Resources

  • Free White Paper: Surveys for Property Owners

    If you own property, someone likely has told you that you need a survey. Did you know there are different types of surveys? Download this free white paper to learn more about surveys, what the terms surveyors use actually mean, and answers to many frequently asked questions. Download the white paper here.

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  • Grant Projects – Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program

    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 […]

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

    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, […]

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  • DDAs and Economic Development

    Not everyone is aware of downtown development authorities (DDA), or why they are important. Many cities have one, and Michigan has 35 of them. Prein&Newhof often works with DDAs on projects related to streetscapes and downtown infrastructure. Downtown is considered the heart of the city. It is an expanse of a few streets that are […]

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  • Volunteer river, stream and creek cleanup grants available

    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 […]

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  • Community tree planting grant applications now available

    The Department of Natural Resources and the DTE Energy Foundation announced today that applications for the 2013 DTE Energy Foundation Tree Planting grant program are now available. Eligible applicants include local units of government, nonprofit organizations, tribes and schools that: Are located within the service territory of DTE Energy’s utility subsidiaries Detroit Edison and MichCon; […]

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  • Safe and Free Disposal: Mercury

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the EPA are offering free disposal of mercury-containing equipment through September 30, 2013. The Michigan.gov website has more information and drop-off locations by county. Mercury-containing equipment from municipal power plants and hospitals are not accepted. Mercury can be found in the following types of equipment: Air handling unit […]

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  • Permeable Pavers Video

    P&N’s Lake Street reconstruction project in Whitehall is Michigan’s first “green” road. One of the green technologies employed there is the use of brick permeable pavers in parking areas to collect sheet runoff from the road during rainstorms. This video shows how water infiltrates through the cracks between paver bricks into the stone below the […]

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  • Coastal Grants Available from US Fish & Wildlife Service

    The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides technical and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program is not a conventional grants program–it does not solicit projects through a request for proposals. Instead, projects are developed strategically, […]

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  • Wastewater, Stormwater Planning Grants up to $2,000,000 Brewing in State Legislature

    P&N is closely tracking HB 5673-5676 and SB 1155-1158, which we expect Governor Snyder to sign before 2012 ends. We participated in the committee that developed this concept, and we are in close contact with Legislators and regulators as the bills move through the adoption process. Grants up to $1,000,000 with 10% match, and $2,000,000 […]

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