Grants

  • 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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  • 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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  • Emergency Road Money in the Works

    As we anticipate spring, we know this extraordinary winter was not kind to our roads and they will need substantial repair. According to good friend Don Stypula of Collaboration Matters, the State may be providing as much as $100 million in one-time funding to help road agencies. The Michigan Senate Appropriations Committee will present this […]

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  • How to find money for your project: PART 4 – Improve your chances for success!

    This is the fourth post of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. I am convinced that preparation begets luck. I have found when my clients focus on these four things it greatly enhances their chances for funding success: Shovel-readiness: The better defined your project is by the time […]

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  • Rural Development Grants and Loans Available

    We ran into our friends from the USDA’s Rural Development office at last week’s Michigan Townships Association conference, and they shared with us the latest details on their programs. RD has grants and loans available for sewer and water systems, or community facilities including buildings and public safety or emergency vehicles. For more information, click […]

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  • How to find money for your project: PART 3 – Make Your Pitch!

    This is the third post of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. Once you have identified your project and found a prospective funding source, it is time to make your pitch! Usually, this means writing a grant or funding proposal. Every organization has its own proposal format and […]

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  • Two new DNR grant programs to improve aquatic & wildlife habitat

    Aquatic Habitat Grant Program What: The Aquatic Habitat Grant Program would fund projects that protect intact and rehabilitate degraded aquatic habitat.  This new grant program will be funded by new revenues from the increased fishing and hunting license fees. For whom: Single- and multiple-year projects by local, state, federal and tribal governments, nonprofit groups and […]

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  • How to find money for your project: PART 2 – Network!

    This is the second post of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. Pick any project on your wish list—where will you find enough money to make it happen? Look to your network. No, I do not mean ask them for money! They are, however, a key link between […]

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  • How to find money for your project: PART 1 – Dream Big!

    This is the first post of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. When I was a young engineer, one of my mentors told me this: “There’s no such thing as a money problem, only idea problems.” In other words…“Good ideas attract money.” I like to ask my public-sector […]

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  • Funding Restored to Two Great Lakes Programs

    Congress released its 2014 spending bill last week, providing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative with $300 million and the Clean Water State revolving fund with $1.44 billion, up from $285 million and $1.37 billion in 2013. “The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative supports efforts to clean up toxic pollution, restore fish and wildlife habitat, fight invasive […]

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