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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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Muir kids raise money for bridge replacement

You don’t need to tell the Village of Muir residents to “quit slackin’ and make it happen.” They need a new bridge over the Twin Rivers for safety, convenience, and economic reasons, and nothing is stopping them from making it happen. The current bridge is over 100 years old, yet is a vital link to […]

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Funding a Stormwater Utility

The Grand Rapids Press ran an article recently about the City’s desire to fund its stormwater program: to create a serious new revenue stream to fund stormwater improvements. At the state level, the proposed HB 5673 promotes grants to communities who want to set up a stormwater utility, which is similar to water and sewer […]

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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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Pentwater Clean Water Plant Breaks Ground

On August 14, 2012, the Village of Pentwater held a groundbreaking for its new Clean Water Plant. The welcome and project history were given by Village President, Juanita Pierman.  Project descriptions were given by Village Manager, Jim Miller.  Prein&Newhof followed up with a thank-you to the Village, for allowing us to be a part of […]

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P&N’s Mark Prein named Assocation Director for MWEA

Congratulations to Mark Prein, PE, who has been named Association Director for the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) Board. MWEA was established in 1925 to bring together those who work in the water quality field, providing a forum for water environment topics that develops strategies, objectives, and goals to further the quality of Michigan’s water […]

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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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Lake Street in Whitehall to become Michigan’s first “green road”

Rain gardens, bioswales, and porous pavement will filter stormwater and reduce the amount that reaches White Lake during storms — reducing pollution and flooding. This summer, Whitehall will transform a ½-mile stretch of Lake Street into Michigan’s first “green road.” The street will be equipped with a state-of-the-art stormwater system to collect runoff from 60 […]

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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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