%
2014$30,908,710 $4,043,370 $16,000,000 $46,908,710 $300 million16%
2015$24,888,078 $4,493,706 $16,000,000 $40,888,078 $300 million14%
2016$43,525,817 $6,153,986 $17,533,000 $61,058,817 $300 million20%
2017$32,247,417 $4,844,417 $23,075,000 $55,322,417 $300 million18%
2018$18,419,591 $3,639,581 $21,100,000 $39,519,591 $300 million13%

*Annual funding dedicated to AIS projects is distributed through a variety of sources. This table represents funding distributed directly through GLRI; through the Aquatic Nuisance Species State Management Plans of Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and New York; and the annual amount of GLRI funding dedicated to the Asian Carp Action Plan. For more information about the Asian Carp Action Plan, visit www.asiancarp.us

The funding information presented above represents the total annual funding for the Asian Carp Action Plan from the GLRI. The Asian Carp Action Plan is a collaborative document developed by the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, representing a variety of stakeholders, including federal U.S. government agencies and state government agencies. Funding comes from both GLRI and base agency budgets. For more information about funding for Asian carp activities, the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, and specific project information, visit www.asiancarp.us

Funding sources for AIS work are varied and include grant programs administered by non-profit organizations, private sector funding initiatives, and base agency budgets set annually through state, provincial, and federal legislatures. Federal funding in the U.S. includes the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which was established and funded in 2010 to address the major threats to Great Lakes ecosystems and drinking waters, including AIS. For more information about GLRI and funding, visit www.glri.us. Data provided by state agencies about work accomplished under and funded through a state aquatic nuisance species management plan are also included here for the states of Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and New York.

GLRI data presented here is derived from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (U.S. EPA)Environmental Accomplishments in the Great Lakes (EAGL) database of federally-dispersed GLRI funds (i.e., FY2010-2018 funding dispersed directly to recipients for project implementation), including associated data metrics and project descriptions. A set of search terms and functions relevant to AIS research and management was used to identify AIS projects within the EAGL database. Funding information for invasive carp is presented here as bulk funding and is not included in any other funding analysis. For complete information about Asian Carp Action Plan funding and projects, visit www.asiancarp.us

The information presented here builds on a database of AIS funding originally developed by the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.