The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Michigan Areas of Concern Land Acquisition Grants program will be released January 6.
State, county, township, city, or village governments within watersheds that are associated with or within the State of Michigan’s Areas of Concern.
The NOAA Department of Commerce provides this money via the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
$800,000 anticipated to be available for the 2014 Fiscal Year.
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.
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