Water

  • Massive Dam Funding Program Proposed in Senate Bill

    Massive Dam Funding Program Proposed in Senate Bill

    August 3, 2016

    By James R. Hegarty, PE Senate Bill 2848: The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 was introduced by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) in June 2016, and is awaiting passage by the Senate. This is the most significant dam funding proposal in my memory. If the amendment passes, it will provide up to $60 million annually […]

  • Great Lakes Fishery Trust Accepting Grant Proposals

    Great Lakes Fishery Trust Accepting Grant Proposals

    December 7, 2015

    The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is accepting applications for its “Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations” program and for its “Great Lakes Stewardship” program. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 19, 2016 and you must apply online via the GLFT website. Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations Grants fund projects that manage or respond to changes in the fishery and ecosystem, combat invasive […]

  • AWWA-MI’s New Chair: Barbara Marczak, PE

    AWWA-MI’s New Chair: Barbara Marczak, PE

    October 22, 2015

    Barbara Marczak, PE began her term as Chair of the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association at its annual conference in September. Barbara has been an active member of AWWA-MI for years, serving on the Board of Trustees 2010–2013, as an officer since 2013, and as chair of the Membership Committee from 2001 through 2013. In her new role, […]

  • MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

    MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

    June 10, 2015

    The MDEQ has released the The Wellhead Protection Grant Program application for 2016. 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  […]

  • Michigan Blue Economy – We’re Powered by Water

    Michigan Blue Economy – We’re Powered by Water

    April 15, 2015

    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 […]

  • Grants available to help communities plan water, sewer projects

    Grants available to help communities plan water, sewer projects

    October 30, 2014

    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 […]

  • Michigan Clean Water Corps Program Grant Available

    Michigan Clean Water Corps Program Grant Available

    March 3, 2014

    What: A new one-time grant opportunity under the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) Program to support a single Road/Stream Crossing Inventory Pilot Program, which enables volunteers to assess the condition of road/stream crossings throughout a target watershed. The data will be publicly available to various agencies as a screening tool, and MiCorps will provide training […]

  • Funding Restored to Two Great Lakes Programs

    Funding Restored to Two Great Lakes Programs

    January 20, 2014

    Congress released its 2014 spending bill last week, providing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative with $300 million and the Clean Water State revolving fund with $1.44 billion, up from $285 million and $1.37 billion in 2013. “The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative supports efforts to clean up toxic pollution, restore fish and wildlife habitat, fight invasive […]

  • Building America with foreign profits?

    Building America with foreign profits?

    August 27, 2013

    By Jim Hegarty, PE I’m always on the lookout for ways to help our clients secure financing for their projects, and the other day I saw an interesting proposal put forth by 39 Congressmen to create the American Infrastructure Fund (AIF). The fund would provide low-cost financing or loan guarantees to construct, maintain, improve, or […]

  • Money for Dam Removals, Bridge Replacements

    Money for Dam Removals, Bridge Replacements

    August 27, 2013

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) has money available to help remove dams or replace inadequate culverts and bridges. The submission deadline is October 4, 2013. If you have a project that you believe would qualify, we would be happy to help you. Contact P&N project funding specialist Jim Hegarty, […]