Federal Local (HSIP) Safety Program, Deadline Sept. 23

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced an open application period for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 general Local Safety Program.  Federal funds for the general Local Safety Program are to be used for highway safety improvements on the local roadway system.  All locally controlled roadways, regardless of National Functional Classification, are eligible.  The FY 2018 federal budget for this program is estimated at $6,000,000.

Local Agencies may submit more than one project application for consideration.  Federal safety funds shall not exceed $600,000 per project or a maximum amount of $2,000,000 per Local Agency (HSIP and HRRR combined) for the fiscal year.  FY 2018 projects are to be developed and obligated between October 1, 2017 and August 25, 2018.

Applications are to be electronically submitted or postmarked by Friday, September 23, 2016. For more information contact Heather Jamison, PE. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Federal Local (HSIP) Safety Program, Deadline Sept. 23

High Risk Rural Road Program, Deadline Sept. 2

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) ihas announced an open application period for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 High Risk Rural Road (HRRR) program, with an estimated budget of approximately $6,000,000.  This amount may be subject to revisions.

Local agencies are allowed to submit more than one project for consideration.  Federal safety funds shall not exceed $600,000 per project or a maximum amount of $2,000,000 per Local Agency for the fiscal year (including any selected FY 2018 HSIP projects).  Any non-selected projects submitted under this HRRR call for projects will be automatically rolled over to the general FY 2018 HSIP safety call for projects.  Selected HRRR projects are to be obligated in FY 2018; the Local Agency will not be allowed to delay a selected HRRR to a different fiscal year.

For more information on this grant program contact Heather Jamison, PE. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

High Risk Rural Road Program, Deadline Sept. 2

Michigan Non-Point Source Grant Program, July 20-Aug. 17

The DEQ anticipates that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released in late July.  Up to $4.3 million in state and federal funding will be available for nonpoint source control projects that implement priority recommendations in approved watershed management plans.  Final funding amounts will be determined through the State and federal budget processes.  The application and award process will be similar to previous years (FY16 RFP information available here).  We strongly suggest that applicants consult with NPS staff as they work with partners and stakeholders to develop potential projects.  To be eligible for funding, unapproved watershed management plans must have been submitted by February 20, 2016 and must be approved by the DEQ on or before July 20, 2016.

Draft guidance documents are available below to facilitate project development and for planning purposes.  This information is subject to change.  Final information will be included in the full RFP scheduled for release on or about July 20, 2016.

Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofits and units of government that can supply proof of a successful audit at the time of the application.  Nonprofits are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as regional planning agencies and Michigan colleges or universities.  Units of government include state agencies, county, city, township, and village entities.  Entities that cannot provide audit proof will be deemed ineligible.  No fiduciary arrangements will be allowed.

Eligible watersheds are watersheds covered by a watershed management plan approved as meeting state and federal guidance.

Contact us for more information. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Michigan Non-Point Source Grant Program, July 20-Aug. 17

Aquatic Habitat Grant Pre-Proposals, July 25-Aug 26

The Aquatic Habitat Grant Program (AHGP) began in October 2013 and will operate each year that funding is available. A total of approximately $1,250,000 will be available for the 2015 round of grant funding from the Game and Fish Protection Fund. The AHGP’s purpose is to improve fish and other aquatic organism populations by protecting intact and rehabilitating degraded aquatic habitat. To facilitate the success of these efforts, the program will provide technical assistance to grantees. The AHGP is administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) through a cooperative effort between Fisheries Division and Grants Management.

10% match, minimum grant amount is $25,000

Contact us for more information! To learn more about GFA, visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Aquatic Habitat Grant Pre-Proposals, July 25-Aug 26

Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Deadline August 23

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting grant proposals under its Access to the Great Lakes Fishery funding category. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 PM Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

The GLFT’s Access to the Great Lakes Fishery grant category focuses on significantly increasing access to the Great Lakes fishery for shore-based angling and tribal commercial fishing. Up to $500,000 is available for access projects in 2016.

The GLFT supports its access goals through a combination of competitive and funder-directed grantmaking. Supported activities may include:

  1. Construction of new access sites
  2. Upgrades and renovations to existing access sites
  3. Engineering and feasibility studies for proposed access sites
  4. Land acquisition to support subsequent access site development
  5. Communication and outreach efforts regarding existing shore-based angling opportunities

Contact us for more information! To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Deadline August 23

GLRI Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Deadline July 16

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative targets the most significant environmental problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem by funding and implementing federal projects that address these problems. One goal is to improve habitat and wildlife protection and restoration. Using appropriations from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program anticipates funding wetland and associated upland habitat restoration and enhancement projects for conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations, particularly migratory birds.

Restoration projects will be completed on privately owned (non-federal, non-state) lands. Emphasis will be placed on, but not limited to, completing projects within the watersheds of Great Lakes Areas of Concern and in coastal zones. The PFW Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources.

In the Great Lakes watershed, PFW biologists from eight states coordinate with project partners, stakeholders, and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the PFW Program directs resources to conserve habitat for federal trust species. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Projects must advance our mission, promote biological diversity, and be based upon sound scientific biological principles. Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity. Applicants seeking funding under this program should review the program strategic plan and also contact the PFW state coordinator PRIOR TO submitting an application for funding.

Eligible applicants:

Individuals
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
County governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Small businesses
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
City or township governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

There is a required match. The program anticipates 75 awards $25,000-$400,000. The deadline is July 16. Contact us for more details. To learn more about GFA please visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

 

GLRI Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Deadline July 16

NEA Our Town Grants, Deadline Sept. 12

Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. Our Town offers support for projects in two areas: • Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.

Eligible Applicants:
Special district governments
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
State governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Application deadline is Sept. 12 and potential applicants would be advised to start work early! Contact us for more information. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

NEA Our Town Grants, Deadline Sept. 12