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Grants and Financing

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Grants and Financing

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is committed to forming partnerships with interested groups and local community organizations to achieve the mutual goal of protecting and enhancing environmental quality in Michigan, for the benefit of current and future generations. This page provides information on the grant and loans administered by EGLE.

Did you know that a large percentage of EGLE's budget is provided through grants, loans, and other funding mechanisms to support environmental related activity around the State? 

In Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 alone, over $500 million was disbursed to local municipalities and other entities. To explore where the awards were disbursed, EGLE has created the Grants and Loans Dashboard. This interactive dashboard provides access to a rich dataset of information. Fiscal Year 2019 and 2020 data is currently available with plans to add additional Fiscal Years so users can search for projects funded in their community and take a look at funding trends.

Grants and Loans Dashboard

The interactive dashboard is best viewed on desktop or laptop computers. Call 800-662-9278 for assistance with reading or interpreting. 

Story Map explanation of the Grants and Loans Dashboard

Open the Grants and Loans Dashboard

 

Current Funding Opportunities

Search for a funding opportunity below.

 

Title Program Type Applicants Purpose
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Loan  Water Suppliers  Michigan's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program is designed to assist water suppliers in satisfying the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act by offering low-interest loans (for 20, 30, or 40-year loans) to eligible water suppliers. 

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)

 Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Loan  Water Suppliers  Michigan's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is a low-interest loan financing program that assists qualified local municipalities with the construction of needed water pollution control facilities. 
Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM)   Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Grant Water Suppliers The DWAM Grant is a one-time grant program developed by EGLE under Michigan's Clean Water Plan that provides grant funding to assist drinking water supplies in asset management plan development and updates, and/or distribution system materials inventory development as defined in Michigan's revised Lead and Copper Rule. $36.5 million in funding is available with a maximum grant award per applicant of $1 million. Applications were accepted beginning October 15, 2020. 
 
Michigan Clean Water Plan Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure        Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan EGLE recently announced the MI Clean Water Plan that includes $500 million worth of funding resources to help local municipalities upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. This page is meant to assist the managers of community water supplies and the public learn about the different funding categories and how to apply for assistance as the programs are developed by EGLE.  As program information becomes available details will be posted here.  
Consolidation and Contamination Risk Reduction (C2R2)  Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Grant One time grant opportunity for disadvantaged communities - money has already been spent. The Consolidation and Contamination Risk Reduction (C2R2) Grant program was developed by EGLE under Michigan's Clean Water Plan. The C2R2 grant was established to provide assistance to drinking water systems to remove or reduce PFAS or other contaminants.
Substantial Public Health Risk Project Grants Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Grant Open to community's water supplier for a one time grant with match.
 
For projects to address a substantial public health risk from treatment system failure.
 
Affordability and Planning Grant  Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Grant  Water suppliers; local unit of government, including counties, townships, cities, villages and others.  The Affordability and Planning (AP) Grant is available as part of EGLE's Clean Water Plan designed to provide funding to address water infrastructure needs across the state.  The AP grants will assist communities with addressing affordability and planning needs.  
 
Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants Solid Waste, Scrap Tires Grant Any person may apply to remove abandoned scrap tires from their lands.   Section 16908(2)(c) of Part 169, Scrap Tires, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA), requires that the Scrap Tire Regulatory Fund shall be used: For the cleanup or collection of abandoned scrap tires and scrap tires at collection sites. 
Community Pollution Prevention (P2) Grants Pollution Prevention Grant County governments, local health departments, schools, school districts, municipalities and regional planning agencies. EGLE will provide matching grants to county governments, local health departments, municipalities, and regional planning agencies for endeavors that will further the goal of the program. The goal of the Community P2 Program is to promote local P2 initiatives that foster partnerships and advance sustainability.
Energy Sponsorships, Incentives, Grants & Loans Energy Funding Opportunities

Grants and Loans

Various funding opportunities Energy Services has State and Federal funding available for various energy related projects, such as energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations (non-residential), clean technology development, EV charger installations, as well as funding for research and reports. Applications and Requests for Proposals (RFP) are available throughout the year. 
Clean Diesel Grants Pollution Prevention  Grant Local, schools, non-profits, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, private business and industry. EGLE will provide matching grants to local units of government, schools, non-profits, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, private business and industry for endeavors that will further the goal of the program.
Small Business Pollution Prevention Revolving Loans Pollution Prevention Loan  Any business that is independently owned and operated and employees 500 or fewer individuals.  The Small Business Pollution Prevention (P2) Loan Program was established to provide eligible small businesses with low-interest loans to implement P2 projects. Projects may either be identified through an Integrated Assessment or by the loan applicant.
Recycling Grants  Recycling   Grant  *See all current RFPs for details of eligibility.  Related grants are Scrap Tire, Pollution Prevention Grants and Loans  A thriving materials management system in Michigan is created through effective education, a network of successful local programs, innovative market development, public/private partnerships, and more. Since 2014, this has been supported through grants to promote recycling access and education for citizens, address processing and infrastructure needs at recycling facilities and collection sites, and develop end use markets for materials collected in Michigan. Funding is available annually through the Renew Michigan Fund to support projects that contribute to Michigan’s environment through enhanced materials management.
Scrap Tire Law Enforcement Grants  Scrap Tires  Grant  Law enforcement Agency, must meet eligibility requirements as stated in the grant application.  
Scrap Tire Market Development Scrap Tires Grant Any applicant; must demonstrate new or increased uses of scrap tires in manufactured products.   
Brownfield Redevelopment Grants Brownfield Redevelopment  Grant  Any county, city, township, village, BRA, or other authority or public body created pursuant to state law may apply for a grant Brownfield redevelopment grants provide funding to local units of government and other public bodies to investigate and remediate known sites of environmental contamination, which will be used for identified economic redevelopment projects. To ensure safe reuse of abandoned, vacant, or underutilized properties that are known to be contaminated, and to promote redevelopment of brownfields. 
Brownfield Redevelopment Loans Brownfield Redevelopment  Loan  Any county, city, township, village, BRA, or other authority or public body created pursuant to state law may apply for a loan Brownfield redevelopment loans provide funding to local units of government and other public bodies to investigate and remediate known or suspected sites of environmental contamination, which will be used for potential or identified economic redevelopment projects. To ensure safe reuse of abandoned, vacant, or underutilized properties that are known or suspected to be contaminated, and to promote redevelopment of brownfields. 
Michigan Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Grant Program Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Legally constituted lake association or nonprofit, property owners association, homeowners association, lake board or special assessment district. The Michigan Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Grant Program was created by Senate Bill 1136 that amended Part 414, Aquatic Invasive Species, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.  The grants will assist with the prevention, detection, eradication, and control by chemical, physical, or biological methods of aquatic invasive plant species within Michigan inland lakes. 
Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Local, state*, federal, or tribal units of government, Nonprofit organizations, Universities
 
The Departments of Natural Resources (DNR); Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and Agriculture and Rural Development work together to implement Michigan’s Invasive Species Program.  The Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP) is administered by the DNR and is designed to address strategic issues of prevention, detection, eradication, and control for both terrestrial invasive species and aquatic invasive species in Michigan. 
Planning Construction Grants Nonpoint Source Grant Michigan Coastal Units of Government
 
To assist in the protection, preservation, restoration, enhancement and wisely develop the nation’s longest freshwater coastline, the Michigan Coastal Management (MCM) Program provides grant funds to promote vibrant and resilient coastal communities. Approximately $700,000 for planning and on-the-ground, site specific projects is available annually in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For more information, visit  Michigan.gov/CoastalManagement.
Source Water Protection Grants Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Grant Public Water Suppliers
 
To provide matching funds to public water supply systems for the development and implementation of a source water protection program to help prevent drinking water sources from becoming contaminated.  These funds can be used to develop a Surface Water Intake Protection Program for systems utilizing surface water or to develop a Wellhead Protection Program for those systems that use groundwater sources. 
Nonpoint Source Pollution Control - Clean Michigan Initiative Nonpoint Source Grant Counties, local units of government and non-profit agencies.  EGLE-approved watershed plan is required to be eligible To provide funding to implement the physical improvements in approved watershed management plans intended to restore impaired waters and protect high quality waters.  Practices must address specific sources of nonpoint source pollution identified by Michigan's Nonpoint Source Program Plan.  Physical improvements are structural and vegetative best management practices.
Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants - Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grant Counties, local units of government and non-profit agencies.  EGLE-approved watershed plan that meets EPA's nine planning elements is required to be eligible To provide funding to implement nonpoint source activities identified in EGLE-approved watershed management plans.  Implementation activities must address specific sources of nonpoint source pollution identified by Michigan's Nonpoint Source Program Plan. 

Completing the Financial Status Report for Grant Reimbursement

A quick tutorial of how to use the Financial Status Report (FSR), an Excel workbook designed to simplify grant budget tracking and reimbursement requests.

Completing the Financial Status Report for Grant Reimbursement Video