Resources

  • Water Fluoridation Grants Announced

    If you do not fluoridate your water, or if your fluoridation equipment needs replacement, you should look at this grant opportunity. Michigan’s 2013 Community Water Fluoridation Equipment Grant webinar is scheduled for November 28 from 2 to 3 p.m.   The webinar will discuss the benefits of fluoridation, identify strategies to complete the RFP, review […]

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  • Downtown Infrastructure Grants announced for Low to Moderate Income Communities

    The Michigan Economic Development Corporation will accept grant applications until December 21, 2012 for grants of up to $750,000 to low- to moderate income communities for downtown infrastructure improvements. Eligible projects include parking lots, streetscapes, sidewalks, sewer, water and storm pipelines among others. Qualifying communities and designated eligible areas are listed here. The grant application […]

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  • Dam Removal Grants Available

    MDNR has announced that $2.35 million in grants will be available to remove dams. Applications are due December 5, 2012. P&N has four successful dam removals and several dam removal studies to its credit. Here are some of them. If you are interested in pursuing one of these grants, contact Jim Hegarty.

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  • How to use ArcGIS Explorer as a data resource

    Sometimes it’s useful to be able to map data. That’s why we have Geographic Information Systems, a powerful relational database and information mapping program that takes some training to use and understand. Luckily for us, ArcGIS offers access maps and mapped data online, on an interface as easy-to-use as Google. ArcGIS Explorer  allows you to […]

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  • Low Impact Development

    Click below to view a snazzy introduction to Low Impact Development (LID) as it relates to stormwater management. As we’ve said before, stormwater management is an emerging issue in West Michigan as methods and technologies are changing. Stormwater Management Technologies for Low Impact Development on Prezi

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  • Michigan’s first pervious concrete intersection built in Ionia

    [youtube=http://youtu.be/BBJG4rJdnA4] When the City of Ionia re-built Lafayette Street, they replaced two existing asphalt intersections with pervious concrete pavement. This video shows the City’s Vactor Truck emptying 5,000 gallons of water directly on the intersection. The water flows through the pavement, collects in the specially-designed soil below it, and infiltrates and recharges the groundwater. Jason […]

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  • Grant Advisory from Jason Washler

    I met yesterday with three members of EPA Region 5 to review the Lake Street project in Whitehall, and I learned the following: Over half the projects that received money during the first round of funding were in EPA Areas of Concern (AOC).  80% of the projects that received money during the second round of […]

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  • Federal Highway Administration – Funding Help

    Here’s a site from the Federal Highway Administration that provides informational videos and resources to assist those working on FHWA projects, specifically local public agency projects.

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  • $14,000,000 in S2 wastewater engineering grants still available

    MDEQ’s S2 wastewater engineering grant program still has $14,000,000 to give away. If you are planning a wastewater project in the next three years, you should look at this grant, which pays 90% of a wastewater project’s design costs up to $1,000,000. Several Prein&Newhof clients now are building projects designed using S2 Grants. For more […]

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  • Get Recreation Plans ready for 2014 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants

    All Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) grant applications require an approved Recreation Plan. The next MNRTF grant application deadline is April 1, 2013, with your Recreation Plans due March 1, 2013. MNRTF grants up to $300,000 for park development projects with a 25% local match requirement. MNRTF also helps applicants acquire park land with […]

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