The DEQ today announced nearly $4 million in available grants to protect, restore and manage watersheds.
The grant program is open to state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations. Proposals are requested for watershed management planning projects as well as projects that implement previously approved watershed management plans.
Funding for the program includes approximately $1 million from the Clean Michigan Initiative’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants and approximately $2.9 million from Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act.
Grant awards are contingent on the sale of Clean Michigan Initiative general obligation bonds to support these projects and the appropriation of funding by the Michigan Legislature and
Notices of Intent are due Sept. 7. Full applications from invited applicants are due Oct. 19.