August 2012

  • Funding a Stormwater Utility

    The Grand Rapids Press ran an article recently about the City’s desire to fund its stormwater program: to create a serious new revenue stream to fund stormwater improvements. At the state level, the proposed HB 5673 promotes grants to communities who want to set up a stormwater utility, which is similar to water and sewer […]

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  • $14,000,000 in S2 wastewater engineering grants still available

    MDEQ’s S2 wastewater engineering grant program still has $14,000,000 to give away. If you are planning a wastewater project in the next three years, you should look at this grant, which pays 90% of a wastewater project’s design costs up to $1,000,000. Several Prein&Newhof clients now are building projects designed using S2 Grants. For more […]

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  • Get Recreation Plans ready for 2014 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants

    All Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) grant applications require an approved Recreation Plan. The next MNRTF grant application deadline is April 1, 2013, with your Recreation Plans due March 1, 2013. MNRTF grants up to $300,000 for park development projects with a 25% local match requirement. MNRTF also helps applicants acquire park land with […]

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  • Pentwater Clean Water Plant Breaks Ground

    On August 14, 2012, the Village of Pentwater held a groundbreaking for its new Clean Water Plant. The welcome and project history were given by Village President, Juanita Pierman.  Project descriptions were given by Village Manager, Jim Miller.  Prein&Newhof followed up with a thank-you to the Village, for allowing us to be a part of […]

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  • P&N’s Mark Prein named Assocation Director for MWEA

    Congratulations to Mark Prein, PE, who has been named Association Director for the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) Board. MWEA was established in 1925 to bring together those who work in the water quality field, providing a forum for water environment topics that develops strategies, objectives, and goals to further the quality of Michigan’s water […]

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  • MDEQ to give $4,000,000 in grants for water quality improvements

    Have a watershed management plan? Get it rolling with help from these grants: Clean Michigan Initiative – Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants: Approximately $1 million is available to fund priority recommendations of watershed management plans that have been approved by the DEQ. Proposals must include a minimum 25% local match. Federal Clean Water Act, Section 319: Approximately […]

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