Resources

  • MDOT Transportation Economic Development Fund

    The MDOT Office of Economic Development is now taking applications for the Transportation Economic Development Fund Category F – Fiscal Year 2017. Who can apply? Cities, villages, and county road commissions. Make sure your proposed project is on a federal-aid designated route, within federal aid urban areas, and the county has a population of 400,000 […]

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  • Michigan Blue Economy – We’re Powered by Water

    The Michigan Economic Center and GVSU Annis Water Research Institute recently launched Michigan Blue Economy (michiganblueeconomy.org), a report about how water has already powered Michigan’s economy and how it can provide new economic opportunities through business innovations, a global water education/research center, and by recognizing the value of our Great Lakes and the resources and […]

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  • Looking to remove a dam or replace a bridge?

    You might find help for these and other activities with a Sustain Our Great Lakes grant. Sustain Our Great Lakes now has a Request for Proposals available for grant funding for improvements to on-the-ground habitat within the Great Lakes basin. For 2015, an estimated $5-7 million in grants will be awarded in two categories: Stream […]

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  • Infrastructure Asset Management Plans – Helping communities develop long-term rate structures

    By James Hegarty, PE I’m encouraged by Michigan’s state-wide movement toward adopting asset management as a financial planning tool for key infrastructure systems. This article supported my belief that to enjoy the current level of service from our infrastructure into the future, it’s going to cost more money. It’s easy to see the results of […]

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  • Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Loans Guide Available Now

    Prein&Newhof has just released its updated 2015 Grants and Loans Guide! It covers several common and many creative resources available to Michigan communities looking for help paying for their infrastructure projects. It also offers grant-writing tips and highlights case studies of projects funded by grants. To request a free copy of the Grants and Loans […]

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  • Grants available to help communities plan water, sewer projects

    If you need help with a new or an aging sewer or water system, but there is no money to get started, you should look into two US Department of Agriculture grant programs—PPG (Predevelopment Planning Grant) or SEARCH (Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households). Both PPG’s and SEARCH grants have a median household […]

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  • Michigan Dam Management Program Announces $350,000 Available for Dam Removals

    If you have a dam removal project, you should check out the Michigan Dam Management Program. The application is due on November 14, 2014. For more information, contact Jim Hegarty, PE.

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  • MDNR Grants Booklet Highlights Available Grants

    The MDNR publishes a listing of its grants every year. You can view the booklet here. MDNR’s 2014 grant programs include: Recreation Acquisition and Development Boating Dam Management Fisheries Forestry Wildlife Habitat Management Law Enforcement Trails Management Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) NEW! LWCF Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund […]

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  • Preventative Traffic Engineering: Leading the Way to Safety

    This article summarizes an inspiring talk given by our traffic engineer, Ariana Jeske, PE, at the 2013 Institute of Transportation Engineers conference. Preventative traffic engineering refers to an approach to traffic engineering and planning that prevents, rather than reacts to, dangerous situations and accidents.  The key is keeping walkability in mind. The term “walkability” has […]

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  • Michigan’s Coastal Zone Management Program

    About CZM MDEQ’s Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program promotes wise management of the cultural and natural resources of Michigan’s Great Lakes coast and provides grant funding for projects that support this vision. CZM is currently requesting proposals for recipients of its 2016 FY coastal grants for projects between October 1, 2015 and December 30, 2016 […]

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