Aquatic Habitat Grant Program

  • The purpose of the Aquatic Habitat Grant Program is to improve desirable fish and other aquatic organism populations by protecting intact and rehabilitating degraded aquatic habitat.

    CRITERIA:
    Projects that focus on affecting key processes, as opposed to treating symptoms, will be given priority. Key processes include hydrology, connectivity, material recruitment and movement, geomorphology, and water quality.

    APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:
    Any local, state, federal, or tribal units of government, or non-profit groups.

    APPLICATION PROCESS:
    Submittal of a pre-proposal

    Evaluation by DNR staff

    Submittal of a full grant application (invitation based)

    Evaluation by DNR staff

    Evaluation by Fisheries Division Management Team

    Final approval of grant awards by the DNR Director

    DEADLINES:
    Pre-proposals are accepted on an annual basis and are typically due in late August of each year. Invitations to submit full proposals are sent out in late September and full proposals are due in November.

    DOLLAR AMOUNT AVAILABLE:
    The minimum grant request amount is $25,000 and the maximum grant request amount is the amount of funds appropriated in a given fiscal year.

    SOURCE OF FUNDS:
    Game and Fish Protection Fund

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

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

  • Schedule for Aquatic Habitat Grant Program
  • Program Contact Information