Grant Advisory from Jason Washler

September 13, 2012

I met yesterday with 3 members of EPA Region 5 to review the Lake Street project in Whitehall, and I learned the following:

  1. 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 funding were NOT in EPA Areas of Concern.
  2. For projects to be considered for funding there must be a 9-Element Watershed Plan in place.  See a list of those currently in place.
  3. The EPA is pretty confident that when the GLRI sunsets in 2014 it will be renewed.

What does this mean for you?
Grant money is available to do watershed improvements. Lake Street in Whitehall is a good example of what can be done with this money. Developing a winning grant application will not be easy. I recommend starting early and having someone do the writing that speaks EPA’s language (or at least ask them to help you improve it).

See this link for a copy of the 2012 request for applications and the focus areas for 2012.  Focus Area 3 would be the appropriate category for stormwater BMP’s.


Recent

View More

Walker Pedestrian Tunnel at M-45 wins ITE Award

Congratulations to the City of Walker and our P&N project team on the success of the Fred Meijer Standale Trail Pedestrian Tunnel at M–45 project. The project won the 2017 Transportation Achievement Award from the Michigan Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). This award recognizes excellence in the advancement of transportation to meet human needs. The […]

Learn More >

Prein&Newhof chosen for PSMJ 2017 Circle of Excellence

Prein&Newhof is pleased to announce that PSMJ Resources, Inc. selected our company as a 2017 Circle of Excellence member. This is our fourth consecutive year receiving this recognition. PSMJ Resources, Inc. is a leading management consulting firm for the architecture and engineering industries. Each year it conducts a financial performance benchmark survey of firms, recognizing the top […]

Learn More >

Peacy and Williams earn PE Licenses

Prein&Newhof is proud to announce that Alyson (Flood) Peacy and Nathan Williams recently earned their Professional Engineer (PE) licenses in the state of Michigan. Peacy passed the PE Environmental exam. Williams passed the PE Civil exam. To earn the PE license in the state of Michigan, individuals must earn a four–year college degree, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering […]

Learn More >

Cadillac City Manager wins prestigious MML Award

The Michigan Municipal League (MML) presented Cadillac’s City Manager Marcus Peccia with its Community Builder Award at the MML Spring meeting in Lansing. Peccia was honored for his leadership in developing Cadillac Commons, an innovative placemaking project in downtown Cadillac. Cadillac Commons includes the Rotary Pavilion, The Plaza, City Park, and soon will be home to a Farmer’s […]

Learn More >