Under FY16 appropriations to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) anticipates providing grants to support implementation of Great Lakes State Aquatic Invasive Nuisance Species Management Plans (State Plans), and support for the implementation of a Great Lakes Interstate Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan (Interstate Plan). Two year grant awards will be used by states (including for developing the Interstate Plan) for activities that directly relate to the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Basin. Priorities for funding will include FY13 GLRI AIS grant expenditure rates, Description of accomplishments that resulted from implementing past grants, and Projections of accomplishments that are enumerated for each of the performance metrics listed in GLRI Action Plan II. Grant proposals will be submitted either through Grants.gov, or via email to the address listed in section VIII of the Notice of Funding Opportunity.