Applications Sought for $4 Million in Water Quality Improvement Grants
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is now accepting proposals for projects to restore and protect Michigan’s wetlands, lakes and streams. Approximately $4 million in state and federal funding is available for watershed-based projects. State and local units of government, nonprofit organizations and universities may apply.
The funding opportunities include:
Clean Michigan Initiative – Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants
Approximately $1 million is anticipated to be available to implement elements of watershed management plans that have been approved by the DNRE as meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency criteria. Proposals must include a minimum of 25 percent local match.
Federal Clean Water Act
Approximately $3 million is anticipated to be available to develop watershed management plans meeting the DNRE and the U.S. EPA criteria, or to implement elements of watershed management plans previously approved as meeting the U.S. EPA criteria. Proposals must include a minimum of 15 percent local match for planning or 25 percent local match for implementation.
Notices of Intent are due Sept. 16, 2010. Full applications from invited entities are due Oct. 25, 2010.