Community Pollution Prevention (P2) Grants

Purpose:  The DEQ will provide matching grants to county governments, local health departments, municipalities, and regional planning agencies for endeavors that will further the goal of the program.

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

Eligibility:  County governments, local health departments, schools, school districts, municipalities, 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:  A Request for Proposals (RFP) is announced with a deadline for application.

Filing Fees:   None

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

Deadlines:  Will be determined once a program review is completed.

Timelines:  Will be determined once a program review is completed.

Dollar Amount Available (Min./Max.): A total of $250,000 in funding is available.   

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: Office of Environmental Assistance, Debbie Swartz, 517-284-6903.

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

Recent Awards/Example Project:  Community based pollution prevention (P2) programs that promote local P2 initiatives and foster partnerships and sustainability.

Request for Proposals: For additional information visit the program web site (