Grant funding available to protect Michigan waters | Michigan Farm News

Grant funding available to protect Michigan waters

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Migratory bird habitat on the edge of Lake Erie.

EGLE announced recently there will be about $276,000 in federal funding for projects to develop or update watershed management plans to restore and protect Michigan’s lakes, streams, and wetlands by controlling polluted runoff. Regional and local planning agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

Funded projects must result in a watershed management plan approvable under both state and federal criteria. Proposals must include a minimum of 15% local match. Applications are due Wednesday, July 3, 2019. EGLE anticipates announcing awards in August of this year.

The full text of the Request for Proposals, including eligibility criteria, the required forms, and instructions, can be found at www.michigan.gov/nps. A separate Request for Proposals offering over $4 million for projects implementing approved watershed management plans will be available later this summer.

Contact Robert Sweet, nonpoint source grant coordinator, with questions at (517) 284-5520.