Funding in the United States for the Lake Superior Binational Forum is provided by a grant through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For twenty years, Environment Canada funded the Canadian Forum activities. However, in 2011, Environment Canada was no longer able to support many environmental initiatives such as the Forum due to significant federal budget cuts.

The U.S. EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) oversees and helps all Great Lakes stakeholders work together in an integrated, ecosystem approach to protect, maintain, and restore the chemical, biological, and physical integrity of the Great Lakes.