March 2014

  • Muskegon’s Marquette Street: 13 years old and pothole-free!

    By James Hegarty, PE and Chris Cruickshank, PE In 2001, Prein&Newhof designed a new 60-inch-diameter sewer line for Muskegon County under Marquette Street in the City of Muskegon. The contractor ripped up the entire four-lane street for almost two miles to install the pipe, which in some places was 15 feet deep. About a mile […]

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  • TIGER Grants Application due April 21

    What Similar to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Act (TIGER) funds transportation-related stormwater projects. Click here to see a map of already-funded projects. How much $600 Million will be available nationwide for fiscal year 2014. US DOT awarded one Tiger Grant in Michigan in 2013. […]

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  • 2014 SAW Grants Awarded March 12

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced the SAW Grant Awards on Wednesday, March 12, awarding $97M for 2014. We expect that the SAW grant program ($450M) will take another three or four years before exhausting its entire allotment. Stats: 673 Communities applied for SAW grants. MDEQ drew a total of 574 fund-able submittals that […]

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  • How to find money for your project: PART 5 – Is there hope for me?

    This is the last of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. Face it. Finding grants and funding is hard work. Plus, it is getting harder. It requires equal measures of creativity, persistence, networking and passion. However, there is hope! When I was growing up, Senator William Proxmire of […]

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  • P&N’s Scott Post designing new trail crossing M-66 in Ionia

    At its March 4 meeting, Ionia’s City Council approved a resolution to apply for grant funding to construct Phase II of the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail. This phase of the project is approximately two miles of 10′ wide shared-use pathway in the heart of the City and includes a remarkable non-motorized bridge […]

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  • P&N’s Scott Post designing new M-66 trail in Ionia

    At its March 4 meeting, Ionia’s City Council approved a resolution to apply for grant funding to construct Phase II of the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail. This phase of the project is approximately two miles of 10′ wide shared-use pathway in the heart of the City and includes a remarkable non-motorized bridge […]

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  • Harrison scores $598,000 downtown grant

    The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) presented the City of Harrison with a Downtown Infrastructure Grant (DIG) of $598,000 for a four-block downtown streetscape. Prein&Newhof will design the streetscape to beautify downtown Harrison and calm traffic. P&N plans to design the project this spring and summer so construction can start after Labor Day. MEDC anticipates […]

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  • Grant Opportunities: Neighborhood Improvement • Historic Preservation

    Neighborhood Improvement Assistance available from MSHDA Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) MiNeighborhood program provides technical assistance and guidance to available resources that help improve residential areas in the proximity (within a ¼- ½ miles) of traditional commercial districts. Design Workshop Grants for Rural Communities The Citizens’ Institute on Real Design will match $7,000 in funds […]

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  • Prein&Newhof Named Airport Consulting Firm of the Year

    Prein&Newhof was awarded Consultant of the Year by the Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics on February 20, 2014. Prein&Newhof has selectively expanded its airport team in the last two years, increasing the depth of its service and adding new service offerings. “We have always served a range of airports from the smallest to […]

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  • Michigan Clean Water Corps Program Grant Available

    What: A new one-time grant opportunity under the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) Program to support a single Road/Stream Crossing Inventory Pilot Program, which enables volunteers to assess the condition of road/stream crossings throughout a target watershed. The data will be publicly available to various agencies as a screening tool, and MiCorps will provide training […]

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