Source Water Protection Grants
Purpose: To provide matching funds to public water supply systems for the development and implementation of a source water protection program to help prevent drinking water sources from becoming contaminated. These funds can be used to develop a Surface Water Intake Protection Program for systems utilizing surface water or to develop a Wellhead Protection Program for those systems that use groundwater sources.
Goals of the Program: To provide incentives and financial assistance for the development and implementation of source water protection programs to facilitate the management of a public water system source water protection area to reduce the risk of contamination to the water supply.
Criteria: Funding may be provided to successful applicants meeting the following criteria:
- Community and not for profit non-transient non-community water systems
- Not a Federally owned system
- Public system does not have outstanding fees
Eligibility: Public water system must demonstrate the following to be eligible:
- Demonstration of funds to cover grant assistance and local match
- Demonstration of long term commitment to the program
- Establishment of a local source water protection team
Application Process: Applications are available on our website annually on May 1 and are scored to establish a priority list if request for funding exceeds the funding available.
Nominating Procedures: None.
Deadlines: Applications are to be postmarked or delivered by June 15 annually.
Timelines: Contracts will be awarded prior to the fiscal year and the grant cycle is from October 1 to September 30, annually.
Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max): Approximately one half million dollars is available in total annually.
Required Match: Fifty (50) percent local match is required.
Source(s) of Funds: Wellhead Protection and Capacity Development set aside funds 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): Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, Field Operations Section, Jason Berndt 517-241-4796.
Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year: None.
Related Grants: None.
Recent Awards/Example Project: See Wellhead Protection Web site under Grants.
Request for Proposals: See Wellhead Protection Web site under Grants.