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EGLE’s Water Infrastructure Funding and Financing Section surpasses $100 million in American Rescue Plan grants

EGLE’s Finance Division and the Water Infrastructure Funding and Financing Section (WIFFS) have utilized American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to award $140,471,648 in grants to 24 Michigan communities to address drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs. Sixteen of these communities were determined to be ‘significantly overburdened,’ and therefore received 100% grant funding to assist with their infrastructure improvement projects. Additionally, eight municipalities received ARP funds in combination with State Revolving Fund dollars providing financial assistance to support capital infrastructure improvements across their communities.

Pipe installation showing placement of sanitary sewer manhole in easement.

Pipe installation showing placement of sanitary sewer manhole in easement. 


ARP funds were awarded to communities that submitted applications under the State Revolving Fund programs for both drinking water and clean water projects.

Drinking water projects include lead service line replacement, watermain repairs and replacements, and upgrades to drinking water assets including new wells, filter membranes, and pressure reducing valves. Clean water projects include sewer system rehabilitation, combined sewer overflow elimination, improvements to wastewater treatment plants and collection systems, lagoon improvements, and nonpoint source mitigation projects.

EGLE provides technical assistance to communities seeking financial assistance via the State Revolving Fund programs. WIFFS staff are available to meet with potential applicants and walk through the application process including providing guidance on schedules, and completion of necessary application documents. Information about the State Revolving Funds can be found on EGLE’s website at and or by emailing

Illustrated below are communities that have received water infrastructure ARP funds through EGLE to date. 

Drinking Water Projects

Benton Township


City of West Branch


City of Hamtramck


City of Muskegon Heights


City of Reed City


City of River Rouge


City of Ironwood


City of Cheboygan


City of Escanaba


City of Grand Ledge


City of Muskegon Heights


City of Onaway


City of Saginaw


City of Inkster


Village of Baldwin


Village of Westphalia


City of Owosso


Clean Water Projects

Augusta Drain Drainage District


City of Cheboygan


City of Grayling


City of Hartford


City of Inkster


City of Three Rivers


City of Reed City


Village of Paw Paw


Wayne County


City of Lansing