May/June 2001

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Abandoned Well Management Grants 1

Air Pollution Grants to Locals 3

Aquatic Nuisance Species, Information and Education Small Grants Program            5

Beach Monitoring Grants - Coastal Great Lakes Beaches            7

Beach Monitoring Grants - Inland Lakes            9

Brownfield Redevelopment Grants and Loans            11

        Brownfield Redevelopment Grant        11

        Brownfield Redevelopment Loans        13

        Revitalization Redevelopment Loans        15

        Site Assessment Fund Grants        17

        Site Reclamation Program Grants....... 19

Coastal Zone Management Grants 21

        Great Lakes Coastal Restoration Grants        23

Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program... 25

Drinking Water Revolving Fund   27

Environmental Education Curriculum Grants 29

Emerging Issues - Water Quality Monitoring            31

Failing On-Site Septic Systems            33

High Quality Waters            35

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Initiative Grants 37

Illicit Connections Grants 39

Lighthouse Grants....... 41

Local Water Quality Monitoring Grants....... 43

Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund.......... 45

Municipal Landfill Cost-Share Grant Program... 47

Noncommunity Water Supply Program Grant......... 49

Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Clean Michigan Initiative.... 51

Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Federal Clean Water Act Section 319............ 53

Pollution Prevention Research Grant Program... 55

Radon Grants      57

Regional Pollution Prevention Grant Program... 59

Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans......... 61

RETAP Technology Demonstration Grant Program... 63

Scrap Tire Market Development Grants....... 65

Scrap Tire End-User Grants....... 67

Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants....... 69

Small Business Pollution Prevention Revolving Loans........ 71

State Revolving Fund.......... 74

Strategic Water Quality Initiatives Fund.......... 76

Targeted Watershed Grants Program... 78

Voluntary Storm Water Permits..... 80

Volunteer Monitoring Grants....... 82

Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Grants....... 84

Waterfront Redevelopment Grants. 86

Wellhead Protection Program Grants....... 88

 


Abandoned Well Management Grants

 

Purpose:

This grant provides funding to communities, townships, and nonprofit organizations to locate and plug abandoned wells inside community public water supply wellhead protection areas (WHPA).  Click here to view a Fact Sheet.

 

Goals of the Program:

To prevent the contamination of drinking water aquifers through old, deteriorated, abandoned well casings, to educate the public concerning the hazards associated with abandoned wells, and to protect the health of the public.  Click here for information about plugging abandoned wells.

 

Criteria:

Funding is provided to successful applicants for development and implementation of AWM Grant projects. Project activity requirements include:

·         Location of abandoned wells.

·         Plugging of abandoned wells.

·         Provision of 25% local match.

·         Completion of grant eligible public education activities as specified in the administrative rules.

·         Quarterly progress report submission

 

Eligibility:

Projects must be affiliated with a community public water supply that uses groundwater as its source and must have an approved WHPA.  Applicants may be a community, township, or a non profit organization.

 

The Water Division (WD) has established and maintains a list of AWM Grant-eligible communities that have either delineated their WHPA or have had their WHPA designated as a result of tritium testing.  Each time that a new round of funding and its associated request for proposals (RFP) is authorized, DEQ sends an interest inquiry letter to each community on the grant-eligible list.  Click here to review the list of eligible communities.

 

Application Process:

The DEQ provides a Grant Preparation Guideline and application forms to communities that return a letter of interest after being notified of their eligibility. Proposals typically must be submitted within 60 days of the date the RFP is issued.  Proposals are reviewed by the WD and are assigned priority points based upon geologic conditions within their WHPA and public health risk factors.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

The WD prepares a recommended grants package for the DEQ Director based upon the priority raking of each proposal. 

 

Deadlines:

Application deadlines for each round of funding are designated in the AWM Grant Proposal Guidebook. AWM project contracts generally encompass a two year period.

 

 

 

 

Timelines:

When a request for proposals is issued, a submittal due date is assigned, typically 60 days in length.  Once an award is announced, a contract establishes reporting requirements and completion deadlines.   

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

$3.6 million dollars has been appropriated for the AWM Grant Program.  Each round of funding has encumbered approximately $1 million dollars in funding.

 

Required Match:

These grants require a minimum 25% local match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Water Fund within the Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI).

 

Authority:

Part 196, Section 19607 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451 as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact(s):

Water Division, Ground Water Supply Section, Well Construction Unit, James McEwan, 517-241-1413.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Availability of funding and demonstration of need will determine the future of the AWM Grant Program.

 

Related Grants:

Abandoned well management projects are conducted inside approved WHPAs.  The WD also administers the Wellhead Protection Grants Program which provides 50% federal cost share funding to communities to delineate (establish) their  approved WHPAs.  

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

Round 1- (36) AWM Grants, $1 million

Round 2 Awards:

 

City of Bangor …………………$120,250

 

Charter Township of Oxford ………..$120,250

City of Battle Creek ……………$259,500

 

Rudyard Township …………………..$  45,000

Village of Beulah ………………$   45,000

 

City of Saline …………………………$  34,250

City of Hastings ………………..$   45,000

 

Waterford Township …………………$292,250

Village of Kalkaska …………….$  95,000

 

City of Watervliet ……………………..$  48,000

Kinross Township ……………...$    5,285

 

 

 

Request for Proposals:

Coming soon:  CMI-AWM Grant RFP Announcement Letter.

Coming soon:  CMI AWM Grant Proposal Preparation Guidelines.

Coming soon:  CMI AWM Grant Application Forms.


Air Pollution Grants to Locals

 

Purpose:

A contract with a local unit of government to assist in air monitoring, complaint response, and lab analysis activities.

 

Goals of the Program:

Assist the Air Quality Division (AQD), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in maintaining ambient air quality standards for the state of Michigan.

 

Eligibility:

Open to the local units of government with an existing air monitoring program and lab program.

 

Criteria:

To be negotiated with local units of government.

 

Application Process:

Existing grant work plans are negotiated with the participating local unit of government. Upon agreement between the local unit and the AQD, the work plan is finalized and signed by both parties. New grant applications would require proposals submitted and accepted within the budget process to receive available funding in future fiscal years.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

None.

 

Deadlines:

Final application documents, including work plans, should be received by October 1 of each year.

 

Timelines:

It takes a minimum of three months to obtain a fully executed contract.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

FY2004 appropriation is $83,700.

 

Required Match:

The local unit has some match requirements.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan General Fund – General Purpose.

 

Authority:

Legislative appropriation of DEQ budget.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

AQD/Marion Hart, 517-335-6982.

 

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

The amount available is subject to budget restrictions.

 

Related Grants:  

None.

 

Recent Award:

City of Grand Rapids.

 

Request for Proposals:

None.  

 


Aquatic Nuisance Species

Information and Education Small Grants Program

 

Purpose:

To provide a source of funding for local grass-root efforts to implement educational outreach activities to help raise awareness and encourage good aquatic nuisance species (ANS) preventative practices to ultimately prevent and control ANS introduction and spread in Michigan and Great Lakes waters.

 

Goals of the Program:

The goal of this grant program is to foster the implementation of Michigan's Aquatic Nuisance Species State Management plan as updated in October 2002, particularly recommendations on information and education, by providing financial assistance to local initiatives to prevent and control ANS in Michigan waters.

 

Eligibility:

The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) non-governmental organization, a citizens group that is not a 501(c)(3) but has a sponsoring 501(c)(3) organization, a school, an indigenous tribal entity, or a local unit of government. The project must occur within the state of Michigan.

 

Criteria:

·         Advance understanding of ANS prevention;

·         Build partnerships or promote creative collaborations;

·         Have the potential to leverage financial, volunteer or in-kind resources;

·         Provide long-term benefits to aquatic habitats and the local community;

·         Have the potential to be replicated by grassroots efforts in other communities.

 

Application Process:

Application is made via a Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP document is distributed in late winter of each year based on funding availability. The previous two years of the program have been administered by Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council as part of the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat and Network Fund Program.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Grant applications are selected for funding by staff and peer reviewers based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines will be included in each request for proposals. 

 

Timelines:

When an RFP is made available for a future round, applications shall be submitted within 45 days of RFP distribution. Applicants can expect to receive notification in approximately 30 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

 

Dollar Amount Available (Min or Max):

Approximately $20,000 has been made available for each round of funding.  Applications are requested to range between $500 - $2,500.

 

Required Match:

None.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Authority:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 661 and 31 U.S.C. 6304).

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact(s):

Executive Division, Office of the Great Lakes/ Emily Finnell, 517-335-4056.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Program will change to Aquatic Invasive Species Information and Education Small Grants Program in fiscal year 2005.

 

Related Grants: 

None.

 

Recent Awards List or Example Project:

Most recent list of ANS small grants.

 

Request for Proposals: 

ANS Information and Small Grants Program RFP.

 


Beach Monitoring Grants – Coastal Great Lakes Beaches

 

Purpose:

To provide funding for more effective monitoring of public beaches located along the Great Lakes.

 

Goals of the Program:

To determine levels of bacteria at public beaches located along the Great Lakes and evaluate the effectiveness of state programs in preventing bacterial contamination of surface waters.

 

Eligibility:

Local county health departments, universities, and nonprofit organizations.

 

Criteria:

·         The location and frequency of beach use.

·         The history of beach monitoring.

·         The history of bacterial contamination.

·         Access to lab facilities to analyze samples promptly.

·         Ability to communicate results to the public in an efficient manner.

·         Ability to respond and take appropriate action in an event of beach contamination.

·         The proximity of beach to known contamination source.

·         The innovativeness and feasibility of proposed project.

·         Ability to reduce time delay between sampling and results.

 

Application Process:

·         Grant Application Packages are distributed.

·         Applications are reviewed and projects selected.

·         Applicants are notified.

·        Contracts are awarded upon receipt of an acceptable work plan, budget, and quality assurance plan.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the department based on program priorities, criteria, and eligibility.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines may vary from year to year based on funding priorities. Applicants will usually have 60 days to prepare and submit a grant application. Grant awards will be announced following department review. The department reserves 90 days for the review process.

 

Timelines:

In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min. or Max):

$244,000 in Beach Act funds will be available in Fiscal Year 2004. Individual grants of up to $25,000 are anticipated.

 

Required Match:

None.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Section 406(b) Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act funds.

 

Authority:

Section 8808 of 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Water Division/Shannon Briggs, 517-335-1214, briggssl@Michigan.gov.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Dollar amounts available are subject to change on an annual basis.

 

Related Grants:

Beach Monitoring Grants – Inland Lakes.

 

Recent Award List:

Click to view Press Release.

 

Request for Proposals:

Click to view Grant Application Package.


Beach Monitoring Grants - Inland Lakes

 

Purpose:

To provide funding for more effective monitoring of public bathing beaches.

 

Goals of the Program:

To determine levels of bacteria in select bathing beach waters of the state; evaluate the effectiveness of state programs in preventing bacterial contamination of surface waters; and develop methods that can differentiate sources of bacterial contamination.

 

Eligibility:

Local county health departments, universities, and nonprofit organizations.

 

Criteria:

·         The location and frequency of beach use.

·         The history of beach monitoring.

·         The history of bacterial contamination.

·         Access to lab facilities to analyze samples promptly.

·         Ability to communicate results to the public in an efficient manner.

·         Ability to respond and take appropriate action in an event of beach contamination.

·         The proximity of beach to known contamination source.

·         The availability of matching funds.

·         The innovativeness and feasibility of proposed project.

·         Ability to reduce time delay between sampling and results.

 

Application Process:

·         Grant Application Packages are distributed.

·         Applications are reviewed and projects selected.

·         Applicants are notified.

·         Contracts are awarded upon receipt of an acceptable work plan and budget.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the department based on program priorities, criteria, and eligibility.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines may vary from year to year based on funding priorities. Applicants will usually have 60 days to prepare and submit a grant application. Grant awards will be announced following department review. The department reserves 90 days for the review process.

 

Timelines:

In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

 

 

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min. or Max):

$100,000 in Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) bond funds will be available in Fiscal Year 2004. Individual grants of up to $25,000 are anticipated.

 

Required Match:

The grants require a minimum of 25 percent local match (can include in-kind services).

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan, CMI Bond Fund.

 

Authority:

Section 8808 of 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Water Division/Shannon Briggs, 517-335-1214.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Dollar amounts available are subject to change on an annual basis.

 

Related Grants:

Beach Monitoring Grants – Coastal Great Lakes Beaches.

 

Recent Award List:

Recent award list.

 

Request for Proposals:

March 2004 RFP.

 


Brownfield Redevelopment Grants and Loans

Brownfield Redevelopment Grants

 

Purpose:

Brownfield redevelopment grants provide funding to local units of government and other public bodies to investigate and remediate known sites of environmental contamination, which will be used for identified economic redevelopment projects.

 

Goals of the Program:

To ensure safe reuse of abandoned, vacant, or underutilized properties that are known to be contaminated, and to promote redevelopment of brownfields.

 

Criteria:

A proposed project must result in economic benefit for the community through job creation, private investment, and/or property tax increase. The property must meet the definition of a facility under Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. Grant recipients are required to sign a grant agreement prior to commencement of grant eligible work.

 

Eligibility:

Any county, city, village, township, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, or other authority or other public body created pursuant to state law may apply for a grant. Eligible activities include environmental investigations and assessments, interim response, and due care response activities necessary for the proposed development. Only one project may be awarded to an applicant during any fiscal year. A liable party may not profit from the expenditure of state funds nor be relieved of responsibility for environmental response activities.

 

Application Process:

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis. Evaluation criteria include level of economic development, applicant and owner liability, environmental benefit, and other factors.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Program staff should be contacted in advance of submitting an application to ensure project eligibility and funding availability. Prospective applicants are asked to submit a project summary based on a set of Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) guidelines. Applications are reviewed by the DEQ staff and noticed in the DEQ calendar before being submitted to the State Advisory Board and the DEQ Director for approval.

 

Deadlines:

None.

 

Timelines:

The review time from the date an application is received until a decision by the Director is made is usually four months.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

Maximum grant award is $1 million dollars per project.

 

Required Match:

No local match is required.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond Fund.

 

Authority:

Part 196 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/ Environmental Grants and Loans Unit, 517-373-9540.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

An appropriation request for an additional $15 Million is currently pending in the legislature.  A decision is expected by June, 2004.

 

Related Grants:

Other Brownfield grant and loan programs include Brownfield Loans, Waterfront Redevelopment Grants, Redevelopment Revolving Loans, Site Assessment Fund Grants, Site Reclamation Grants, and Municipal Landfill Cost-Share Grants.

 

Recent Awards/Example Projects:

Click here for a list of recently awarded Brownfield grants and loan projects.

 

Request for Proposals:

Click here for the Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Application Form.  

 

 


Brownfield Redevelopment Grants and Loans

Brownfield Redevelopment Loans

 

Purpose:

Brownfield redevelopment loans provide funding to local units of government and other public bodies to investigate and remediate known sites of environmental contamination, which will be used for identified economic redevelopment projects.

 

Goals of the Program:

To ensure safe reuse of abandoned, vacant, or underutilized properties that are known to be contaminated, and to promote redevelopment of brownfields.

 

Criteria:

A proposed project must have economic development potential. A municipality must pledge its full faith and credit to secure the loan. When the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is the applicant, the municipality under which the BRA was formed, must make this pledge. The Michigan Department of Treasury will approve the applicant’s ability to incur the debt.  Loans are offered at an interest rate of 50 percent of prime or approximately 2.25 percent, simple interest. There are no payments or interest due for the first five years after a loan is awarded. Annual payments begin in the fifth year of the loan. The full amount must be repaid within 15 years of the loan award. This arrangement provides an excellent opportunity for a community, or the BRA, to use tax incremental financing under the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, 1996 PA 381, as amended, to capture future taxes generated from the redevelopment of the property, to repay the loan. Often, through this approach, a community is able to capture additional tax dollars after having repaid their loan, to use for future brownfield redevelopment activities in their communities.

 

Eligibility:

Any county, city, village, township, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, or other authority or other public body created pursuant to state law may apply for a grant. Eligible activities include environmental investigations and assessments, interim response, and due care response activities necessary for the proposed development. Only one project may be awarded to an applicant during any fiscal year. A liable party may not profit from the expenditure of state funds nor be relieved of responsibility for environmental response activities.

 

Application Process:

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis. Evaluation criteria include level of economic development, applicant and owner liability, environmental benefit, and other factors.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Program staff should be contacted in advance of submitting an application to ensure project eligibility and funding availability. Prospective applicants are asked to submit a project summary based on a set of Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) guidelines. Applications are reviewed by the DEQ staff and noticed in the DEQ calendar before being submitted to the State Advisory Board and the DEQ Director for approval.

 

Deadlines:

None.

 

Timelines:

The review time from the date an application is received until a decision by the Director is made is usually four months.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

There is no minimum or maximum loan amount.

 

Required Match:

No local match is required.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond Fund.

 

Authority:

Part 196 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Grants and Loans Unit, 517-373-9540.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

An appropriation request of $15 Million to capitalize the loan fund is currently pending in the legislature.  A decision is expected by June, 2004.

 

Related Grants:

Other Brownfield grant and loan programs include Brownfield Grants, Lighthouse Grants, Municipal Landfill Cost-Share Grants, Revitalization Revolving Loans, Site Assessment Fund Grants, Site Reclamation Grants, and Waterfront Redevelopment Grants.

 

Recent Awards/Example Projects:

This is a new program created in December, 2003.  See examples in the Brownfield Grants and the Revitalization Loan programs for similar projects.

 

Request for Proposals:

Click here for the Brownfield Redevelopment Grant application form.

 

 

 

 


Brownfield Redevelopment Grants and Loans

Revitalization Revolving Loans

 

 

Purpose:

The Revitalization Revolving Loan (RRL) Program is designed to support local community efforts to redevelop brownfield properties by providing eligible entities with low-interest loans which may be used to evaluate contaminated or potentially contaminated properties, demolish dangerous or hazardous buildings that obstruct redevelopment, and to conduct interim response actions necessary to investigate a property or demolish a building.

 

Goals of the Program:

To promote the economic redevelopment and safe reuse of abandoned, vacant, or underutilized brownfield properties where contamination is known or believed to have occurred.

 

Criteria:

A proposed project must have economic development potential. A municipality must pledge its full faith and credit to secure the loan. When the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is the applicant, the municipality under which the BRA was formed, must make this pledge. The Michigan Department of Treasury will approve the applicant’s ability to incur the debt.  Loans are offered at an interest rate of 50 percent of prime or approximately 2.25 percent, simple interest. There are no payments or interest due for the first five years after a loan is awarded. Annual payments begin in the fifth year of the loan. The full amount must be repaid within 15 years of the loan award. This arrangement provides an excellent opportunity for a community, or the BRA, to use tax incremental financing under the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, 1996 PA 381, as amended, to capture future taxes generated from the redevelopment of the property, to repay the loan. Often, through this approach, a community is able to capture additional tax dollars after having repaid their loan, to use for future brownfield redevelopment activities in their communities.

 

Eligibility:

Any county, city, township, village, or BRA may apply for a loan. Eligible activities include environmental evaluations, demolition of hazardous or dangerous buildings, and interim response activities required to facilitate evaluation and demolition. The property at which a loan is used must be either a known site of environmental contamination, or believed to be contaminated, based on current or historic use. In other words, the property is a “facility” as defined in Part 201, Environmental Remediation, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Application Process:

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis.

 

Filing Fees:

None

 

Nominating Procedures:

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Program staff should be contacted in advance of submitting an application to ensure project eligibility and funding availability. Loan funds become available as previous loan obligations are repaid. The available funding will vary as payments are received for prior loans.

 

Deadlines:

None.

 

Timelines:

The review time is usually three months from the date an application is received until a decision is made by the DEQ.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max.):

There is no minimum or maximum loan amount.

 

Required Match:

Match is not a requirement of the RRL Program.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

The RRL Fund was originally capitalized with general funds and additional funds per PA 480 of 1996.

 

Authority:

Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 of PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, 517-373-9540.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

None.

 

Related Grants:

Other Brownfield grant and loan programs include Brownfield Grants, Brownfield Loans, Municipal Landfill Cost-Share Grants, Site Assessment Fund Grants, Site Reclamation Grants, and Waterfront Redevelopment Grants.

 

Recent Awards/Example Projects:

Click here for a list of recently awarded Brownfield grants and loan projects.

 

Request for Proposals:

Click here for the Brownfield Redevelopment Loan Application Form.

 


Brownfield Redevelopment Grants and Loans

Site Assessment Fund Grants

 

Purpose:

The Site Assessment Fund provides grants up to $1 million to eligible local units of government to assess the nature and extent of contamination at properties with economic development potential.

 

Goals of the Program:

To ensure safe reuse of abandoned, vacant, or underutilized properties that are known to be contaminated, and to promote redevelopment of brownfields.

 

Criteria:

The property must have economic development potential and result in both environmental and economic benefit. The funding request must be to conduct a Baseline Environmental Assessment, evaluate due care requirements, or remedial investigation, in compliance with Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, and proposed response activities will allow the applicant to market the property for sale to a new user. Funding will not be used to relieve a potentially responsible party of his/her obligation to remediate a site, nor will a potentially responsible party benefit from the expenditure of state funds.

 

Eligibility:

A list of eligible communities has been developed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Eligibility is based on population, population density, average age of existing housing within the community, unemployment rate, and other factors. Basically, the list includes all communities on the Core Community List plus the cities of Baldwin, Hancock, Houghton, Kingsford, Munising, Negaunee, Port Huron, Rogers City and St. Ignace.

 

Application Process:

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Program staff should be contacted in advance of submitting an application to ensure project eligibility and funding availability. Prospective applicants are asked to submit a project summary based on the DEQ’s guidelines. Applications are reviewed by the DEQ staff and noticed in the DEQ calendar before being submitted to the State Advisory Board and the DEQ Director for approval.

 

Deadlines:

None.

 

Timelines:

The review time from the date an application is received until an award is made by the Director is usually four months.

 

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

Maximum grant award is $1 million dollars per community.  More can be requested (up to $1 million) if significant economic benefit is demonstrated.

 

Required Match:

No local match is required.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Environmental Protection Bond Fund of 1988.

 

Authority:

Parts 195 and 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 of PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/ Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, 517-373-9540.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Remaining funds for this grant program are limited.

 

Related Grants:

Other Brownfield grant and loan programs include Brownfield Grants, Brownfield Loans, Lighthouse Grants, Municipal Landfill Cost-Share Grants, Site Reclamation Grants, and Waterfront Redevelopment Grants.

 

Recent Awards/Example Projects:

Click here for a list of recently awarded Brownfield grants and loan projects.

 

Request for Proposals:

Click here for the Brownfield Redevelopment Loan Application Form. 

 


Brownfield Redevelopment Grants and Loans

Site Reclamation Program Grants

 

Purpose:

Site Reclamation Program grants provide funding to local units of government to investigate and remediate known sites of environmental contamination, which will be used for identified economic redevelopment projects.

 

Goals of the Program:

To reuse abandoned, vacant, or underutilized properties that are know to be contaminated, and to promote environmental cleanups.

 

Criteria:

A proposed project must have an identified economic development project that will commence upon completion of response activities. The development must show economic benefit for the community through job creation, private investment, or property tax increase. The property must meet the definition of a facility per Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. Grant recipients are required to sign a grant agreement prior to commencement of grant eligible work.

 

Eligibility:

Any city, village, township, or county may apply for a grant. Eligible activities include limited environmental investigations and assessments, interim response, and remediation necessary for the proposed development. Only one project may be awarded to an applicant during any fiscal year. Any property which is receiving other state cleanup funds is not eligible. The grant may not benefit a liable party or relieve a liable party of responsibility for environmental response activities.

 

Application Process:

Eligible applicants are encouraged to send a project summary for review; project summary guidelines are available upon request. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reviews the summary for feasibility and advises the local unit regarding the submittal of a formal application. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Program staff should be contacted in advance of submitting an application to ensure project eligibility and funding availability. Prospective applicants are asked to submit a project summary based on the DEQ’s guidelines. Applications are reviewed by the DEQ staff and noticed in the DEQ calendar before being submitted to the State Advisory Board and the DEQ Director for approval.

 

Deadlines:

None.

 

Timelines:

The review time from the date an application is received until an award is made by the Director is usually four months.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

Maximum grant awards are $2,000,000 per project.

 

Required Match:

No local match is required.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Environmental Protection Bond Fund of 1988.

 

Authority:

Parts 195 and 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 of PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/ Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, 517-373-9540.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Remaining funds for this grant program are limited.

 

Related Grants:

Other Brownfield grant and loan programs include Brownfield Grants, Brownfield Loans, Municipal Landfill Cost-Share Grants, Site Assessment Fund Grants, and Waterfront Redevelopment Grants.

 

Recent Awards/Example Projects:

Click here for a list of recently awarded Brownfield grant and loan projects.

 

Request for Proposals:

Click here for the Brownfield Redevelopment Loan Application Form. 

 

 


Coastal Zone Management Grants

 

Purpose:

To assist coastal communities and other eligible applicants in meeting the goals and objectives identified in the federal Coastal Zone Management Act and Michigan’s Coastal Management Program. 

 

Goals of the Program:

To protect, manage and restore coastal communities and habitats; restore historic structures; revitalize urban waterfronts; and increase recreational opportunities along Michigan's Great Lakes coast.

 

Criteria:

·         Enhances or creates public access to Michigan’s coast.

·         Protects, manages and/or restores coastal resources, habitats and watersheds.

·         Revitalizes urban waterfronts

·         Preserves and restores historic and cultural coastal resources

·         Researches or provides education on Great Lakes and coastal issues

·         Reduces development in coastal hazard areas

·         Will assist communities in managing the cumulative and secondary impacts of coastal development.

·         Protects coastal water quality.

 

Eligibility:

·         Coastal units of government including cities, counties, villages and townships.

·         Area-wide agencies, including regional planning commissions and conservation districts.

·         Universities and school districts.

·         Nonprofit organizations (non-construction projects only).

·         Tribal governments.

 

Application Process:

Grant applications are sent out to eligible applicants every January.  Applicants can also download the application from the Internet or contact DEQ, Coastal Management Program staff. 

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Grant applications are reviewed by the DEQ based on the criteria above.  Site visits are conducted and projects are selected based on the funds available and how well they further CZM objectives.  Recommended proposals are submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for final approval.

 

Deadlines:

Application submittal deadline is April 1st. 

 

Timelines:

Site reviews are conducted in May and June and projects are typically selected for submittal to NOAA in July and August.  Funds become available the following January.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

Maximum grant amounts are $50,000.  There is no minimum grant requirement.

 

Required Match:

The match requirement is 1:1.  Local match can be in the form of cash, in-kind services and other grant funds from non-federal sources.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA.

 

Authority:

Federal Coastal Zone Management Act.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division, Coastal and Land Management Unit, Cathie Cunningham Ballard, 517-335-3456.

 

Related Grants:

Lighthouse Grants.

 

Recent Award List/Example Project:

See the CZM Web site, and click on FY2003/2004 Approved Coastal Management Grants.

 

Request for Proposals:

See the Coastal Management Program Grants & Application.  See the coastal boundary map  to determine if project is located within the coastal boundary.

 

 

 

 


Great Lakes Coastal Restoration Grants

 

Purpose:

To assist coastal communities and other eligible applicants to undertake coastal and water quality restoration projects in the Great Lakes region. 

 

Goals of the Program:

Restore and protect Great Lakes shore areas, wetlands, sand dunes, and the lower reaches of tributary rivers.  Acquire greenways, ecological corridors and buffers.  Address storm water runoff and other water quality issues.  

 

Criteria:

·         Projects that can demonstrate a high degree of impact on coastal resources will be given a higher priority. 

·         Qualifications of applicant or consultant, cost effectiveness, demonstrated need, measurable results, innovation and coordination, and public benefit.

·         For acquisition and restoration projects, the extent to which the area is a nationally or globally significant habitat, and contains threatened or endangered species. 

·         Ability to steward and manage the property for a minimum of twenty years and the extent to which the project addresses needs identified in a state‑recognized plan.

 

Eligibility:

·         Coastal units of government including cities, counties, villages and townships. 

·         Area-wide agencies, including regional planning commissions and conservation districts. 

·         Tribal governments.

 

Application Process:

Eligible applicants can contact DEQ, Coastal Management Program staff for grant applications.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Grant applications are reviewed by the DEQ based on the criteria above.  Site visits are conducted and recommended  proposals are submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for final approval.

 

Timelines:

Funds are available through September 2005.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

Maximum grant amounts are $300,000.  There is no minimum grant requirement.

 

Required Match:

The match requirement is 25% of total grant funds.  Local match can be in the form of cash, in-kind services and other grant funds from non-federal sources.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA.

 

Authority:

Federal Coastal Zone Management Act.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division, Coastal and Land Management Unit, Cathie Cunningham Ballard, 517-335-3456.

 

Related Grants:

Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund.

 

Recent Award List/Example Project:

See the CZM Web site.

 


Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program

 

Purpose:

To promote awareness of the release of mercury, lead, and other heavy metals from consumer electronics and mercury switch waste streams, and to create change through pollution prevention (P2).

 

Goals of the Program:

The goal of the Community P2 Program is to promote local P2 initiatives that foster partnerships and sustainability.

 

Eligibility:

Local units of government, including county, city, township, and regional planning agencies are eligible to receive funding.

 

Criteria:

The project activities must meet the definition of P2 under Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. The project must focus on achieving measurable reductions in waste, have a local or regional focus, and result in long-term improvements or protection of the environment.

 

Application Process:

Grant Request for Proposal is announced with a deadline for application.

 

Filing Fees:

None

 

Nominating Procedures:

Not applicable.  Grant applications are selected for funding by the Department of Environmental Quality based on program priorities, criteria, and eligibility.

 

Deadlines:

Will be determined once program review is completed.

 

Timelines:

Will be determined once program review is completed.

 

Dollar Amount Available (Min./Max.):   

A total of $250,000 in funding is available through the Michigan Community Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program.  Project costs must be a minimum of $20,000 with at least a 25 percent local match (i.e., $15,000 grant + $5,000 match).  Not more than $100,000 may be granted in any fiscal year to a single recipient. 

 

Required Match:

Organizations receiving grants are required to match state funds by at least 25 percent. Grantee contributions may include cash, in-kind goods and services, and/or third party contributions.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Community P2 Fund.  

 

 

 

Authority:

Beverage Containers, Initiated Laws of 1976, 445.573e Cleanup and Redevelopment Fund and Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division and Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Richard Alexander, 231-775-3960, ext. 6322.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next year:

Funding priorities, dollar amounts available, and match requirements are subject to change on an annual basis.

 

Related Grants:

None

 

Example Project:

Consumer electronics recycling and mercury switch removal efforts in the State of Michigan. Electronics recycling will include televisions, computers, components and peripherals, such as, scanners, printers, keyboards, etc., video cassette recorders (VCR's), digital video display (DVD) equipment, and similar communication systems commonly found in households in Michigan. Mercury switch removal will include devices under the hood and/or deck lid (trunk) used to activate convenience lighting.  In addition, some anti-locking braking systems (ABS) also contain mercury switches.

 

Request for Proposals:

Michigan Community Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program Request for Proposal - March 3, 2004, - May 17, 2004.

 


Drinking Water Revolving Fund

 

 

Purpose:

The Drinking Water Revolving Fund provides low-interest loans to water suppliers.

 

Goals of the Program:

To assist water suppliers in providing safe/high quality drinking water.

 

Eligibility:

Any water supplier who owns and operates a community water supply, or a non-community water supply (if operated as a non-profit entity).

 

Criteria:

The requirement for this program is identified in Part 54, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended. Certain federal requirements may also apply and are spelled out in Title XIV of the Public Health Services Act (commonly referred to as the Safe Drinking Water Act). Primarily, applicants must present environmentally sound water supply projects which are drawn from a project priority list administered by the Environmental Science and Services Division.

 

Application Process:

·         The water supplier is first ranked on the project priority list by submitting a project plan to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

·         The water supplier is included in the annual fundable range according to priority ranking. The water supplier submits plans and specifications for DEQ review.

·         The water supplier submits an application for assistance in accordance with the quarterly funding schedule.

·         The water supplier receives financial assistance upon satisfying program requirements through the application process.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

After submitting a project plan and the project is ranked on the Project Priority List, projects in the fundable range are notified.  A schedule is then developed that will lead to completion of the environmental review, submission of an application, award of an Order of Approval, and closure of the loan.

 

Deadlines:

The deadline for submission of a project plan to be included on the annual Project Priority List is May 1.  The deadline for the application for financial assistance is negotiated for each project dependent upon which quarter they will receive a binding commitment.

 

Timelines:

The time period may run approximately eight months to several years from the time the project plan is submitted to receipt of assistance. From the time of actual application to receipt of assistance, the process may take as little as three months. Much is dependent upon available funds and quality of municipal submissions.

 

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

It is estimated $80 – $90 million dollars will be available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2005.

 

Required Match:

No local match is required.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan General Fund – General Purpose and federal funds will be used to supply matching funds for FY 2005.

 

Authority:

Part 54, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994 and Title XIV of the Public Health Service Act (commonly referred to as the Safe Drinking Water Act).

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division, Revolving Loan and Operator Certification Section /Chip Heckathorn, Chief 517-373-2161.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Since the fund “revolves”, lending capacity will remain even if new Federal/state capitalization ceases.

 

Related Programs:

None.

 

Recent Award List:

In March 2004 the city of Muskegon received $13,900,000 for the upgrade and expansion of its Water Treatment Plant and improvements to its distribution and storage facilities. Huron County, received $835,000 to finance the looping and replacement of distribution mains in the village of Elkton.

 

Request for Proposals:

Municipalities can apply at any time by submitting a Project Plan.

 

 


Environmental Education Curriculum Grants

Purpose:

To provide funding to develop and disseminate science-based supplementary environmental education curriculum materials for use by Michigan educators.

 

Goals of the Program:

To assist youth in acquiring basic information about the environment – how it functions, how it is affected by human activity, and how harmony between human activity and the natural environment can be achieved.

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include universities and colleges, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and state and local government agencies.

 

Criteria:

·        The applicant and the partners identified by the applicant must demonstrate the ability to carry out the project.

·        The anticipated educational benefits of the project are superior to the costs.

·        The applicant must display a commitment to conduct an evaluation of the effectiveness of the project, including a commitment to provide data or other information that documents the effectiveness of the project.

·        The applicant must display dedication for the financial and technical assistance and other in-kind services from the partners in the project, as demonstrated by letters of commitment.

·        The application must contain a mechanism for long-term continuance of the project.

 

Application Process:

The Grant Application Package was issued November 2002.  Funding proposals were submitted by January 10, 2003.  Grants were awarded September 2003.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

A DEQ advisory committee was established to review proposals and to make recommendations to the DEQ Director.  Grant applications were selected for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application.

 

Deadlines:

The deadline for the proposal submission was January, 10th 2003.  Governor Granholm announced the DEQ Director’s decision September of 2003.

 

Timelines:

Deadline for submitting proposals was January 10, 2003.  The project will continue through 2006.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

$1 million was allocated for the project.

 

 

Required Match:

The grants required a minimum 25 percent match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond.

 

Authority:

Section 8808 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 of PA 451, as amended

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Office of Communication and Education, Executive Division, Tom Occhipinti, 517-373-2379.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

No additional funding is available; no additional grants will awarded with this funding source.

 

Related Grants:

None.

 

Recent Award List:

·         Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education is producing ecosystems, energy and resources, and water quality curricula.

·         Western Michigan University is concentrating on curricula regarding human impact on the land. 

·         Grand Valley State University is creating air quality curricula.

·         Central Michigan University is coordinating the project, providing printing and training.     

 

Request for Proposals:

An RFP was issued November of 2002; no more RFPs will be issued for this funding source.

 

 


Emerging Issues - Water Quality Monitoring

 

Purpose:

To provide funding to identify new chemicals/issues that may be impacting water quality in Michigan surface waters.

 

Goals of the Program

The collection of water quality data that can be used to identify unrecognized issues in order to prevent serious problems; to support local decision-making; and to generate local interest in water quality.  Grantees may collect chemical, physical, and /or biological data as appropriate based on issues and concerns.

 

Eligibility:

Local governments (city/townships), county health departments, tribal governments, watershed councils, conservation districts, and academia.

 

Criteria:

·         A clear statement of goals and objectives.

·         The nature of the chemical/issue, its geographical distribution/occurrence, and its potential to negatively impact water quality and/or human health.

·         Applicant’s knowledge of the issue based on available information.

·         A commitment to continue the monitoring project after grant expires.

·         A demonstrated ability to carry out the project.

·         The commitment to develop and follow quality assurance and quality control procedures.

·         The amount of matching funds and/or in-kind services.

·         The location of stream/river and extent of watershed coverage.

 

Application Process: 

·         Grant application packages are distributed.

·         Applications are reviewed and projects selected.

·         Applicants are notified.

·         Contracts are awarded upon receipt of an acceptable work plan and budget.

 

Filing Fees:

None

 

Nominating Procedures:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the DEQ based on program priorities, criteria, and eligibility.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines may vary from year to year based on funding priorities.  Applicants will usually have 60 days to prepare and submit a grant application.  Grant awards will be announced following DEQ review.  The DEQ reserves 90 days for the review process.

 

Timelines:

In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min. or Max):

$200,000 in Clean Michigan Initiative funds are generally available each fiscal year.  There is no maximum or minimum amount for individual grants.

 

Required Match:

The grants require a minimum of 25% local match (can include in-kind services).

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative bond funds.

 

Authority:

Section 8808 of 1994 P.A. 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office contact:

Water Division/Gary Kohlhepp, (517) 335-1289, kohlhepg@michigan.gov

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Dollar amounts available are subject to change on an annual basis.

 

Related Grants:

Bathing Beach Monitoring Grants – Inland Lakes

Bathing Bach Monitoring Grants – Great Lakes Coastal Beaches

Local Water Quality Monitoring Grants

Volunteer Monitoring Grants

 

Recent Award List:

·         Huron County Board of Commissioners: $49,398;

·         Western Michigan University: $43,000; City of Ann Arbor: $24,668

·         Leelanau Conservancy: $23,974

·         Central Lake Superior Watershed Partnership: $24,759

·         Community Action Agency of Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee Counties: $15,877

 

Example Project:

Huron County will collect water samples from four sites in both the Pinnebog and Pigeon Rivers, and analyze the samples for a variety of contaminants including pesticides, antibiotics, and industrial and household waste products.  Historical data from Huron County will be summarized as well.  Land use information will be examined along with the water quality results to determine if there are associations between land use and high contaminant concentrations.

 

Request for Proposals:

See the 2004 Grant Application Package.

 


Failing On-site Septic Systems

 

Purpose:

To provide funding to identify and correct failing on-site septic systems. 

 

Goals:

This funding source provided two types of projects:  1) projects to identify failing on-site septic systems and 2) projects to correct failing on-site septic systems.  Identification projects include conducting site-by-site surveys and monitoring.  Correction projects include installing cluster systems (which are centrally located septage treatment systems that serve a small group of homes or businesses), or connecting residences to a nearby wastewater treatment plan if capacity is available to treat the waste.

 

Criteria:

·         Anticipated water quality benefit in relation to the costs.

·         Ability of the applicant to carry out the project.

·         Expected long-term water quality improvement or protection.

·         Consistency with remedial action plans, if applicable, or the approved watershed management plan.

·         Project evaluation activities.

·         Commitment for financial and technical assistance by project partners.

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include county or local units of government and not-for-profit agencies. 

 

Application Process:

Request for proposals (RFP) is announced with a deadline for application.

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future.  If another RFP is announced, eligible applicants can contact DEQ Water Division staff for grant application assistance.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedure:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future. 

 

Timelines:

If an RFP is made available for a future round, applicants will have 90 days to respond.  In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amounts(s) Available (Min. or Max):

$7 million was originally appropriated for these grants; approximately $7 million has been awarded.  There is no minimum or maximum for proposals submitted.

 

Required Match:

Identification projects require a 25% minimum match.  Corrections projects require a minimum 66% match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond.

 

Authority:

Part 196, Section 19607(e) of Act 451 and administrative rules for the Clean Water Fund.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, Amy Peterson, 517-373-2037.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Remaining funds for this grant program are limited.

 

Related Grants/Loans:

State Revolving Loan Fund.

Strategic Water Quality Initiative Fund.

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

Round 1 Identifying Failing On-Site Septic Systems awards.

Round 1 Correcting Failing On-Site Septic Systems awards.

 

Request for Proposals:

None. All funds originally appropriated for this category were awarded.

 


High Quality Waters

 

Purpose:

To provide funding to implement DEQ-approved water plans that place an emphasis on protecting high quality waters.  

 

Goals:

To provide for the permanent long-term protection of Michigan’s high quality waters.

 

Criteria:

·         Anticipated water quality benefit in relation to the costs.

·         Ability of the applicant to carry out the project.

·         Expected long-term water quality improvement or protection.

·         Consistency with remedial action plans, if applicable, or the approved watershed management plan.

·         Project evaluation activities.

·         Commitment for financial and technical assistance by project partners.

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include county or local units of government and not-for-profit agencies. 

 

Application Process:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future.  If another RFP is announced, eligible applicants can contact DEQ Water Division staff for grant application assistance.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedure:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future. 

 

Timelines:

If an RFP is made available for a future round, applicants will have 90 days to respond.  In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amounts(s) Available (Min. or Max):

There is no minimum or maximum for proposals submitted.

 

Required Match:

The grants require a minimum 25% match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond.

 

Authority:

Part 196, Section 19607(e) of Act 451 and administrative rules for the Clean Water Fund.

 

 

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, Amy Peterson, 517-373-2037.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Remaining funds for this grant program are limited.

 

Related Grants:

Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Clean Michigan Initiative and Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Federal Clean Water Act Section 319. 

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

Round 2 CMI Clean Water Fund High Quality Waters awards

 

Request for Proposals:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future.

 

 


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Initiative Grants

 

Purpose:

The Michigan Household Hazardous Waste Collection Initiative is a grant program funded by an appropriation under the Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) and pursuant to the MDEQ’s authority under Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance, of the Act 451.  Grants were available to non-profit organizations (including local governments) that have the ability to set up and maintain community household hazardous waste (HHW) collections for a minimum of seven years.  Eligible communities had minimal access to HHW collection programs.  HHW is a non-regulated toxic material that can enter the environment through improper storage and disposal.  By providing these collection alternatives, public health and community environmental quality are protected.

 

Goals:

To establish household hazardous waste (HHW) collection facilities, HHW management techniques, and disposal options.

 

Criteria:

·         Current availability of HHW programs

·         Which populations do not have access

·         Commitment by community

·         Community education component stressing reduction and impact of improper use and disposal

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include county or local units of government and not-for-profit agencies.

 

Application Process:

Stakeholders from around the state were brought together in FY 2000 to develop a grant proposal that most effectively targeted underserved populations in Michigan.  Additionally, eight workshops were provided to groups of potential grantees around the state.  The first cycle of applications produced 12 proposals.  Seven Household Hazardous Waste Collection grants were awarded, with one subsequently being declined.  In the second cycle of applications, 10 proposals were submitted resulting in 5 additional grants being awarded.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedure:

Grant applications were selected for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines were included with each of the two request for proposals offered.

 

Timelines:

There are no scheduled requests for funding.

 

Dollar Amounts Available:

No current funding is available or anticipated. The CMI Bond Fund provided for an appropriation of $1 million to provide Household Hazardous Waste Collection grants to successful applicants.  The full appropriation has been committed.

 

Required Match:

These grants required a match of not less than 25% of total project costs.

 

Source of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond.

 

Authority:

Part 196, CMI, and Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division - P2 Section, Mr. Jeff Spencer, Phone: 517-241-5719.  Email: spencejl@michigan.gov.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

No further activity is anticipated.

 

Related Grants:

None.

 

Recent Awards/Examples:

A summary of grant accomplishments can be found at;

- Initiative Projects and Updates

- List of Community/Program Contacts

 

Request for Proposals:

Not applicable at this time.

 

 


Illicit Connections Grants

 

Purpose:

To provide funding to identify and require the correction of illicit connections to storm sewers.  Illicit connections are pipes from businesses and homes that are improperly connected to storm sewers; waste is discharged to waterbodies, rather than directed to a wastewater treatment plant. 

 

Goals:

This program identifies illicit connections and requires them to be connected to a sanitary sewer.

 

Criteria:

·         Anticipated water quality benefit in relation to the costs.

·         Ability of the applicant to carry out the project.

·         Expected long-term water quality improvement or protection.

·         Commitment for financial and technical assistance by project partners.

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include county or local units of government and not-for-profit agencies. 

 

Application Process:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future. 

If made available, eligible applicants can contact DEQ Water Division staff for grant application assistance.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedure:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future. 

 

Timelines:

If an RFP is made available for a future round, applicants will have 90 days to respond.  In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amounts(s) Available (Min. or Max):

There is no minimum or maximum for proposals submitted.

 

Required Match:

The grants require a minimum 25% match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond.

 

Authority:

Part 196, Section 19607(e) of Act 451 and administrative rules for the Clean Water Fund.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, Amy Peterson, 517-373-2037.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Remaining funds for this grant program are limited.

 

Related Grants:

None.

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

Round 2 CMI Clean Water Fund Illicit Connections awards

 

Request for Proposals:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future.

 

 

 


Lighthouse Grants

Purpose:

This program is part of the Waterfront Redevelopment grant program.  It funds eligible costs necessary to preserve and access an existing Michigan lighthouse or light station. 

Goals of the Program:

The main objective of the Clean Michigan Initiative Lighthouse Grant Program is to assist restoration and preservation efforts at lighthouses that will be used for education and tourism activities.

Eligibility:

An applicant may be any local unit of government with an eligible lighthouse within its jurisdiction.  Eligible lighthouses are those once used for Great Lakes maritime purposes and where a local unit of government or non-profit entity owns the lighthouse or holds an executed lease with an agency of the United States government of a term not less than 20 years.

Criteria:

Grant funds may be used for eligible activities for a project described in a Waterfront Redevelopment Plan.  Eligible grant-funded activities include professional design and engineering plans, restoration and preservation of a lighthouse, acquisition of waterfront property containing a lighthouse, necessary demolition activities consistent with lighthouse preservation, public infrastructure and facility improvements to property containing a lighthouse, and environmental response activities resulting from chemical contamination on property containing a lighthouse.  Funds are not available for operating, administrative, or legal expenses. 

Application Process:

Applications are no longer available.

Filing Fees:

None.

Nominating Procedures:

Award decisions are made by the Directors of the DEQ and the Department of Labor and Economic Growth.

Deadlines:

Not accepting applications at this time.

Timelines:

N/A.

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

The $3 million specified for this grant program has been depleted. 

Required Match:

Minimum 25%.

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan, Clean Michigan Initiative Bond Fund, Part 196 of the Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act 1994, PA 451, as amended.

Authority:

Part 795, Waterfront Revitalization, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA).

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, 517-373-9540.

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

There is currently no plan for future grant applications or funding.

Related Grants:

Waterfront Redevelopment Grant, Coastal Zone Management Grant, Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program (State Historic Preservation Office, Department of History, Arts, and Libraries).

Recent Award List/Example Project:

Community

  Grant Award

Lighthouse

Arvon Township

      $62,500

Huron Island Lighthouse

Benzie County

    $431,550

Point Betsie Light Station

Clay Township

    $450,000

Old South Channel Lights

City of Escanaba

      $37,500

Sand Point Lighthouse

Huron County Parks

      $70,000

Pointe Aux Barques

Village of Mackinaw City

      $37,125

St. Helena Island Light Station

City of Marquette

      $36,000

Marquette Lighthouse

Presque Isle Township

      $91,500

Presque Isle Light Station

Whitefish Township

      $48,347

Whitefish Point Light Station

 

Request for Proposals:

There is currently no plan to advertise a request for proposals. 


Local Water Quality Monitoring Grants

 

Eligibility:

To provide funding to local governments and organizations to implement water quality monitoring programs throughout the state.

 

Goals of the Program:

The collection of water quality data that can be used to support local decision-making; to identify sources of pollution; and to generate local interest in water quality.  Grantees may collect chemical, physical, and/or biological data as appropriate based on local issues and concerns.

 

Eligibility:

Local governments (city/townships), county health departments, tribal governments, watershed councils, and conservation districts, and academia.

 

Criteria:

·         A clear statement of goals and objectives.

·         A commitment to continue the monitoring project after grant expires.

·         A demonstrated ability to successfully carry out the project.

·         The commitment to develop and follow quality assurance and quality control procedures.

·         The amount of matching funds and/or in-kind services.

 

Application Process: 

·         Grant Application Packages are distributed.

·         Applications are reviewed and projects selected.

·         Applicants are notified.

·         Contracts are awarded upon receipt of an acceptable work plan and budget.

 

Filing Fees:

None

 

Nominating Procedures:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the Department based on program priorities, criteria, and eligibility.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines may vary from year to year based on funding priorities.  Applicants will usually have 60 days to prepare and submit a grant application.  Grant awards will be announced following Department review.  The Department reserves 90 days for the review process.

 

Timelines:

In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min. or Max):

$200,000 in Clean Michigan Initiative funds are generally available each fiscal year.  There is no maximum or minimum amount for individual grants.

 

Required Match:

The grants require a minimum of 25% local match (can include in-kind services).

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative bond funds.

 

Authority:

Section 8808 of 1994 P.A. 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office contact:

Water Division/Gary Kohlhepp, (517) 335-1289, kohlhepg@michigan.gov

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Dollar amounts available are subject to change on an annual basis.

 

Related Grants:

Bathing Beach Monitoring Grants – Inland Beaches

Bathing Beach Monitoring Grants – Great Lakes Coastal Beaches

Emerging Issues – Water Quality Monitoring Grants

Volunteer Monitoring Grants

 

Recent Award List:

·         Bear Creek Inter-County Drain Board: $50,000

·         The Nature Conservancy: $37,142

·         Macatawa Area Coordinating Council: $34,787

·         Grand Valley State University: $32,913

·         Wexford County Drain Commissioner: $4,900

·         Midland Conservation District: $49,758

 

Example Project:

The Bear Creek Inter-County Drain Board will track sources of bacteria in the Bear Creek watershed.  Bear Creek is a tributary to the Clinton River.  Three stations will be monitored along Bear Creek, with approximately 150 samples collected during dry weather and 300 samples during wet weather.  Samples will be analyzed for E. coli.  A subset of these samples will be tested using bacterial source tracking methods, which can distinguish the origins of fecal contamination such as humans, birds, domestic animals, and wildlife.

 

Request for Proposals:

See the 2004 Grant Application Package.

 

 


Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund

 

Purpose:

To provide a source of reliable funding for new research and demonstration projects to preserve, enhance, and restore the Great Lakes and component ecosystems.

 

Goals of the Program:

To further the objectives of the United States/Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the Great Lakes Toxic Substances Control Agreement. Emphasis is placed on research that results in needed policy development or significant near-term improvement in water quality and environmental health. Visit www.michigan.gov/deqmiglprotectionfund.

 

Eligibility:

Local, state, and federal governments, universities, non-governmental organizations, and profit and non­profit organizations.

 

Criteria:

·        Projects must demonstrate relevance to current Great Lakes policy issues.

·       Soundness of approach and experimental design.

·        Projects must focus on issues of relevance to the state of Michigan.

·        Probability of project success will be considered. The project should result in a greater understanding of the problem or result in ultimate resolution of an identified problem.

·        Prior experience and resources necessary to ensure performance capability must be demonstrated.

·       The project should not be duplicative of previous or ongoing efforts.

·        Plans for dissemination of project results must be identified. The results should be broadly distributed and result in a greater public understanding of the problem.

·        Demonstration of interdisciplinary, ecosystem approach.

·        Reproducibility and transferability of the project to other locations in the Great Lakes Basin.

 

Application Process:

Application is made via a Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP document is distributed based on funding availability. 

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Four-page preliminary proposals are reviewed by an eight-member Technical Advisory Board.  Proposals which address research priorities and meet funding criteria are invited to submit ten-page final proposals. Final proposals undergo extensive staff and peer review. The Board then establishes a ranking list of recommended projects for funding.  The list is forwarded to the Department of Environmental Quality Director for approval.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines will be included in each request for proposals.  There will not be a MGLPF RFP in fiscal year 2004. 

 

Timelines:

Four-page preliminary proposals shall be submitted within 30 days of RFP distribution. Invited ten-page final proposals shall be submitted within 30 days of notification by the Board. Funding notification varies each year.

 

Dollar Amount Available (Min or Max):

Funding availability fluctuates depending on annual revenues to the MGLPF.  Up to $2 million has been available in past years.  There is no minimum or maximum for proposals submitted.  The average proposal submitted is $75,000.

 

Required Match:

None.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Pro rata earnings on Michigan’s $25 million dollar contribution to the regional Great Lakes Protection Fund.

 

Authority:

Part 324, Section 32910 of Act 451 of 1994.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact(s):

Executive Division, Office of the Great Lakes/ Emily Finnell and Dr. Roger Eberhardt, 517-335-4056.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

None

 

Related Grants: 

The Regional Great Lakes Protection Fund provides funding to projects similar to the Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund.  The regional fund seeks projects that lead to tangible improvements in the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem, promote the interdependence of healthy ecological and economic systems, and are innovative, creative, and venturesome.  

 

Recent Awards List or Example Project:

Recent list of MGLPF grants funded

 

 

Request for Proposals:

Not available.

 


Municipal Landfill Cost-Share Grant Program

 

Purpose:

This program will fund up to 50 percent of eligible response activity costs incurred by local units of government at municipal solid waste landfills that are listed on the federal National Priority List (Superfund).

 

Goals of the Program:

To assist eligible communities with environmental response activity costs that will abate risks to the public health and the environment, and that will lead to proper closure of the landfill facility.

 

Eligibility:

An applicants may be a Michigan  county, city, township, village, agency of a local unit of government, authority or any other public body or entity created by or pursuant to state law. Only local units of government that have incurred costs at Superfund landfills are eligible. These units are identified by the DEQ and are directly contacted to determine participation interest.

 

Criteria:

Grant funding is for up to 50 percent of eligible response activity costs at a municipal solid waste landfill that, as of July 23, 1997, is on, or proposed for, the Superfund national priority list. Eligible costs are those costs that have been incurred by the applicant on or after July 23, 1996, and by a deadline set by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Costs must be consistent with activities approved by the DEQ or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or was ordered by a state or federal court prior to the work being conducted. The costs must be incurred for response activities that are part of a cost-effective remedy consistent with the requirements of Part 201, and which were competitively bid. Fees for the services of a licensed attorney are excluded from eligibility.

 

Application Process:

Applications are available by contacting the Remediation and Redevelopment (RRD) Division.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Award decisions will be made by the Brownfield Redevelopment Board which is comprised of the Directors of the DEQ and the Departments of Management and Budget and Labor and Economic Growth.

 

Deadlines:

Not accepting applications at this time.

 

Timelines:

N/A.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

Grants may not exceed 50 percent of eligible costs.

 

Required Match:

None.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan, Clean Michigan Initiative Bond Fund, Part 196 of the Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act 1994, PA 451, as amended.

 

Authority:

Section 9a of Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (1994 PA 451, as amended), 324.20109a.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Remediation and Redevelopment Division, David Kline, 517-373-8354, klined@michigan.gov

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

It is anticipated that there will be one more round of grant applications.

 

Related Grants:

None.

 

Recent Award List:

Albion, Bay City, Grand Rapids, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Oshtemo Township, Kent County, Mason County, Metamora Township, Ottawa County, South Macomb Disposal Authority.

 

Request for Proposals:

None.

 


Noncommunity Water Supply Program Grants

 

Eligibility:

This grant provides funding to local health departments that provide Noncommunity Water Supply Program services (permitting, inspection, consultation, and enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act) for noncommunity public water systems in their county or district.

 

Goals of the Program:

The goal of this program is to insure that noncommunity water systems comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act and provide water that meets applicable standards to the public to reduce water borne disease outbreaks and endemic illness. 

 

Eligibility:

Applicant must be a local health department.

 

Criteria:

Funding is provided to support comprehensive programs to oversee and enforce Safe Drinking Water Act regulations pertaining to noncommunity public water supplies at the local level. Contract requirements include:

 

·         Maintenance of current inventory and facility records for all noncommunity public water supplies within jurisdiction and submit quarterly updates to the department.

·         Provide notification, oversight, and enforcement of all required construction, water quality monitoring, and treatment for public health purposes at noncommunity public water supplies.

·         Taking prompt action to protect public health and pursue compliance with applicable public or private notice and water quality standards when it is determined that sewage, surface water, chemicals, or other serious contamination can gain entrance into the ground water or a water supply, or there is a maximum contaminant level violation.

·         Complete a sanitary survey on each noncommunity water supply at the frequency specified in the Safe Drinking Water Act and issue permits for new noncommunity water supply wells as required.

 

Application Process:

Contracts are authorized annually by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) based on local agency contract signature, a satisfactory performance rating for a previous contract, and results of annual program evaluation of the local agency.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

None.

 

Deadlines:

Contracts are effective October 1 through September 30 each year.

 

Timelines:

Contracts are distributed for local review and signature approximately 60 days before the effective date. Funding recommendations are made to the Director of the DEQ.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

Allocation is based on a formula which factors the number and type of noncommunity water supplies in a jurisdiction and the revenue collected statewide from the public water supply annual fee for noncommunity water systems.

 

Required Match:

None.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan Public Water Supply Annual Fee, Act 1976 PA 399, as amended.

 

Authority:

325/1-11b of Act 1976 PA 399, as amended, Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact(s):

Water Division, Ground Water Supply Section, Rich Overmyer at 517-241-1368.

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

None.

 

Related Grants:

None.

 

Most Recent Awards:

Michigan Local Health Departments.

 

Request for Proposals:

None.

 


Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Clean Michigan Initiative

 

Purpose:

To provide funding to implement the physical improvements in approved watershed management plans, and to address specific sources of nonpoint source pollution as identified by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  Physical improvements are structural and vegetative best management practices.

 

Goals:

To reduce, eliminate and prevent nonpoint source pollution with long-term solutions on a watershed basis.

 

Criteria:

·         Anticipated water quality benefit in relation to the costs.

·         Ability of the applicant to carry out the project.

·         Expected long-term water quality improvement or protection.

·         Consistency with remedial action plans, if applicable, or the approved watershed management plan.

·         Project evaluation activities.

·         Commitment for financial and technical assistance by project partners.

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include county or local units of government and not-for-profit agencies.  A DEQ-approved watershed plan is required to be eligible for these funds. Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) and Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) are considered approved watershed management plans. All other watershed management plans must be submitted to the DEQ for approval.

 

Application Process:

Request for proposals (RFP) is announced with a deadline for application.  Eligible applicants can contact DEQ Water Division staff for grant application assistance.  Prior to application, locally developed watershed management plans should be submitted to the DEQ for review and approval.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedure:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines will be included in each request for proposals.  There will likely not be a CMI NPS RFP in fiscal year 2004.  Watershed management plans can be submitted for DEQ review at any time throughout the year.

 

Timelines:

When an RFP is made available for a future round, applicants will have 90 days to respond.  In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amounts(s) Available (Min. or Max):

Approximately $6-$7 million has been available each round of funding.  There is no minimum or maximum for proposals submitted.

 

Required Match:

These grants require a minimum 25% match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond.

 

Authority:

Part 196, Section 19607(e) of Act 451 and administrative rules for Nonpoint Source pollution control grants.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, Amy Peterson, 517-373-2037.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Remaining funds for this grant program are based on legislative appropriations.  $50M was appropriated originally and as of April 15, 2004, approximately $19M has been awarded.  In fiscal year 2004, the DEQ anticipates awarding approximately $10M in new grant awards.  The DEQ anticipates approximately 3 more rounds of funding.

 

Related Grants:

Projects to implement the physical improvements in DEQ-approved watershed management plans are often coordinated with federal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Federal Clean Water Act Section 319. 

 

Recent Awards:

Rounds 3 CMI Nonpoint Source Pollution Control grant awards.

 

Request for Proposals:

Round 4 CMI Nonpoint Source RFP.

 

 


Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Federal Clean Water Act Section 319

 

Purpose:

To provide funding to:  1) develop watershed management plans to address nonpoint sources of pollution; and 2) to implement nonpoint source activities identified in DEQ-approved watershed management plans.  

 

Goals:

To reduce, eliminate and prevent nonpoint source pollution with long-term solutions on a watershed basis.  This funding source provides for the implementation of physical improvements as well as information/education strategies, land use planning, the installation of easements and related activities.  

 

Criteria:

·         Anticipated water quality benefit in relation to the costs.

·         Ability of the applicant to carry out the project.

·         Expected long-term water quality improvement or protection.

·         Consistency with remedial action plans, if applicable, or the approved watershed management plan.

·         Project evaluation activities.

·         Commitment for financial and technical assistance by project partners.

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include county or local units of government and not-for-profit agencies.  A DEQ-approved watershed plan is required to be eligible for implementation funds. Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) and Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) are considered approved watershed management plans. All other watershed management plans must be submitted to the DEQ for approval.  In addition, starting in fiscal year 2004, all watershed management plans must be upgraded to meet EPA’s nine planning elements. 

 

Application Process:

Request for proposals (RFP) is announced with a deadline for application.  Eligible applicants can contact DEQ Water Division staff for grant application assistance.  Prior to application for implementation projects, locally developed watershed management plans should be submitted to the DEQ for review and approval.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedure:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines will be included in each request for proposals.  Watershed management plans can be submitted for DEQ review at any time throughout the year.

 

Timelines:

When an RFP is made available for a future round, applicants will have 90 days to respond.  In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amounts(s) Available (Min. or Max):

Approximately $4 million has been available each round of funding.  There is no minimum or maximum for proposals submitted.

 

Required Match:

Watershed planning projects require a minimum 10% match.  Watershed implementation projects require a minimum 25% match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Federal Clean Water Act Section 319.

 

Authority:

Federal Clean Water Act Section 319(h) and Federal Clean Water Act Section 604(b).

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, Robert Sweet, 517-335-6967.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

None. 

 

Related Grants:

These grants are often coordinated with Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Clean Michigan Initiative, which are limited to implementing physical improvements in DEQ-approved watershed plans.

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

FY02 federal Clean Water Act Section 319 grant awards.

 

Request for Proposals:

FY03 federal Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source RFP.

 


Pollution Prevention Research Grant Program

 

Purpose:

Matching grants are available to partially cover expenditures for the research and development of innovative pollution prevention (P2) technologies having the potential to reduce the quantity or toxicity of specific environmental wastes currently generated by Michigan businesses. 

 

Goals of the Program:

The goal of the Michigan P2 Research Grant Program is to further the state’s P2 efforts by encouraging the development and diffusion of innovative P2 technologies to benefit Michigan businesses and the environment.

 

Eligibility:

Michigan’s institutions of higher education are eligible to receive grant funding.   

 

Criteria:

The project activities must meet the definition of P2 under Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. Projects will be evaluated for expected P2, energy efficiency, process efficiency, financial, and other benefits, and transferability to other businesses and industries. 

 

Application Process:

Request for Proposals (RFP) is announced with a deadline for application.  Eligible applicants can contact program staff for grant application assistance.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Not applicable. Grant applications are selected for funding by the Department of Environmental Quality based on program priorities, criteria, and eligibility.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines will be included in each RFP.  The Fiscal Year 2004 deadline for submitting an application was March 15, 2004.

 

Timelines:

In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amount Available (Min./Max.):

$150,000 has been made available.  A project must total $25,000 or greater (state grant + grantee match = $25,000 or greater).  Up to $50,000 in matching funds will be made available for each project selected.

 

Required Match:

Organizations receiving grants are required to match state funds by at least 100 percent. Grantee contributions may include cash, in-kind goods and services, and/or third party contributions.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

The Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program Fund, established under the State of Michigan, Clean Michigan Initiative Bond Fund.

 

Authority:

Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/David Herb, 517-241-8176.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Funds for this grant program are based on annual legislative appropriations to the RETAP Fund. 

 

Related Grants:

None.

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

To be posted.

 

Request for Proposals:

The most recent Michigan P2 Research Grant Program RFP.

 

 


Radon Grants

Purpose:

Funding will be provided for time and/or resources associated with radon outreach/education; including answering public inquiries, selling radon test kits, making presentations, issuing press releases, or conducting other radon-related activities.

 

Goals of the Program:

The goal of this program is to provide the public with a local resource for information about radon and how to deal with it. The mini-grants provide a financial incentive to maintain at least minimal radon support in less advantaged counties (counties with limited staff or financial resources), and provide enhanced support in the more fortunate counties (where staff may already be addressing the radon issue)

 

Eligibility:

All of Michigan’s recognized local health departments are eligible for radon mini-grants.

 

Criteria:

The grant is provided as reimbursement for actual expenditures relating to radon outreach and education activities (i.e., handling phone or office inquiries from the public; making public presentations; distributing radon test kits; logging/ mapping radon test results; etc.). The amount offered is based on a formula that takes into account population, radon potential, and radon outreach activity.

 

Application Process:

There is no application process for radon mini-grants. Funding is offered to local health departments through a contract process. They can accept all or part of the funding allocated to their agency.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

None.

 

Deadlines:

None.

 

Timelines:

The budget period for the radon mini-grants follows that of the state’s fiscal year (October 1 through September 30).

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

The radon mini-grants are formula mini-grants that are issued based on population, radon potential, and radon outreach activity. The minimum grant amount is $500 and the maximum is $16,690.

 

Required Match:

No match is required. However, in-kind contributions are encouraged.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan, Indoor Radon Grant 50 percent and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 50 percent.

 

Authority:

Part 135 of 1978 PA 368.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact(s):

Waste and Hazardous Materials Division/Susan Hendershott, 517-335-8194.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

None.

 

Related Grants:

None.

 

Recent Award List or Example Project:

FY2004 grants.

 

Request for Prosposals:

None.  See Application Process.

 

 


Regional Pollution Prevention Grant Program

 

Purpose:

The Regional Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program provided grants to promote innovative P2 approaches to reduce the generation of waste and critical pollutants in regions of the state with environmentally sensitive natural resource.

 

Goals of the Program:

To reduce waste and critical pollutants (that have been identified in national and international agreements, and in state and local environmental strategies) using innovative pollution prevention practices across the state.

 

Eligibility:

Local units of government, including county, city, and township; and other public or incorporated nonprofit agencies, institutions and organizations.

 

Criteria:

Project activities must meet the definition of P2 under Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. The project must focus on achieving measurable reductions in waste, have a local or regional focus, and result in long-term improvements or protection of the environment.

 

Application Process:

Not applicable.  No more Grant Request for Funding Packages are expected.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Not applicable.  Grant applications are selected for funding by the Department of Environmental Quality based on program priorities, criteria, and eligibility.  No more Grant Request for Funding Packages are expected.

 

Deadlines:

Not applicable.  No more Grant Request for Funding Packages are expected.

 

Timelines:

Not applicable.  No more Grant Request for Funding Packages are expected.

 

Dollar Amount Available (Min./Max.)    

A total of $1,000,000 in funding was available through the Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) for the Michigan Regional Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program.  A 25 percent local match was required by grant recipients.  Project costs were limited to $50,000 ($37,500 grant + $12,500 match).  The maximum dollar amount requested was based upon what was needed to carry out the identified tasks and products. 

 

Required Match:

Organizations who received grants were required to match state funds by at least 25 percent. Grantee contributions included cash, in-kind goods and services, and third party contributions.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Funding for the Michigan Regional P2 Grant Program was made available by appropriations under the Clean Michigan Initiative, which was created under Section 6(1) of Part 196, Environmental Remediation, of the NREPA with a $675 million general obligation bond approved by the voters on November 3, 1998. 

 

Authority:

The Michigan Regional P2 Grant Program was funded by appropriations made to the Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI), and pursuant to the DEQ’s authority under Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994 PA 451, as amended.  Funding for the grants was made available by appropriations under the CMI, which was created under Section 6(1) of Part 196, Environmental Remediation, of the NREPA with a $675 million general obligation bond approved by the voters on November 3, 1998.  P2 is one of five categories under the CMI to receive funding.

 

Responsible Division and Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Richard Alexander, 231-775-3960, ext. 6322.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next year:

No funds are available for this program.  Grant projects are currently being phased out.

 

Related Grants:

Community Pollution Prevention Grants.

 

Recent Award List/Example Project:

Grant project summaries.

 

Request for Proposals:

No additional RFPs will be issued for this grant funding source.

 

 


Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans

 

Purpose:

To implement water quality recommendations in Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) and Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs).  RAPs are developed under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to address sources of contamination in specific areas of concern.  LaMPs are developed under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to address sources of contamination in the Great Lakes.

 

Goals:

To implement water pollution controls in Remedial Action Plans in order to restore and de-list Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern, or, as part of DEQ’s participation in the Lakewide Management Plans. 

 

Criteria:

·         Anticipated water quality benefit in relation to the costs.

·         Ability of the applicant to carry out the project.

·         Expected long-term water quality improvement or protection.

·         Consistency with remedial action plans or lakewide management plans.

·         Project evaluation activities.

·         Commitment for financial and technical assistance by project partners.

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include county or local units of government and not-for-profit agencies. 

 

Application Process:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future.  If another RFP is announced, eligible applicants can contact DEQ Water Division staff for grant application assistance.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedure:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future. 

 

Timelines:

If an RFP is made available for a future round, applicants will have 90 days to respond.  In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amounts(s) Available (Min. or Max):

There is no minimum or maximum for proposals submitted.

 

Required Match:

The grants require a minimum 25% match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond.

 

Authority:

Part 196, Section 19607(e) of Act 451 and administrative rules for the Clean Water Fund.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, Amy Peterson, 517-373-2037.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Remaining funds for this grant program are limited.

 

Related Grants:

Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Clean Michigan Initiative and Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Federal Clean Water Act Section 319. 

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

Round 2 Clean Michigan Initiative RAP and LaMP awards.

 

Request for Proposals:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future.

 

 


RETAP Technology Demonstration Grant Program

 

Purpose:

Matching grants are available to partially cover expenditures for implementing innovative but commercially available pollution prevention (P2) technologies that have the potential to achieve measurable reductions in waste generation and energy usage, improve process efficiency, and enhance overall business profitability. 

 

Goals of the Program:

The goal of the Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program (RETAP) Technology Demonstration Grant Program is to further the state’s P2 efforts by encouraging the diffusion of commercially available P2 technologies not yet widely adopted by Michigan businesses.

 

Eligibility:

Any business with less than 500 full-time/equivalent employees in Michigan is eligible.

 

Criteria:

The project activities must meet the definition of P2 under Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. Projects will be evaluated for expected P2, energy efficiency, process efficiency, financial, and other benefits, and transferability to other businesses and industries. 

 

Application Process:

Request for Proposals (RFP) is announced with a deadline for application.  Eligible applicants can contact program staff for grant application assistance.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Not applicable. Grant applications are selected for funding by the Department of Environmental Quality based on program priorities, criteria, and eligibility.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines will be included in each RFP.  The Fiscal Year 2003 deadline for submitting an application was April 4, 2003.  An RFP was not issued for Fiscal Year 2004.

 

Timelines:

In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amount Available (Min./Max.):

$200,000 was made available in Fiscal Year 2003.  A project must total $25,000 or greater (state grant + grantee match = $25,000 or greater).  Up to $50,000 in matching funds will be made available for each project selected.

 

Required Match:

Organizations receiving grants are required to match state funds by at least 100 percent. Grantee contributions may include cash, in-kind goods and services, and/or third party contributions.

 

 

 

 

Source(s) of Funds:

The Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program Fund, established under the State of Michigan, Clean Michigan Initiative Bond Fund.

 

Authority:

Part 145, Waste Reduction Assistance of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/David Herb, 517-241-8176.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Funds for this grant program are based on annual legislative appropriations to the RETAP Fund.  Funds were not made available for Fiscal Year 2004 for the RETAP Technology Demonstration Grant Program.

 

Related Grants:

None.

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

To be posted.

 

Request for Proposals:

Click here for the most recent RETAP Technology Demonstration Grant Program RFP.

 


Scrap Tire Market Development Grants

 

Purpose:

To issue grants for projects that demonstrate new uses for scrap tire processed material in manufactured products, such as: modified asphalt, molded rubber products, extruded rubber products, and aggregate replacement material.

 

Goals of the Program:

To use available funding to promote increased markets for scrap tire material in order to ensure appropriate markets for this material exist in an effort to reduce the public health and environmental concerns associated with scrap tires.

 

Eligibility:

The applicant’s project must demonstrate new uses of scrap tire processed material in manufactured products.  Scrap tire processed material must be purchased from a processor that produced this material under a scrap tire cleanup grant.  The applicant must submit documentation of the property owner’s permission for the applicant to do business at that location.  The applicant must not be in litigation with the state or any other public entity concerning compliance with the Part 169, Scrap Tires, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994, PA 451, as amended.

 

Criteria:

To reimburse users of scrap tire processed material that demonstrate new uses for the scrap tire processed material and that purchased the scrap tire processed material from Michigan scrap tire processors that have produced the scrap tire processed material under a scrap tire cleanup grant.  The reimbursement for eligible projects is for up to 50% of the cost of purchasing scrap tire processed material, up to $50.00 per ton.

 

Application Process:

·          Submission of a completed, current Scrap Tire Market Development Grant Application package.

·          Application is reviewed by the DEQ for eligibility.

·          Eligible applications are prioritized by the DEQ.

·          Contracts are issued to the prioritized, eligible applicants, based on the amount of funds appropriated by the Legislature.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

None.

 

Deadlines:

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 deadline is May 7, 2004.  It is likely that grant applications for FY 2005 will be due in mid-January 2005.

 

Timelines:

The application review and funding process is estimated to take about four months, with projects to be underway by late summer of 2004.  FY 2004 Projects must be completed by September 30, 2005.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

The amount available for all scrap tire program grants for FY 2004 is $3,400,000.  Not more than $500,000 each year is to be made available for market development grants.  Recipients are eligible for reimbursement for eligible projects for up to 50% of the cost of purchasing scrap tire processed material, up to $50.00 per ton.

 

Required Match:

Up to 50% of the cost of purchasing the scrap tire processed material and/or any amount over the $50.00 per ton limit for grant costs.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan, Scrap Tire Regulatory Fund.

 

Authority:

Part 169, Scrap Tires, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division and Contact(s):

Waste and Hazardous Materials Division/Rhonda Oyer Zimmerman, 517-373-4750; Julie Vallier, 517-335-4924.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Year:

None.

 

Related Grants:

Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants; Scrap Tire End-User Grants.

 

Recent Award List/Example Project:

NA-first year Scrap Tire Market Development Grants have been offered.

 

Request for Proposals/Application:

Scrap Tire Market Development Grant and Application for Funding (Forms EQP5155i and EQP5155).

 


Scrap Tire End-User Grants

 

Purpose:

To establish a grant program to issue grants to end-users who receive scrap tires or tire chips in order to promote increased end-use of scrap tire material.

 

Goals of the Program:

To use available funding to promote increased end-uses of scrap tire material in order to ensure appropriate end-uses for this material exist in an effort to reduce the public health and environmental concerns associated with scrap tires.

 

Eligibility:

Applicant must qualify as an End-User as defined in Part 169, Scrap Tires, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 4512, as amended)n, and must be currently certified by the DEQ as an “End-User” and maintain this certification on a yearly basis.  The applicant can not be in litigation (meaning from the time of referral for escalated enforcement action until any fines/penalties are paid) with the state or any another public entity concerning compliance with Part 169.Part 169 or other state or local public health or environmental protection requirements (

 

Criteria:

Applicant must agree to purchase one ton of scrap tires or tire chips for every one ton of scrap tires or tire chips received as a result of the grant.  These purchases shall be made at the minimum rate of the established statewide market price.  If the applicant needs to purchase scrap tire processed material, Tthe applicant must contract with an approved Michigan scrap tire processor.  The applicant must submit documentation of the property owner’s permission for the applicant to do business at that location. 

 

Application Process:

·          Submission of a completed, current Scrap Tire End-User Grant Application package.

·          Application is reviewed by the DEQ for eligibility.

·          Eligible applications are prioritized by the DEQ.

·          Contracts are issued to the prioritized, eligible applicants, based on the amount of funds appropriated by the Legislature.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

None.

 

Deadlines:

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 deadline is May 7, 2004.  It is likely that grant applications for FY 2005 will be due in mid-January 2005.

 

Timelines:

The application review and funding process is estimated to take about four months, with projects to be underway by summer of 2004.  FY 2004 projects must be completed by September 30, 2004.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

The amount available for all scrap tire program grants for FY 2004 is $3,400,000.  Up to $500,000 is available for the end-user grants this FY.  Recipients are eligible for the approved costs of purchasing tires or tire chips, however, the end-user agrees to purchase 1 ton of scrap tires or tire chips for every 1 ton of scrap tires or tire chips received as a result of the grant.  The purchases shall be at the minimum rate of the established statewide market price.

 

Required Match:

The end-user agrees to purchase 1 ton of scrap tires or tire chips for every 1 ton of scrap tires or tire chips received as a result of the grant.  The purchases shall be at the minimum rate of the established statewide market price.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan, Scrap Tire Regulatory Fund.

 

Authority:

Part 169, Scrap Tires, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact(s):

Waste and Hazardous Materials Division/Rhonda Oyer Zimmerman, 517-373-4750; Julie Vallier, 517-335-4924.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Year:

None.

 

Related Grants:

Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants; Scrap Tire Market Development Grants.

 

Recent Award List/Example Project:

NA-first year Scrap Tire End-User Grants have been offered.

 

Request for Proposals/Application:

Scrap Tire End-User Grant and Application for Funding (Form EQP5156i and EQP5156). 


Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants

 

Purpose:

To assist property owners with the proper removal of abandoned scrap tires and scrap tires at collection sites. Priority shall be given to scrap tires accumulated prior to January 1, 1991, and to collection sites that pose an imminent threat to public health, safety, welfare, or the environment.

 

Goals of the Program:

Use available funding to maximize reduction of the public health and environmental concerns associated with scrap tire collection sites, while improving urban renewal and economic development opportunities.

 

Eligibility:

Any person may apply for funding to remove abandoned scrap tires or scrap tires accumulated at a collection site from their lands.  In addition, the owner of a collection site, a local government agency with jurisdiction, a private entity with written authorization from the landowner, or an end-user with written authorization from the landowner, may apply for funding to remove abandoned scrap tires or scrap tires accumulated at a collection site.

 

Criteria:

Scrap tires must have been abandoned or accumulated at a collection site, and the applicant must provide proof of property ownership.  Scrap tires must be removed by a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved scrap tire processor, processed, and delivered to an approved scrap tire material end-user.  Approved processor(s) must be willing to accept a pre-determined fee from an approved grant applicant.  This fee is established by the DEQ, for each passenger and truck tire processed or on the equivalent tonnage.

 

Application Process:

·          Submission of a completed, current Scrap Tire Collection Site Cleanup Grant application package. 

·          Application is reviewed by the DEQ for eligibility. 

·          Eligible applications are prioritized by the DEQ.

·          Contracts are issued to the prioritized, eligible applicants, based on the amount of funds appropriated by the Legislature.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

None.

 

Deadlines:

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 deadline was December 29, 2003. It is likely that FY 2005 grant applications will be due in mid-December 2004.

 

Timelines:

The application review and funding process generally takes about four months, with projects to be underway by spring of 2004.  Projects generally must be completed within six months of the grant contract award, but no later than the end of the fiscal year.

 

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

The amount available for all scrap tire program grants for FY 2004 is $3,400,000.  The amount available Cleanup Grants for FY 2004 is $2,500,000.  Recipients are eligible for reimbursement up to one dollar per passenger tire and up to four dollars per truck tire for each scrap tire approved for cleanup under the program, depending on the approved end use.  Recipients may be reimbursed an additional fifty cents for each tire mounted on a rim.  Recipients have the option to be reimbursed on a per ton basis, not to exceed $100 per ton and are not eligible for an additional rim reimbursement amount. 

 

Required Match:

No monetary match is required. Applicants are responsible for loading scrap tires into the processor’s collection vehicles.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan, Scrap Tire Regulatory Fund.

 

Authority:

Part 169, Scrap Tires, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division and Office Contact(s):

Waste and Hazardous Materials Division/ Rhonda Oyer Zimmerman, 517-373-4750; Julie Vallier, 517-335-4924.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Year:

None.

 

Related Grants:

Scrap Tire Market Development Grants and Scrap Tire End-User Grants.

 

Recent Award List/Example Project:

FY 04 Grant Awards.

 

Request for Proposals/Application:

Scrap Tire Market Cleanup Grant Application for Funding [Form EQP5138(2)(Rev. 10/03)] and Scrap Tire Reimbursement Manifest [Form EQP 5139 (Rev. 12/02)]. 

 


Small Business Pollution Prevention Revolving Loans

Purpose:

The Small Business Pollution Prevention (P2) Loan Program was established to provide eligible small businesses with low-interest loans to implement P2 projects. Projects may either be identified through a waste reduction assessment under the Retired Engineers Technical Assistance Program (RETAP) or by the loan applicant.

 

Goals of the Program:

To remove financing barriers for small businesses in Michigan by offering low-interest loans for projects that reduce waste, or conserve water or energy. The program provides an incentive for small businesses to initiate or expand on P2 activities in order to reduce waste, energy, and water usage and save money.

 

Criteria:

This financial assistance is available to any business that is independently owned and operated, is not dominant in its field, and employs 100 or fewer individuals. Projects considered for funding must meet the regulatory criteria for P2 (see “Eligibility” below). In addition, the applicant’s lending institution must be willing to finance the project and participate with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in the loan. The maximum loan amount is $100,000 with the DEQ contributing a maximum of $50,000.

 

Eligibility:

To be eligible, a P2 project must reduce waste generated by the facility, reuse or recycle that waste in an environmentally sound way, or reduce water or energy usage. Although P2 recommendations from a RETAP assessment are considered eligible, a RETAP assessment is not a prerequisite; any business may apply directly for P2 project funding. Types of projects that may be funded include:

·         Equipment or technology modifications.

·         Process or procedure modifications.

·         Redesign of products and substitution of raw materials.

·         Improvement in housekeeping, maintenance, training, or inventory control.

·         Certain energy efficiency or water conservation improvements.

 

Application and Loan Disbursement Process:

·       A qualifying small business (100 employees or less) applies for a loan directly to the lending institution.

·       The lending institution makes a determination as to whether the business is creditworthy, in accordance with that institution’s lending policies.

·       The DEQ reviews the application (which is either submitted by the small business or lending institution) to determine whether it meets the loan program and eligibility requirements criteria.

·       After the DEQ approves the project, it works closely with the lending institution to prepare the loan documents. The DEQ relies on the lending institution to structure the loan within the program’s parameters: maximum loan amount of $100,000, with interest rate of borrower not to exceed five percent.

·       The total amount of the loan is shared equally by the lending institution and the P2 Loan Fund.

·       The lending institution and DEQ sign a lender agreement that specifies responsibilities with regard to the loan participation; the borrower signs a Supplemental Agreement with the DEQ.

·       The DEQ disburses its portion of the loan proceeds to the lending institution after an executed loan agreement between the lender and borrower is received by the DEQ. The lending institution receives loan repayments and remits DEQ’s portion either monthly or quarterly.

·       The lending institution remits principal and interest payments back to the loan fund as it is repaid from the business.

 

Filing Fees:

None charged by the DEQ. (There may be loan processing fees, as applicable, charged by the lending institutions, as part of processing the loans.) These processing fees can be rolled into the loan if desired.

 

Nominating Procedures:

Not applicable. (Loans are processed on a first come/first serve basis.) Loans are made through an application process, based on eligibility and funding available, loans will be awarded to small businesses.

 

Deadline(s):

None.

 

Timeline(s):

Projects are reviewed by the DEQ within 30 days of receipt, and the applicant is notified of the DEQ’s determination within 14 days of completing the project eligibility review. Lending institutions must review applications for creditworthiness. The business must enter into a loan agreement with the lending institution within 90 days of the project eligibility determination, and the project must be initiated within 180 days after the loan agreement documents are signed. Within 90 days of project completion, the borrower submits a final report to the DEQ describing the P2 benefits attained, including a demonstration of the expected reduction in environmental waste, water, or energy usage.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

The loan fund has an initial allocation of $5 million dollars. Additional funds will be available as repayments are received.

 

Required Match:

No match money is required from applicants (small businesses) in order to obtain loan funds. Participating lending institutions will provide 50 percent of the funds for each loan. The DEQ Small Business Pollution Prevention Assistance Revolving Loan Fund will provide the other 50 percent of loan funds.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan, Clean Michigan Initiative Bond Fund – P2.

 

Authority:

Part 145, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Contact(s):

Environmental Science and Services Division, Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Section/Sharon Goble, 517-241-8280.

 

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Loans are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Related Grants:

RETAP Technology Demonstration Program.

 

 

Recent Award List OR Example Project:

Pollution Prevention Loan Program News.

 

Request for Proposals:

Most recent or active relevant forms are located at: P2 Loan Documents and Publications.

 


State Revolving Fund

 

Purpose:

The State Revolving Fund (SRF) provides low-interest loans for water pollution control projects.

 

Goals of the Program:

To assist municipalities in funding wastewater treatment improvements, storm water treatment, and non-point pollution control projects.

 

Eligibility:

Any city, village, township, county, or related authority as defined in Section 5301(h) of Part 53, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994.

 

Criteria:

The requirement for this program is identified in Part 53, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended, as well as Administrative Rules (R323.951­R323.965). Certain federal requirements also apply and are spelled out in Title VI of the federal Clean Water Act (P.O. 92-500, as amended). Primarily, applicants must present environmentally sound, cost effective water pollution control projects which are drawn from Project Priority Lists (PPLs) administered by the Environmental Science and Services Division.

 

Application Process:

·         The municipality is first ranked on the PPL by submitting a project plan to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

·         The municipality is included in the annual fundable range according to priority ranking.

·         The municipality submits plans and specifications for DEQ review.

·         The municipality submits an application for assistance in accordance with the quarterly funding schedule.

·         The municipality receives financial assistance upon satisfying program requirements through the application process.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

After submitting a project plan, and the project is ranked on the PPL, projects in the fundable range are notified. A schedule is then developed that will lead to completion of the environmental review, submission of an application, award of an Order of Approval, and closure of the loan.

 

Deadlines:

The deadline for submission of a project plan to be included on the annual PPL is July 1.  The deadline for the application for financial assistance is negotiated for each project dependent upon which quarter they will receive a binding commitment.

 

Timelines:

The time period may run approximately eight months to several years from the time the project plan is submitted to receipt of assistance. From the time of actual application to receipt of assistance, the process may take as little as three months. Much is dependent upon available funds and quality of municipal submissions.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

It is estimated $300-350 million will be available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005.

 

Required Match:

No local match is required.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

The fund is capitalized with Federal grant funds and a required 20% state match, as well as proceeds (90%) from the sale of Great Lakes Water Quality Bonds as authorized by the passage of Proposal 2 in November of 2002.

 

Authority:

Part 53, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994 and P.L. 92‑500, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division, Revolving Loan and Operator Certification Section/Chip Heckathorn, Chief, 517-373-2161.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Since the fund “revolves”, lending capacity will remain even if new Federal/state capitalization ceases.

 

Related Programs:

Strategic Water Quality Initiatives Fund.

 

Recent Award List:

In March of 2004 the city of Lansing received $13,275,000 for ongoing sewer separation work as part of its Long Term Combined Sewer Over Control Program, while the city of Marquette received $3,470,000 for the replacement and upgrade of portions of its sanitary sewer system.

 

Request for Proposals:

Municipalities can apply at any time by submitting a Project Plan.

 


Strategic Water Quality Initiatives Fund

 

Purpose:

The Strategic Water Quality Initiatives Fund (SWQIF) provides low-interest loans for water pollution control projects involving the on-site upgrade or replacement of failing septic systems or for the removal of groundwater or storm water from sanitary or combined sewer leads.

 

Goals of the Program:

To assist municipalities in funding wastewater treatment improvements that cannot qualify for assistance from the State Revolving Fund.  

 

Eligibility:

Any city, village, township, county, or related authority as defined in Section 5301(h) of Part 53, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994.

 

Criteria:

The requirement for this program is identified in Parts 52 and 53, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended, as well as Administrative Rules (R323.951­R323.965).  Primarily, applicants must present environmentally sound, cost effective water pollution control projects which are drawn from Project Priority Lists (PPLs) administered by the Environmental Science and Services Division.

 

Application Process:

·         The municipality is first ranked on the PPL by submitting a project plan to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

·         The municipality is included in the annual fundable range according to priority ranking.

·         The municipality submits plans and specifications for DEQ review.

·         The municipality submits an application for assistance in accordance with the quarterly funding schedule.

·         The municipality receives financial assistance upon satisfying program requirements through the application process.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

After submitting a project plan, and the project is ranked on the PPL, projects in the fundable range are notified.  A schedule is then developed that will lead to completion of the environmental review, submission of an application, award of an Order of Approval, and closure of the loan.

 

Deadlines:

The deadline for submission of a project plan to be included on the annual PPL is July 1.  The deadline for the application for financial assistance is negotiated for each project dependent upon which quarter they will receive a binding commitment.

 

Timelines:

The time period may run approximately eight months to several years from the time the project plan is submitted to receipt of assistance. From the time of actual application to receipt of assistance, the process may take as little as three months. Much is dependent upon available funds and quality of municipal submissions.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

It is estimated $10-20 million will be available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005.

 

Required Match:

No local match is required.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

The fund is capitalized with proceeds (10%) from the sale of Great Lakes Water Bonds, which were authorized by the passage of Proposal 2 in November of 2002.

 

Authority:

Parts 52 and 53, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division, Revolving Loan and Operator Certification Section/Chip Heckathorn, Chief 517-373-2161.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Since the fund “revolves” lending capacity will remain even if new state capitalization ceases.

 

Related Programs:

State Revolving Fund.

 

Example Recent Award:

In March of 2004 the city of Ann Arbor received $875,00 for an ongoing footing drain disconnection program to address sanitary sewer overflows, while the Clinton Township in Macomb County received $270,000 for similar types of system improvements.

 

Request for Proposals:

Municipalities can apply at any time by submitting a Project Plan.

 


Targeted Watershed Grants Program

(Formerly known as the Watershed Initiative)

 

Purpose:

Implement watershed protection and restoration efforts at the community level and determine if those approaches:  1) produce short-term environmental results, 2) have the potential for long term maintenance in a watershed, and 3) have national applicability.   

 

Goals:

To encourage successful community-based approaches to restore, preserve, and protect the nation's watersheds.  Providing resources to organizations with watershed plans to implement projects that achieve quick, yet tangible environmental change.

 

Criteria:

·         Innovation – unique, innovative, or novel approaches to environmental problem-solving.

·         Measurement of Environmental Results

·         Broad Support

·         Outreach - demonstrate a clear strategy for transferring the knowledge and experience to other watersheds with similar environmental conditions

·         Financial Integrity - the budget is reasonable and clearly presented

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include State and tribal water pollution control agencies, interstate or inter-tribal agencies, local units of government, and non-profit entities.  The project must be consistent with a DEQ-approved watershed plan. Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) and Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) are considered approved watershed management plans. All other watershed management plans must be submitted to the DEQ for approval. 

 

Application Process:

Request for proposals (RFP) is announced with a deadline for application.  Eligible applicants can contact DEQ Water Division staff for grant application assistance.  Prior to application, locally developed watershed management plans should be submitted to the DEQ for review and approval.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedure:

Governor Granholm nominates the two most meritorious Michigan watersheds projects to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for national consideration.  EPA typically selects up to 20 watersheds throughout the country to receive grants each year.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines will be included in each request for proposals.  Watershed management plans can be submitted for DEQ review at any time throughout the year.

 

Timelines:

The DEQ must work within the federal time line for this program.  When an RFP is made available for a future round, applicants should expect to have 30 to 45 days to respond.  In general, applicants can expect to receive notification on the status of their submission from DEQ within 30 days of the application submittal deadline.  Notification from EPA is typically within 120 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amounts(s) Available (Min. or Max):

Approximately $21 million has been has been requested for each year of funding.  Projects should range between $300,000 and $1,300,000.

 

Required Match:

Projects require a minimum 25% non-federal match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Federal Clean Water Act Section 104(b)(3).

 

Authority:

Federal Clean Water Act Section 104(b)(3).

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, Robert Sweet, 517-335-6967.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

None. 

 

Related Grants:

These grants can be coordinated with Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Clean Michigan Initiative and Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants - Federal Clean Water Act Section 319.

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

FY03 Targeted Watersheds  

 

Request for Proposals

FY04 Federal Watershed Initiative RFP.

 

 


Voluntary Storm Water Permits

 

Purpose:

To provide funding to implement DEQ-approved water plans that were developed under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general wastewater discharge permit for storm water discharges from separate storm water drainage systems (i.e. the Watershed-Based General MS4 Permit). 

 

Goals:

To implement water quality protection or improvement activities in the DEQ-approved watershed plans.

 

Criteria:

·         Anticipated water quality benefit in relation to the costs.

·         Ability of the applicant to carry out the project.

·         Expected long-term water quality improvement or protection.

·         Consistency with the approved watershed management plan.

·         Project evaluation activities.

·         Commitment for financial and technical assistance by project partners.

 

Eligibility:

Eligible agencies include county or local units of government and not-for-profit agencies. 

 

Application Process:

Request for proposals (RFP) is announced with a deadline for application.  It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future.  If another RFP is announced, eligible applicants can contact DEQ Water Division staff for grant application assistance.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedure:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future. 

 

Timelines:

If an RFP is made available for a future round, applicants will have 90 days to respond.  In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amounts(s) Available (Min. or Max):

There is no minimum or maximum for proposals submitted.

 

Required Match:

The grants require a minimum 50% match.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond.

 

Authority:

Part 196, Section 19607(e) of Act 451 and administrative rules for the Clean Water Fund.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division/Environmental Stewardship Grants and Loans Unit, Amy Peterson, 517-373-2037.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Remaining funds for this grant program are limited.

 

Related Grants:

Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Clean Michigan Initiative and Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – Federal Clean Water Act Section 319. 

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

There were no eligible entities for the first round Clean Water Fund. 

The Round 2 Clean Water Fund Voluntary Storm Water Permit awards.

 

Request for Proposals:

It is unknown whether another RFP will be announced in the future. 

 

 


Volunteer Monitoring Grants

 

Purpose:

To provide funding to volunteer organizations to implement water quality monitoring programs in watersheds throughout the state.

 

Goals of the Program

The collection of water quality data that can be used to support local decision-making; to identify sites where more detailed assessment by the Department is needed; to educate citizens; and, to generate local interest in water quality.  Volunteer groups may collect and analyze benthic macroinvertebrate samples and/or water samples as well as conduct habitat assessments.  For additional information, see the Water Quality Assessment Web Page and click on Volunteer Monitoring.

 

Eligibility:

Watershed councils, other nonprofit organizations, conservation districts, academia, and local governments.

 

Criteria:

§          A clear statement of goals and objectives.

§          The number of committed volunteers.

§          The length of time volunteers will commit to continue project after grant expires.

§          A demonstrated ability to organize volunteers and successfully carry out the project.

§          A willingness to work with the Department in program design, training, and quality assurance.

§          The amount of matching funds and/or in-kind services.

§          The location of stream/river and extent of watershed coverage.

 

Application Process: 

§          Proposals are solicited by the contractor administering the Michigan Clean Water Corps.

§          Applications are reviewed and projects selected.

§          Applicants are notified.

§          Contracts are awarded upon receipt of an acceptable work plan and budget.

 

Filing Fees:

None

 

Nominating Procedures:

Grant applications are selected for funding by the contractor in consultation with the Department based on program priorities, criteria, and eligibility.

 

Deadlines:

Deadlines may vary from year to year based on funding priorities.  Applicants will usually have 60 days to prepare and submit a grant application.  Grant awards will be announced following Department review.  The Department reserves 90 days for the review process.

 

Timelines:

In general, applicants can expect to receive notification within 90 days of the application submittal deadline.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min. or Max):

$50,000 in Clean Michigan Initiative funds are generally available each fiscal year.

 

Required Match:

The grants require a minimum of 25% local match (can include in-kind services).

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative bond funds.

 

Authority:

Section 8808 of 1994 P.A. 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office contact:

Water Division/Kay Edly, (517) 373-4633, edlyk@michigan.gov

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Dollar amounts available are subject to change on an annual basis.

 

Related Grants:

Bathing Beach Monitoring Grants – Inland Beaches

Bathing Beach Monitoring Grants – Great Lakes Coastal Beaches

Emerging Issues – Water Quality Monitoring Grants

Local Monitoring Grants

 

Recent Award List:

§          Village of Holly: $2,757

§          Huron River Watershed Council: $13,000

§          Little Manistee Watershed Council: $5,064

§          River Raisin Watershed Council: $12,800

§          Coldwater River Watershed Council: $10,000

§          Yellow Dog River Watershed Preserve: $5,009

§          Sanilac County MSU Extension: $1,633

§          St. Clair County Drain Commissioner: $10,593

§          Dahlem Nature Center: $11,993

 

Example Project:

The Shiawassee River Task Force will assess the macroinvertebrate community and stream habitat at 20 sites in the Shiawassee River watershed.  Data generated by this group will be used to help develop a watershed management plan. 

 

Request for Proposals:

The DEQ is uncertain at this point when another RFP will be issued. 

 

 

 


Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Grants

 

Purpose:

Many of our local rivers, streams and creeks become cluttered with trash which can be unsightly or even dangerous to recreationists.  The purpose of these grants is to help implement local cleanups of rivers, streams, and creeks to improve the waters in Michigan.  Funding is provided through the Water Quality License Plate fees. 

 

Goals of the Program:

The DEQ provides small grants to local units of government to help implement cleanups of rivers, streams, and creeks to improve the waters in Michigan.  Using funding available from the fees associated with the sale of Michigan’s Water Quality License Plates to help with the startup costs or defray the costs associated with local cleanups of rivers, streams and creeks. 

 

Criteria:

Properly completed application form.  Only cleanup projects are eligible.  Large woody debris should remain in the stream to maintain habitat for fish and other wildlife, though repositioning is an option.

 

Eligibility:

Must be a local unit of government as defined under MCL257.811(i)(5).  Local units of government may partner with volunteer organizations. Applicant must have an audit in compliance within the last two years. 

 

Application Process:

Projects will be administered through the Michigan Clean Water Corps Strategy.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

None.

 

Deadlines:

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 deadline has not yet been determined.

 

Timelines:

Projects will be administered through the Michigan Clean Water Corps Strategy. Timelines have yet to be determined.  Projects in the past were completed spring through fall, with the final reports due the end of November.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

A total of $25,000 funds are available in Fiscal Year 2004, and up to $60,000 annually in future years, for individual grants that range from $500 to $5,000. 

 

Required Match:

A local match of 25 percent of the total project cost is required that can consist of cash, materials, or in-kind services.  Items eligible for reimbursement or match from sub-grantees include promotional costs, volunteer appreciation materials, safety equipment, and tipping fees.  Volunteer staff time is not eligible as match.

 

 

Source(s) of Funds:

State of Michigan, Water Quality License Plate Fees, (Public Act 74 of 2000).

 

Authority:

Public Act 74 of 2000.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact(s):

Water Division/Sharon Baker, 517-335-3310.

 

Related Grants:

None.

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:

Past cleanup activities have removed a wide variety of items such as discarded tires, very old cars and tractors, old barrels, broken and whole bottles, bowling balls, and coolers.

 

Request for Proposals:

This program will be administered through the contract developed for the Clean Water Corps.  The contractor will be selected by June of 2004.

 

 


Waterfront Redevelopment Grants

 

Purpose:

Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) Waterfront Redevelopment Grants provide funding to local units of government and other public bodies to revitalize waterfront properties by funding property acquisition, demolition, response activities, and public infrastructure and public facility improvements.  It also provides funding to restore lighthouses.

 

Goals of the Program:

The main objective of the Waterfront Redevelopment Grant Program is to encourage new private investment and private job creation along waterfronts. Projects which are primarily parks and recreation in nature will generally not be funded under this program.

 

Criteria:

Grant funds may be used for eligible activities that are part of a project described in a waterfront redevelopment plan. Waterfront means land that is contiguous to the Great Lakes or their connecting waterways, a river, a lake, or an impoundment that has a surface area of not less than 50 acres. The plan must include a description of how the project will significantly contribute to local economic and community redevelopment or the revitalization of adjacent neighborhoods, and how the project will provide for public access to the waterfront or will provide recreational opportunities for the public.

 

Eligibility:

Any local unit of government, including a county, city, village, township, or an agency of a county, city, village, or township, or an authority or other public body created by or pursuant to state law is eligible. The applicant must submit a waterfront redevelopment plan, the contents of which are described in the grant application. Grants may not be used for land or facilities that will be owned or operated by a gaming facility, a stadium or arena for use by a professional sports team, or a private or municipal marina. Eligible activities include:

 

·          Environmental response activities on waterfront property consistent with a waterfront redevelopment plan.

·          Demolition of buildings and other facilities along a waterfront that are not consistent with a waterfront redevelopment plan.

·          Acquisition of waterfront property or the assembly of waterfront property consistent with a waterfront redevelopment plan.

·          Public infrastructure and facility improvements to waterfront property consistent with a waterfront redevelopment plan.

 

Application Process:

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis. Program staff should be contacted in advance of submitting an application to ensure project eligibility and funding availability.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

The DEQ Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation make joint decisions to award grants.

 

Deadlines:

Requests can be made at any time during the year.

 

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

There is no limitation on the amount a grant applicant may request in an application.

 

Required Match:

A minimum local government match of 25 percent of the project cost is required. The local match can be from other public or private sources, including non-state of Michigan grants, local general fund, or private donations. In-kind donations of services will not be accepted as match, but donations of property and materials are acceptable.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Clean Michigan Initiative Bond Fund.

 

Authority:

Part 795, Waterfront Revitalization and Part 196 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact:

Environmental Science and Services Division, Environmental Stewardships Grant & Loans Unit/ 517-373-9540.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

Remaining funds in this grant program are limited. 

 

Related Grants:

Other Brownfield grant and loan programs include Brownfield Grants, Brownfield Loans, Redevelopment Revolving Loans, Lighthouse Grants, Site Assessment Fund Grants, Site Reclamation Grants, and Municipal Landfill Cost-Share Grants.

 

Request for Proposals:

Click here for the Brownfield Redevelopment Grant application form.


Wellhead Protection Program Grants

 

Purpose:

This grant provides funding to community public water supplies and nonprofit noncommunity public water supplies for the development and implementation of wellhead protection (WHP) programs.  A wellhead protection area represents the surface and subsurface area within a ten year time of travel for groundwater surrounding a water well or well field. 

 

Goals of the Program:

The goal of this program is to provide incentives and financial assistance for development and implementation of WHP programs and management strategies.

 

Criteria:

Funding is provided to successful applicants for development and implementation of WHP programs. Contract requirements include:

·        Development of a local WHP team.

·        Meeting minimum eligibility requirements.

·        Completion of grant eligible activities as specified in the administrative rules.

 

Eligibility:

Applicant must be a community public water supply or a nonprofit noncommunity water supply.

 

Application Process:

Contracts are authorized annually by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) based on a priority list score and fund available basis.

 

Filing Fees:

None.

 

Nominating Procedures:

None.

 

Deadlines:

Contracts are effective for one fiscal year.

 

Timelines:

Contract applications are due on a date to be determined and contracts will be awarded at the beginning of the fiscal year. Funding recommendations are made to the Director of the DEQ.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):

Approximately one million dollars is available annually.

 

Required Match:

50 percent local match is required.

 

Source(s) of Funds:

Set aside funds for WHP from the Michigan Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund.

 

Authority:

State of Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, Act 399 PA 1976, as amended.

 

Responsible Division/Office Contact(s):

Water Division, Ground Water Supply Section, Scott Ross, 517-335-3385.

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:

None.

 

Related Grants:

Abandoned Well Management Grants.

 

Recent Award List:

See 1999-2003 Wellhead Protection Grant Awards.

 

Request for Proposals:

See 2004 WHP Grant Application.