Great Lakes Fishery Trust Proposals Due in March; Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Applications Due April 1

February 2, 2016

2016 Applications Now Open for MNRTF, LWCF & RPGP

The application period for the 2016 grant cycle is now open for the following programs:

  • Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF)
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
  • Recreation Passport Grant Program (RPGP)

Grant Application due date for these programs is April 1, 2016 at 11:59pm (midnight).

Applying involves logging into the MiRecGrants online system. Contact Jim Hegarty for more information!

Great Lakes Fishery Trust Proposals

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is accepting proposals for its “Habitat Protection and Restoration” program. The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 8, 2016  and you must apply online via the GLFT website.

These grants cover many different projects, such as wetlands restoration, easement acquisition, and dam removal. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the GLFT website at

The City of Big Rapids’ Riverwalk, a trail connecting downtown Big Rapids with Northend Riverside Park that provides fishing access to the Muskegon River, received funding from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. To see other projects that have received funding from GLFT, visit

trail boardwalk and bridge


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State of Michigan offering $100,000 Sewer, Water, and Road Grants

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is offering grants up to $100,000 to help qualifying rural communities fund local sewer, water, and road projects. The application deadline is January 16, 2018. Last year’s recipient projects include: City of Munising, M–28 to Foster Street Project, $150,000 Houghton County, Houghton County Airpark Sewer System, […]

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City of Montague Takes Action to Save Local Road

As Dowling Street leaves downtown Montague, it climbs a steep hill. The hill’s foundation is mostly sand, and an old retaining wall and vegetation rooted on its side slope kept it from sliding away. Over the last several years, the hill’s side slope eroded and slumped, threatening to take the sidewalk and part of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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