Grants

  • MNRTF Grants Shrinking

    The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) has a bank account that totals about $500 million. It plans to operate like a foundation does from now on. To protect their fund’s corpus, MNRTF plans to use only the earnings on the $500 million to fund future development and acquisition projects. This means annual distributions of […]

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  • SAW Grant Applications Delivered

    We made it! With a sigh of relief, P&N delivered a box full of SAW Grant Applications today in Lansing.  A special thanks to the clients that entrusted this critical application process to us. We wish everyone the best!

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  • Coastal land conservation projects – RFP Released for Funding

    The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP). The deadline is Oct. 11, 2013. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) anticipates approximately $3,000,000 may be available through CELCP appropriations and approximately $800,000 through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative administered […]

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  • Building America with foreign profits?

    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 […]

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  • Money for Dam Removals, Bridge Replacements

    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, […]

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  • MEDC plans to offer downtown infrastructure grants again in 2013

    If you’re looking to improve your downtown’s infrastructure, and you are a qualifying low– to moderate–income community (see list), you are eligible to apply for a Downtown Infrastructure Grant (DIG). Parking lots, curbs, street improvements, sewers and water system projects all qualify. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) expects to make applications available soon. Generally, there […]

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  • September SAW Grant Seminars

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Voluntary Conservation Programs

    P&N would like to pass along grant information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Our clients have used the Fish passage Grants to replace outdated bridges and culverts. USFWS Voluntary Conservation Programs

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  • Up To $9.5 Million Available From EPA for 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Projects

    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals from states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects that restore and protect the Great Lakes.  Up to $9.5 million will be available and grants will be awarded on a competitive basis […]

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