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  • Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant Program VERY Popular!

    Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant Program VERY Popular!

    December 26, 2013

    The numbers are in: 673 SAW applicants requested $541,000,000 on December 2, 2013. $97,000,000 is available in 2014, while the SAW Program has an additional $350,000,000 to distribute over the next several years. MDEQ’s lottery will determine which applications will be successful. Roughly 5 out of 6 applications will be funded…eventually. MDEQ has 60 days […]

  • September SAW Grant Seminars

    September SAW Grant Seminars

    August 9, 2013

    As part of our commitment to helping our clients win SAW grants for their asset management plans, we’d like to share this learning opportunity with you. You can now register for MDEQ’s September seminars on the SAW program at these locations: September 19: Roscommon September 24: Marquette September 26: Grand Rapids Seminars will run from […]

  • $3.1 Million in Water Quality Improvement Grants Available from the MDEQ

    $3.1 Million in Water Quality Improvement Grants Available from the MDEQ

    August 1, 2013

    Governmental units, nonprofit organizations, and universities may apply for funding for projects that restore and protect Michigan’s wetlands, lakes, and streams. Clean Michigan Initiative Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – $1 Million (25% local match) available to fund best management practices in critical areas of MDEQ-approved watershed management plans. Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 […]

  • New Service: Asset Management

    New Service: Asset Management

    July 12, 2013

    We’ve been talking about Asset Management lately, especially in connection to the MDEQ’s Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant Program. This is a great way to get money to jump start your stormwater and wastewater projects. We’d love to help you apply for this funding. An important part of preparing the work plan for […]

  • MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

    MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

    May 2, 2013

    The MDEQ has released the The Wellhead Protection Grant Program application for 2014. These grants require a 50% local match and assist communities in developing and implementing wellhead protection plans in order to protect public water supply systems from groundwater contamination. To win this grant, you will need: 50% local match through local funds, A  […]

  • Asset Management: Getting the most from your infrastructure

    Asset Management: Getting the most from your infrastructure

    April 11, 2013

    By James R. Hegarty, P.E., Barbara Marczak, P.E., and Brian Vilmont, P.E. Our infrastructure provides the foundation on which our communities are built: the roads that enable our transportation, the watermains that provide our drinking water, the sewers and treatment plants that put clean water back into our environment, and the buildings upon which our […]

  • Grant Projects – Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program

    Grant Projects – Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program

    January 8, 2013

    The Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program (MCZMP) within the Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for grant projects that will start January 1, 2014.  Projects should protect the Great Lakes coastal resources by fostering environmentally-friendly development of economically and socially vibrant coastal communities. Download the […]

  • $654 million wastewater, stormwater funding bills signed into law

    $654 million wastewater, stormwater funding bills signed into law

    January 7, 2013

    New State of Michigan grants available for asset management programs, planning Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed HB 5673 and SBs 1155 through 1158 into law late last week, authorizing an investment of $654,000,000 in grants and loans for wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. MDEQ’s Revolving Loan Section will manage the funds and develop the application process, […]

  • Volunteer river, stream and creek cleanup grants available

    Volunteer river, stream and creek cleanup grants available

    December 19, 2012

    Source: MDEQ The DEQ and Great Lakes Commission today announced $25,000 in small grants available to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream and Creek Cleanup Program supports grants to local units of government to help clean up Michigan waterways. Local units of government may partner with […]

  • MDEQ to give $4,000,000 in grants for water quality improvements

    MDEQ to give $4,000,000 in grants for water quality improvements

    August 7, 2012

    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 […]