Michigan Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Grant Program

The Michigan Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Grant Program was created through the addition of Part 414 to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will provide grants to eligible applicants for the control or eradication of aquatic invasive plant species in inland lakes.

2019 Grant Summary

Read a summary of 2019 AIP grants awarded.

2020 Grant Cycle

The AIP Control grant program will offer grants for the 2020 management season.  EGLE permit/annual fee reimbursement for the chemical, physical, biological, or combination of these methods for aquatic invasive plant control or eradication will be eligible.  Additional eligible expenses are currently being determined.  Details will be added to this site when available.

2020 Schedule

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Announcement: COVID-19 Update - The 2020 AIP grant release date has been delayed.  This website will be updated when more information is available.  
  • Application Deadline: July 1st, 2020.
  • Applicant Notification: September 1st, 2020.

Applicant Eligibility

An eligible applicant must meet both of the following requirements:

  • Be a legally constituted lake association or nonprofit, property owners association, homeowners association, lake board or special assessment district.
  • Have demonstrated that a permit from the department is in effect to conduct the control or eradication activities included in the eligible project.

Project Eligibility

An eligible project must meet all the following requirements:

  • There is public access to the inland lake for all activities associated with the project.
  • The water body has vegetation management goals created by a licensed commercial applicator or lake manager.
  • All survey, control, eradication and documentation activities have been completed by a qualified scientist, technician, licensed commercial aquatic applicator or university representative.
  • All control or eradication activities use best management practices.
  • The project utilizes products approved or authorized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for control or eradication activities.
  • Control and eradication efforts target only aquatic invasive plants.

2020 AIP Control Grant Submission Materials

  • The 2020 AIP Control Grant Handbook will be made available when the RFP is released.


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