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Michigan Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Grant Program

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.

The Aquatic Invasive Plant grant program was discontinued in 2020 due to lack of funding.

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.