Scrap Tire Law Enforcement Grants

Purpose:  To issue grants for projects that will result curtailing the illegal dumping or improper disposal of scrap tires.

Goals of the Program:  To use available funding in an effort to reduce the public health and environmental concerns associated with scrap tires.

Eligibility:  The project must demonstrate new or increased law enforcement efforts related to Part 169.  The project must be located in Michigan.  The applicant must be a law enforcement entity located in Michigan.  See grant application for full eligibility requirements. 

Criteria:  Each application will be evaluated by a team of EGLE staff.  The project must be feasible and law enforcement oriented.  The applicant must demonstrate commitment to the project by providing documentation of local support.  Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate long-term sustainability, have financial viability, and address a known scrap tire problem area as identified by a local unit of government or environmental staff. 

Application Process:

  • Submission of a complete, current Scrap Tire Law Enforcement Grant application package.
  • Applications are reviewed by a team of EGLE for eligibility.
  • Eligible applications are prioritized by the team and selected grants are approved by the EGLE Director.
  • Contracts are issued to the prioritized, eligible applicants, based on the amount of funds appropriated by the Legislature.

Nominating Procedures: Grant applications are approved for funding by the EGLE Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

Deadlines:  Grant deadlines are announced for each grant cycle.  Grant applications are typically made available in the summer.

Timelines:  The application review and funding process generally takes about four months.  All projects funded must commence prior to September 30 of the fiscal year in which they are awarded and must proceed in a continuous manner.  Typical projects must be completed within 18 months of the start date.

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):  Funding is contingent upon Legislative appropriation and all other necessary approvals.

Required Match:  The applicant must commit to at least 50% of the total project amount, in cash.  

Source(s) of Funds:  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):  Materials Management Division, Kirsten Clemens, or 517-614-7431

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Year:  None

Related Grants:  Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants

Scrap Tire Market Development Grants

Recent Awards/Example Project:  Detroit Police Department (DPD) has been awarded funding to address dumping of scrap tires.  The city of Detroit covers 142.9 square miles, and the dumping of scrap tires is a significant issue.  The grant has three goals:  the first goal is to increase DPD’s capability to inspect tire shops independently of EGLE; the second goal is to continue implementation of preventative measures by installing cameras at known dumping locations; the third goal is to prevent future dumping by raising awareness in the tire industry, scrap tire haulers, and the community. 

Request for Proposals/Application:  Will be available on the Scrap Tire website -