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Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM)
Program is closed, applications are not being accepted.
The DWAM Grant program was a drinking water infrastructure financial assistance program developed by EGLE. The program provided grant funding to assist community drinking water supplies with asset management plan development and updates, and/or distribution system materials inventories as defined in Michigan's revised Lead and Copper Rule. $36.5 million in funding was initially available under the MI Clean Water Plan umbrella, with a maximum grant award per applicant of $1 million.
Applications were accepted beginning October 15, 2020. EGLE received applications totaling well over the amount of funds available. Applications were prioritized based on scoring criteria outlined in the application and guidance materials. Applications are no longer being accepted.
Under the passage of Public Act (PA) 53 of 2022, American Rescue Plan (ARP), an additional $20 million was allocated to the DWAM program. From the ARP monies, $5 million must be awarded to systems serving a population of not more than 10,000. New applications were not accepted as EGLE continued utilizing the existing DWAM priority list.
As of February 23, 2023, all $36.5 million available under the MI Clean Water Plan has been awarded. As of July 6, 2023, all additional $20 million in ARP funds has been awarded. Of the additional funds allocated from ARP, more than $13 million has gone to systems that serve a population less than 10,000.