Community P2 Grants Program
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) (FY) 2021 applications RFP has closed. This RFP for matching grants to wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) to reduce the number of sanitary sewer overflows, reduce the volume of sewage discharged into the environment, reduce on grid energy consumption, reduce phosphorus concentrations in wastewater pond effluent, and support Governor Whitmer's Climate Change priorities. Recommended projects will leverage 25% local match funding. Awards will be given to applicants that meet the Eligibility Requirements and on a first-come-first-served basis until funding is depleted. Applications will not be accepted after August 31, 2021.
For questions about the Community P2 Grant Program please contact Devan Dodge at DodgeD1@Michigan.gov
Project Type 1: Reduce the number of sanitary sewerage overflows (SSOs) and the volume of gallons discharged into the environment. Grant funding can be used to install programmable logic controller (PLC) or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, at an operations critical pump station location(s) of the sewer collection system. Or for the purchase and installation of a backup generator for a critical pump station that has exhibited historical SSOs.
Project Type 2: Reduce on grid energy consumption and aid in phosphorus removal from wastewater ponds by utilizing grant funding to install solar powered mixers in wastewater ponds. This equipment uses solar power instead of grid power. Benefits derived from their installation typically include phosphorus reduction in the effluent, when used in conjunction with a chemical feed system.
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