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Watershed Council Support RFP FY 2022

Contact: Bob Sweet 517-512-9765

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announces another round of funding for watershed-based organizations.  Six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) is available through this Request For Proposals (RFP) to support general organizational administration needs as well as conservation and educational activities. Individual grants are capped at $40,000 each has a maximum timeframe of one year.

The RFP document as well as all required forms and instructions are included as links below. Proposals are due on or before 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2021 and must be submitted via email to . Selected projects will be awarded funding in the spring of 2022.

A webinar will be held to explain the FY22 Watershed Council Support Program funding on Thursday, October 28, 2021 beginning at 10:00 A.M. EGLE Nonpoint Source (NPS) staff will explain this State funded program to support Watershed Councils and other organizations that work to protect or enhance water quality. NPS staff will discuss eligibility criteria, the grant application schedule, program priorities, application requirements, tips for successful applications, and they will also answer your questions. Click the following link to register for the webinar (registration is free): 

This free webinar is open to all and a recording will be posted here shortly after the live event for those who cannot attend.


  • RFP Released: 10/21/2021
  • Webinar: 10/28/2021
  • Proposals Due: 12/1/2021
  • Announce Grant Awards: Spring 2022

Eligible applicants include Watershed Councils and Watershed Alliances established under State law as well as local units of government, tribal entities, colleges, universities, and entities with 501(c)(3) status working to improve water quality on a watershed basis.

Eligible activities and Eligible watersheds include general organizational administration as well as conservation and educational efforts in all watersheds Statewide. For additional information please contact your District NPS Staff person or Bob Sweet.

Request for Proposal Documents