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 statute is effective as of March 29, 2019. 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 Cycle:
This grant program anticipates awarding approximately $100,000 in fiscal year 2019 to reimburse necessary permit application fees or annual fees for the chemical, physical, biological, or combination of these methods for eligible projects.
Projected FY19 Schedule:
- Application Deadline July 1, 2019
- EGLE notify applicants of approvals August 30, 2019
- EGLE signs grant agreements September 13, 2019
- Grantees submit report(s) and notify EGLE as specified in the eligible permit(s)
- EGLE issue reimbursement April 1, 2020
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.
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.
2019 AIP Control Grant Submission Materials
- The 2019 Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Grant Program will use Michigan’s Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Applications (SIGMA) Vendor Self Service (VSS) (https://sigma.michigan.gov/webapp/PRDVSS2X1/AltSelfService) for grant management (i.e., application submission, notification of award, reporting, and reimbursement). Eligible applicants that intend to apply for this grant opportunity should create a vendor account.
- Instructions for creating an account can be found at: https://sigma.michigan.gov/LoginExternal/Forms/SOM_VSS_User_Guide_for_New_Vendors.pdf.
- Once a vendor account has been created, additional account users (e.g., commercial applicator, lake manager, consultant, etc.) can be added. Account user permissions can be set to allow varying levels of access, including full access with the ability to submit grant applications.
- Additional information on using VSS for grantees can be found at: https://sigma.michigan.gov/LoginExternal/Forms/SOM_VSS_User_Guide_for_Grantees.pdf.
- AIP Control Grant questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-342-4069
- SIGMA VSS questions: email@example.com or 1-888-734-9749
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