Resources

  • USDA-RD funding options available for water projects

    The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development has several programs to assist businesses and municipalities with infrastructure issues in rural areas. The USDA–RD Michigan office recently announced that they have additional appropriation from the federal office for its Water and Waste Disposal Grant and Low Interest Loan Program. This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking […]

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  • MDNR offering $3.6M in grants to fight Invasive Species

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is now accepting proposals for projects that will help prevent and control invasive species. Through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP), $3.6 million is expected to be available to applicants in 2018. The program is part of a statewide initiative to prevent and control species that can cause […]

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  • State of MI offering rebates for LED lighting

    To encourage energy waste reduction, the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) is offering rebates for conversion to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). There are two programs with money available for distribution: 2018 LED Streetlight Rebate Program 2018 LED Buildings (Public & Nonprofit) Interior and Exterior Lighting Rebate Program MAE will match utility rebates up to 25 % […]

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  • Applications for MDNR Recreation Grants Due April 1

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced increased funding limits for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and for the Recreation Passport (RP) Grants for 2018. The LWCF maximum grant is $300,000, up from $150,000 last year, and the RP maximum grant is $150,000 increased from $75,000. Eligible projects include: Acquisition of property for recreation Development […]

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  • SOGL Grants Available for Environmental Restoration

    Sustain Our Great Lakes is offering up to $5.4 million for projects in the Great Lakes basin in 2018. Grant funding will be awarded in four categories: Stream and Riparian Habitat Coastal Wetlands Green Stormwater Infrastructure Special Initiative: Technical Assistance for Michigan Landowners Important Information: Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal […]

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  • Great Lakes Fishery Trust offers $500,000 in Grants

    The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) announced this month that it has $500,000 available for grants to remove dams, improve Great Lakes wetlands, and perform stream crossing inventories. The application deadline is February 23, 2018. For more information about this opportunity, contact Jim Hegarty, PE or read more here.

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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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  • Great Lakes Fishery Trust accepting proposals for Habitat Protection & Restoration

    The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting proposals for the Habitat Protection and Restoration grant program. There is up to $500,000 available  for 2017. This Request For Proposals (RFP) is for: Protection, enhancement, and/or restoration of valuable Great Lakes fisheries habitat that supports the rehabilitation of lake trout, lake sturgeon, or other important Great Lakes […]

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  • Federal Loan Options Available for Water Infrastructure Projects

    Do you need to borrow $20 million or more for a drinking water, wastewater, or water supply project? You may be eligible to receive credit assistance for your next project through the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. WIFIA is expected to help support approximately $2 billion in total infrastructure investment. Resources […]

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  • Senator MacGregor, Representative Afendoulis meet with P&N Asset Management team

    State of Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor (pictured right) and State Representative Chris Afendoulis (pictured middle) met with key Prein&Newhof engineers and GIS professionals for 90 minutes on Monday, January 16 to review how West Michigan communities are investing their SAW (Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater) grants. MDEQ’s $450 million SAW asset management planning grant program just awarded its fourth round of […]

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