Dam Management Grant Program (DMGP)

image of a failing damn prior to being removedThe purpose of the DMGP is to provide funding and technical assistance to local and state units of government, non-profit groups and individuals to manage dam removal, repair and major maintenance projects that will enhance aquatic resources and fishing opportunities along with reducing infrastructure costs and improving public safety in Michigan.

 

CRITERIA:

1) Removal of dams that have no economic purpose resulting in the enhancement of aquatic environments and the reduction of long-term infrastructure costs, or 2) Repair/major maintenance of dams which have an economic purpose that are an imminent public safety issue and are deemed of unsatisfactory condition by the DEQ Dam Safety Program or are under DEQ order.

 

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:

Any local, state, federal, or tribal units of government, non-profit groups, or individuals.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submittal of a grant application on MiRecGrants

Evaluation by DNR staff

Evaluation by Fisheries Division Management Team

Final approval of grant awards by the DNR Director

 

DEADLINES:

Applications are accepted on an annual basis and are typically due in November of each year.

 

DOLLAR AMOUNT AVAILABLE:

There is no minimum grant request amount and the maximum grant request amount is the amount of funds appropriated in a given fiscal year.

 

SOURCE OF FUNDS:

State of Michigan General Fund

 

AUTHORITY:

Part 5 of Act 451, P.A. 1994, as amended

 

CONTACT:

Grants Management/Chip Kosloski 517-284-5965, kosloskic3@michigan.gov