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2008 Annual Report: Facts and Figures

2008 Project Funding by State
The 17 new projects funded in 2008 were distributed across the Great Lakes states as follows:

State
Number of Projects
Grant Amount
Illinois
1
$10,000
Indiana
2
$80,000
Michigan
3
$54,548
Minnesota
2
$31,048
New York
3
$91,870
Ohio
3
$53,087
Pennsylvania
1
$6,448
Wisconsin
2
$27,033
Total:
17
$354,034

Program Benefits: 2008
It's estimated that the 66 total projects active during 2008* saved:

Soil over life of project 437,203 tons
Phosphorous 438,647 pounds
Nitrogen 876,598 pounds
Acres Treated 4,920 acres
Grant Amount $3,013,728
Proposed Match (state/local) $2,932,646
Match Earned (state/local) $1,672,401

*Totals reflect all projects active during the 2008 funding cycle, including projects awarded in 2007. Not all projects were completed during 2008.

Program Benefits 1991 - 2008
The Basin Program has saved millions of dollars in leveraged funds, soil savings, and acreage since its inception in 1991:  

Benefits graph

* Totals are for all projects completed at the end of the project year, September 2008.
** Reductions from pre-project levels

Five Year Overview of Leveraged Funds
Another indicator of the Basin Program's success is the contribution made to projects from local, state and private funds. The program requires a minimum nonfederal match of 25% of total project costs. However, most projects contribute significantly more local dollars than the required minimum. For the last five years in which all projects have been completed (2001-2005), the match has exceeded the minimum by almost $4 million—250% more than the minimum requirement.

Leveraged Funds graph

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