Resources

  • Great Lakes Fishery Trust accepting proposals for Habitat Protection & Restoration

    The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting proposals for the Habitat Protection and Restoration grant program. There is up to $500,000 available  for 2017. This Request For Proposals (RFP) is for: Protection, enhancement, and/or restoration of valuable Great Lakes fisheries habitat that supports the rehabilitation of lake trout, lake sturgeon, or other important Great Lakes […]

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  • Federal Loan Options Available for Water Infrastructure Projects

    Do you need to borrow $20 million or more for a drinking water, wastewater, or water supply project? You may be eligible to receive credit assistance for your next project through the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. WIFIA is expected to help support approximately $2 billion in total infrastructure investment. Resources […]

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  • Senator MacGregor, Representative Afendoulis meet with P&N Asset Management team

    State of Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor (pictured right) and State Representative Chris Afendoulis (pictured middle) met with key Prein&Newhof engineers and GIS professionals for 90 minutes on Monday, January 16 to review how West Michigan communities are investing their SAW (Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater) grants. MDEQ’s $450 million SAW asset management planning grant program just awarded its fourth round of […]

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  • Funding Opportunity for Fluoride Equipment Projects

    Are you or someone you know looking to replace, upgrade, or install fluoridation equipment? If so, there is an opportunity to team up with a national association and a federal agency to assist with your project. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have collaborated […]

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  • City of Rockford’s wastewater system evaluation predicts significant savings

    The Rockford Squire recently published an article discussing Prein&Newhof’s partnership with the City of Rockford to evaluate its stormwater and wastewater systems. The City was awarded nearly $850,000 through the MDEQ’s SAW (Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater) Program. This has enabled Prein&Newhof to collect and analyze data on the condition of Rockford’s stormwater and wastewater systems. With the resulting […]

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  • Grants available for Green Stormwater Infrastructure

    Up to $7.8 million expected to be awarded in 2017 The Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) program is accepting proposals for projects that improve habitat and water quality in the Great Lakes basin. Eligible applicants include non–profit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal, and local governments. There are three categories being awarded in 2017: Stream and […]

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  • MNRTF Grants – $300,000 available for parks in 2017

    MDNR set to host Recreation Grant Workshops The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is hosting nine free workshops across the state this winter for those who are considering applying to the following for funding in 2017: Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund Recreation Passport Grant Program Invasive Species Grant Program At each workshop […]

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  • Governor Snyder‘s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission says $60 billion needed to fix Michigan’s infrastructure

    Asset management is a key component to fixing roads, sewers, and water systems By Brian Vilmont, PE Today Governor Snyder unveiled the final report of his 21st Century Infrastructure Commission, citing the need for $60 billion over the next 20 years to fix our state’s ailing infrastructure systems. A key part of the Committee’s recommendations is […]

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  • Do you have enough downtown parking?

    By Kimberly Jongsma, Public Outreach and Planning Specialist Finding a place to park is often an issue in downtowns, especially during events. The first solution most people think of is to add more spaces and lots, but making convenient “free” parking a sole priority can decrease a downtown’s vibrancy. There is such a thing as too much parking (think of Kmart lots). […]

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  • Study: Sanitary Sewer Condition Assessment Results Are Encouraging

    Many of Prein&Newhof’s professionals have been looking inside buried sewer pipes—hundreds of miles of them. It’s not glamourous, but this is how we help communities manage their systems more cost–effectively. Using Stormwater and Wastewater (SAW) Grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) since 2013, P&N has inspected and rated the condition of about […]

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