Resources

  • Michigan’s first pervious concrete intersection built in Ionia

    [youtube=http://youtu.be/BBJG4rJdnA4] When the City of Ionia re-built Lafayette Street, they replaced two existing asphalt intersections with pervious concrete pavement. This video shows the City’s Vactor Truck emptying 5,000 gallons of water directly on the intersection. The water flows through the pavement, collects in the specially-designed soil below it, and infiltrates and recharges the groundwater. Jason […]

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  • Grant Advisory from Jason Washler

    I met yesterday with 3 members of EPA Region 5 to review the Lake Street project in Whitehall, and I learned the following: Over half the projects that received money during the first round of funding were in EPA Areas of Concern (AOC).  80% of the projects that received money during the second round of […]

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  • Federal Highway Administration – Funding Help

    Here’s a site from the Federal Highway Administration that provides informational videos and resources to assist those working on FHWA projects, specifically local public agency projects.

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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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  • 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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  • Cooperative grant program reopened

    Townships can apply for grants from the state’s Economic Vitality Incentive Grant Program, which was reopened after the Legislature approved a supplemental appropriation that included an extra $10 million for the program. The grants aim to provide funding to offset costs for townships, cities, villages and counties interested in service sharing or consolidation and other […]

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  • Five Myths about Great Lakes Water

    There’s a growing fear that the Great Lakes water is in danger, and that we need to work quickly to keep people from trying to steal it – or worse, sell and profit from it. Fortunately, this fear is unfounded, based largely on myths about current laws and practices.   Myth #1 – We are […]

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  • EPA offers $15 million for small utility systems

    The Environmental Protection Agency has $15 million in grants to help small drinking water and wastewater systems with training and technical assistance. The funds are for Safe Drinking Water Act compliance training and tools to help your staff enhance system operations and management practices. If your water or wastewater system serves fewer than 10,000 people, you may […]

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