Michigan Areas of Concern Land Acquisition Grants

What:
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Michigan Areas of Concern Land Acquisition Grants program will be released January 6.

For whom:
State, county, township, city, or village governments within watersheds that are associated with or within the State of Michigan’s Areas of Concern.

From whom:
The NOAA Department of Commerce provides this money via the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

How Much:
$800,000 anticipated to be available for the 2014 Fiscal Year.

For example:
The City of Whitehall creatively used GLRI money to fund its Lake Street, which is in an Area of Concern, because the project improved and reduced stormwater runoff.

How:
See the Request for Proposals here: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/AOC_2014_RFP_441625_7.pdf

More info on the Areas of Concern program here: http://michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3313_3677_15430—,00.html

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