Grants

  • 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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  • Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant Program VERY Popular!

    The numbers are in: 673 SAW applicants requested $541,000,000 on December 2, 2013. $97,000,000 is available in 2014, while the SAW Program has an additional $350,000,000 to distribute over the next several years. MDEQ’s lottery will determine which applications will be successful. Roughly 5 out of 6 applications will be funded…eventually. MDEQ has 60 days […]

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  • Upcoming RFP and Webinar from Sustain Our Great Lakes

    What: Grant funding available and awarded in two categories: Habitat Restoration Delisting of Habitat-Related Beneficial Use Impairments. For whom: Non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal and local governments. From whom: Sustain Our Great Lakes How Much: Last year, awards ranged in size from $25,000 to $1.5 million. When: January 6: Request for Proposal Available […]

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  • Michigan Areas of Concern Land Acquisition Grants

    What: The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Michigan Areas of Concern Land Acquisition Grants program will be released January 6. For whom: State, county, township, city, or village governments within watersheds that are associated with or within the State of Michigan’s Areas of Concern. From whom: The NOAA Department of Commerce provides this money […]

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  • MNRTF Grants Shrinking

    The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) has a bank account that totals about $500 million. It plans to operate like a foundation does from now on. To protect their fund’s corpus, MNRTF plans to use only the earnings on the $500 million to fund future development and acquisition projects. This means annual distributions of […]

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  • SAW Grant Applications Delivered

    We made it! With a sigh of relief, P&N delivered a box full of SAW Grant Applications today in Lansing.  A special thanks to the clients that entrusted this critical application process to us. We wish everyone the best!

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  • Coastal land conservation projects – RFP Released for Funding

    The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP). The deadline is Oct. 11, 2013. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) anticipates approximately $3,000,000 may be available through CELCP appropriations and approximately $800,000 through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative administered […]

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  • Building America with foreign profits?

    By Jim Hegarty, PE I’m always on the lookout for ways to help our clients secure financing for their projects, and the other day I saw an interesting proposal put forth by 39 Congressmen to create the American Infrastructure Fund (AIF). The fund would provide low-cost financing or loan guarantees to construct, maintain, improve, or […]

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  • Money for Dam Removals, Bridge Replacements

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) has money available to help remove dams or replace inadequate culverts and bridges. The submission deadline is October 4, 2013. If you have a project that you believe would qualify, we would be happy to help you. Contact P&N project funding specialist Jim Hegarty, […]

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