Proposals Sought for Beach Water Quality Monitoring Projects

January 24, 2017

For more Information:
Shannon Briggs, Water Resources Division, 517-284-5526,
Melody Kindraka, Public Information Officer, 517-284-6716,

Local governments and nonprofit entities now have the opportunity to apply for $200,000 in support for inland beach water quality monitoring projects.  Applications are due by Feb. 28, 2017.

The funds, to be used in fiscal year 2017-2018, are available from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) under the Clean Michigan Initiative-Clean Water Fund.  Local government and nonprofit entities are eligible for funding and are encouraged to apply either individually or as part of a group.   Successful applicants will be required to share the resulting data with the MDEQ.

The request for proposal is available at  The application contains detailed instructions on developing a proposal, MDEQ funding priorities, criteria by which proposals will be evaluated, and the items that should be included with your application. 

For questions regarding the inland beach grants, please contact Shannon Briggs, Water Resources Division, at 517-284-5526, or

The MDEQ is dedicated to respect for Michigan’s citizens, stewardship of the environment, and support for a sustainable economy.