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Final round recommendations

The DNR has recommended 31 projects totaling $21,975,463 for the final round of DNR-administered Spark Grants funding. In addition, 14 sub-recipient grants were awarded to regional councils of governments for technical assistance totaling $845,637.

Total funding for this round (Spark Grants + partnership grants) is $22,821,100.

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Spark Grants awards: total $21,975,463

Applicant Proposal title County Grant request
Benzie County Pave Betsie Valley Trail - Beulah Trailhead to Case Road Benzie County $ 400,000.00
City of Cheboygan Universal Access to Cheboygan River & Children's Trail Cheboygan County $ 871,000.00
Powell Township Draver Community Park Marquette County $ 886,800.00
Isabella County Herrick Recreation Area Development Project Isabella County $ 319,000.00
City of Marquette Creating A Regional Recreation Trailhead Marquette County $ 458,800.00
Niles Charter Township Community Park Berrien County $ 908,700.00
City of Clio Skatepark Improvements Genesee County $ 200,000.00
City of Gaylord Elkview Expansion of Aspen Park Otsego County $ 689,000.00
City of Milan Wilson Park Project Washtenaw County $ 954,500.00
Chassell Township Chassell Centennial Park MI DNR Spark Proposal Houghton County $ 495,000.00
Marquette County KI Sawyer LTL Park Revival Marquette County $ 997,600.00
City of St. Johns Fantasy Forest Renovation Clinton County $ 694,400.00
City of Manistique Central Park Schoolcraft County $ 800,000.00
City of Monroe 2023 Monroe Loop Greenway Monroe County $ 900,000.00
Lee Township -Midland ADA Playground - Lee Township Midland, Michigan Midland County $ 649,900.00
Lake Township - Missaukee County Helmer Park in Jennings Missaukee County $ 1,000,000.00
Mueller Township Mueller Township Park Renovation Schoolcraft County $ 380,000.00
Village of Pewamo BLOSSOM TIME PARK IMPROVEMENTS Ionia County $ 999,400.00
Village of Clinton Tate Park Universal Accessible Pickleball Courts Lenawee County $ 394,100.00
Village of Beverly Hills Beverly Park Playground Oakland County $ 500,000.00
Alpena County Sunken Lake Improvements 2023 Alpena County $ 473,700.00
Antrim County Grass River Natural Area Boardwalk Trail Improvements Antrim County $ 1,000,000.00
Davison Township Lake Callis Recreation Complex Multi Use Sports Complex Genesee County $ 970,000.00
Village of Nashville Putnam Park Improvements Barry County $ 994,600.00
Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe Recreation Authority Park Development Project Macomb County $ 698,300.00
Village of Union City River's Path: Connecting Parks, Bridging Communities Branch County $ 850,000.00
Burtchville Township Burtchville Township Park Improvements St. Clair County $ 200,000.00
Jackson County Property Renovation to develop Farmers Market Jackson County $ 580,000.00
Grand Traverse County Civic Center Walking Track Improvements Grand Traverse County $ 998,800.00
Chikaming Township Harbert Community Park Improvements Berrien County $ 878,700.00
City of Ferndale Martin Rd Park Outdoor Recreation Support Facility Oakland County $ 833,163.00

Planning region partnership grant awards: total $845,637

Applicant Grant Amount
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments $ 182,062.00
Region II Planning Commission $ 48,547.00
Southcentral Michigan Planning Council $ 35,905.00
Southwest Michigan Planning Commission $ 67,640.00
GLS Region V Planning & Development Commission $ 69,531.00
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission $ 25,284.00
East Michigan Council of Governments $ 114,636.00
West Michigan Regional Planning Commission $ 42,226.00
Northwest Michigan Council of Governments $ 74,218.00
Networks Northwest $ 50,697.00
Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission $ 35,905.00
Central Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Regional Commission $ 48,547.00
Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Regional Commission $ 12,513.00
West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission $ 37,926.00