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New York’s Great Lakes Basin Small Grants: A Projects Dashboard for the Program
Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2022)

The interactive dashboard created for New York’s Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program provides details on funded projects across the basin.


Megan Kocher, NYSG Great Lakes Outreach Coordinator, E:, P: (716) 645-3011

New York Sea Grant’s new interactive, online dashboard provides information on Great Lakes Basin Small Grant projects’ accomplishments and inspires future applications.

Buffalo, NY, August 10, 2022 - More than 40 projects aimed at restoring and revitalizing New York’s Great Lakes region have received more than $1.2 million in funding through the New York’s Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program* since the program was first developed in partnership by New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in 2015. Recognizing that these projects offer learning opportunities about the successful implementation of ecosystem-based management strategies, NYSG and NYSDEC wanted a way to easily share project information and outcomes.

In 2021, NYSG, with NYSDEC, developed a Great Lakes Basin Small Grants projects dashboard using an ArcGIS Online application that allows users to interact with maps, figures, and filtering options to learn about the Small Grants Program-funded projects. The interactive platform provides an overview of the completed projects, including where the projects occurred, the goals they address, and their outcomes. Sharing project information through this dashboard informs future applicants of successful strategies and inspires proposal/project development.

Project Partner:

• New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

*Program funding: New York State Environmental Protection Fund and Article 14 of NYS Environmental Conservation Law.

“These grants provide a unique and critical opportunity for the next generation of New York’s Great Lakes stewards to become directly involved in learning and developing smart solutions to address local watershed challenges. DEC looks forward to continuing to partner with New York Sea Grant to implement the solutions that will protect and enhance the Great Lakes for generations to come.” — New York State DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos, March 22, 2021

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More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

New York Sea Grant Home *  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Home

This website was developed with funding from the Environmental Protection Fund, in support of the Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Act of 2006. 

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