Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Program Highlights

  • UPDATE:  The fourth round of SAW grants have been awarded.  For fiscal year 2017, $97 million is available for SAW award.  The link includes a list of successful SAW applicants, in funding order, per the lottery process.  As additional funding becomes available, projects will be funding in the order as listed.  SAW Funding
  • Per Section 603 of Public Act 84 of 2015, there is a new grant condition for SAW Asset Management Plan (AMP) recipients.  All SAW AMP grant recipients will need to submit a summary of the AMP, which includes identifying major assets of the plan, AND make a copy of the AMP available to the public for at least 15 years.  The summary of the AMP must be submitted with the Wastewater or Stormwater AMP Certification of Project Completeness once the grant activities are completed.  This new grant condition only applies if you accept the SAW grant.  If you wish to decline your SAW AMP grant, please contact your project manager.  Please refer to this memo for additional information.
  • Section 603 Report:  As of September 30, 2016, no AMPs have been completed using SAW grant funds.
  • As of March 21, 2014, no new SAW grant or loan applications will be accepted as the amount of approved applications exceed the $450M available in the SAW program.
  • 673 applications totaling $541M were received on December 2, 2013.  Any applications received after December 2 will not be reviewed until all previously received applications have been reviewed and follow-up contact made if necessary. 
  • New legislation establishing grants for asset management plan development, stormwater plan development, sewage collection and treatment plan development, and state-funded loans to construct projects identified in the asset management plans.
  • Grants have $2M cap per community.  First million has 10-percent local match; second million has 25-percent local match.  The local match is not eligible for loan assistance.
  • Communities that are considered disadvantaged by the DEQ, in receivership, operating under an emergency manager, or operating under a consent agreement under the Local Government Fiscal Responsibility Act can receive a 100-percent grant with no local match required.  Additionally, these communities can expend up to $500,000 in grant funds for the construction of projects identified in an asset management plan.
  • Grant recipient must proceed with a project for which grant funding is provided within 3 years of grant award or face repayment of the grant plus interest.  For the asset management grant, this means significant progress as determined by the DEQ toward achieving the funding structure to implement the asset management program.

    List of SAW Applications Received

    SAW Grant Funding Distribution by County
         SAW Grant Funding Total 10-12-16
         SAW AMP Grants Awarded 6-03-15
         SAW Grant Applications
         SAW Grant Funding Round 1    
         SAW Grant Funding Round 2    
         SAW Grant Funding Round 3
        SAW Grant Funding Round 4

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