High Risk Rural Road Program (HRRR) & Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) – Deadline July 1

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is pleased to announce the solicitation of applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Local Safety Program encompassing the Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP), Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) Systemic, and High-Risk Rural Road (HRRR) programs. The FY 2022 federal budget apportioned for this program is estimated to be $15,000,000:

  • • $7,500,000 for general HSIP, 
  • • $1,500,000 for streamlined systemic HSIP
  • • $6,000,000 for HRRR

These amounts may be subject to revisions. 

Local agencies may submit up to three streamlined systemic applications for consideration.  There is no limit to the number of HSIP and/or HRRR that an agency may submit.  An agency wishing to submit a systemic horizontal curve delineation, rumble strips, edgeline pavement markings, signal backplates, countdown pedestrian signals, or stop controlled intersection sign upgrade project is encouraged to use the HSIP Streamlined Systemic Application Form.  

Federal safety funds shall not exceed a maximum amount of $1,500,000 per Local Agency for the fiscal year.  Any non-selected HRRR projects will be automatically considered for general FY 2022 HSIP safety funds.  Selected projects are to be obligated in FY 2022.

All applications must be submitted electronically by midnight on July 1, 2020.

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High Risk Rural Road Program (HRRR) & Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) – Deadline July 1

Local Bridge Program – Deadline Extended to June 1

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is pleased to announce the solicitation of applications for candidate projects for the Local Bridge Program.  Selected projects will be funded during the 2023 fiscal year (FY). Do not submit projects which cannot be committed to construction within FY 2023.  The applications can be submitted by the local agency owner or their consultant. All bridge applications submitted in previous years that have not been selected for funding have been discarded. The total number of applications from any one local agency is limited to five.

The FY 2023 Local Bridge Program budget is estimated at $50 million. This amount may be subject to revisions. We are asking the County Road Association of Michigan and the Michigan Municipal League to distribute this notice to their member agencies.

All applications must be electronically submitted by Monday, June 1, 2020. All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

A list of all submitted applications will be posted on the Local Bridge Program website by Monday, June 15, 2020.  Local Agencies are responsible to verify that their projects have been received and are on the list.

Contact us if you have questions about your bridges!

Local Bridge Program – Deadline Extended to June 1

Value-Added Agriculture Grants, Deadline Apr. 2

The Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is offering their Value-Added grants again in 2020. Eligible projects include:

  • Food hub development
  • Food access, including access to fresh/nutritional foods
  • Value-added food processing (innovation & equipment; Technical assistance, including feasibility studies that lead to jobs/investment; Outreach and training)

Matching funds of 30% are required. Maximum grant request is $125,000.

Contact us for more information on this program. To learn more about GFA please visit our website at gfa.tc.

Value-Added Agriculture Grants, Deadline Apr. 2

MDOT Local Bridge Program, Deadline May 1

The MDOT Local Bridge program is open and selected projects will be funded during the 2023 fiscal year (FY). All bridge applications submitted in previous years that have not been selected for funding have been discarded. The total number of applications from any one local agency is limited to five.

The FY 2023 Local Bridge Program budget is estimated at $50 million. This amount may be subject to revisions. All applications are to be electronically submitted by agencies or their consultants by Friday, May 1, 2020.

MDOT Local Bridge Program, Deadline May 1

Tribal Heritage Grants, Deadline Mar. 11

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Since 1990, more than $17 million has been awarded to over 460 tribal communities. From the beginning, the program has been shaped by Indian tribes. It focuses on what they are most concerned about protecting: Traditional skills, oral history, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices.

The application period is open! For more information about GFA please visit https://gfa.tc.

Tribal Heritage Grants, Deadline Mar. 11

Infrastructure & Resiliency Grant, Deadline 2/14/20

The grant application period is open for CDBG Infrastructure and Resiliency Grant applications. This grant is available to a select group of low-mod communities through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on behalf of the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF). Criteria are as follows:

A community where 51% of the individuals reside in low to moderate income households.

The community did not receive a 2016 or 2017 ICE Grant or a 2018 Frozen Water Grant AND has a capital improvement plan.

The project will be completed by December 31, 2021

The grant request for traditional infrastructure is between $500,000 and $1,700,000, with up to an additional $300,000 identified as additional costs related to Resiliency/Green Infrastructure water/sewer system improvements

The community has a committed cash match equal to at least 10% of the total project cost. (Special assessments are not allowed.)

The proposed project benefits the entire Low and Moderate Income Community.

The proposed project is located on property owned by the local unit of government and/or only an easement is needed; includes eligible activities for upgrading or replacing an existing public infrastructure system such as water, sewer, and wastewater and any associated infrastructure replacement and associated engineering; includes plans, specs, and a maintenance plan.

Contact us today for more information!

Infrastructure & Resiliency Grant, Deadline 2/14/20

Vehicle Replacement Grants, Deadline Jan. 30

EGLE offers grants for new diesel engines, alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles and equipment

A total of $450,000 is available for clean diesel and alternative fuel engine and equipment replacement projects under a competitive grant request for proposal (RFP) announced today by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).

The 2020-21 Michigan Clean Diesel Program RFP targets efforts to replace old diesel equipment, vehicles, and engines with new diesel, alternative fuel, electric, or hybrid versions. Applicants can be cities, townships and villages; county government agencies; public school districts; private schools; public transit agencies; port authorities; metropolitan planning organizations; nonprofit organizations; or private businesses.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020, and projects must be completed by August 2021 in one of two categories:

  • Vehicle Replacement: Funding may cover up to 25 percent of the cost of eligible diesel vehicle replacements, up to 35 percent of the cost of eligible vehicles that meet the California Air Resource Board’s optional low oxides of nitrogen standards, and up to 45 percent of the cost of an all-electric vehicle replacement. Eligible drayage vehicle replacement may be funded up to 50 percent.
  • Engine Replacement: Funding includes, but is not limited to, replacing diesel engines with an engine certified for use with diesel or an alternative fuel (e.g., compressed natural gas or propane), or a zero tailpipe emissions power source (grid battery or fuel cell). Funding for engine replacement may cover up to 40 percent for diesel or alternative fuel engines; 50 percent for low-nitrogen oxide and up to 60 percent for replacement with zero emission engines.
Vehicle Replacement Grants, Deadline Jan. 30

Restoration Grants, Deadline Jan. 7, 2020

Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (GLFWRA)

Fiscal Year 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity Announced

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting Fiscal Year 2020 project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (Act). The six goals of the Act are:

  1. Restoring and maintaining self-sustaining fish and wildlife resources.
  2. Minimizing the impacts of contaminants on fishery and wildlife resources.
  3. Protecting, maintaining and, where degraded and destroyed, restoring fish and wildlife habitat, including the enhancement and creation of wetlands that result in a net gain in the amount of those habitats.
  4. Stopping illegal activities adversely impacting fishery and wildlife resources.
  5. Restoring threatened and endangered species to viable, self-sustaining levels.
  6. Protecting, managing and conserving migratory birds.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requests interested entities to submit restoration, research and Regional project proposals for the restoration of Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources. The purpose of the Act is to provide assistance to States, Indian Tribes, and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. Supported in part by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, we expect approximately $1.38 million to support projects this fiscal year.

The 2016 Reauthorization of the GLFWRA made some significant additions to allowable non-federal match as it relates to time period, land and conservation easements.

Deadline for proposal submission is Tuesday, January 7, 2020 by 5:00 PM EST.

Restoration Grants, Deadline Jan. 7, 2020

2021 Coastal Management Grants, Deadline Dec. 20

The Coastal Management Program in the Office of the Great Lakes offers grant funds annually for creative projects that further the following objectives:

  • Coastal water dependent uses and community development
  • Managing coastal hazards
  • Protecting and preserving healthy coastal habitats
  • Coastal water
  • Enhancing public access to the Great Lakes

Planning projects can be no less than $10,000 and no greater than $100,000. Site-specific, low-cost construction projects can be no less than $10,000 and no greater than $200,000 – and require a 1:1 match. Local match can be in the form of cash, in-kind services, and other grant funds from non-federal sources. Approx. $700K is available for the program.

Who is eligible to apply?
• Coastal government including cities, counties, villages and townships
• Area-wide agencies including conservation districts, county and regional planning agencies
• Universities and school districts
• Tribal governments
• Nonprofit organizations (non-construction projects only)

Contact us for more information. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

2021 Coastal Management Grants, Deadline Dec. 20

State Farm Good Neighbor Grants, Deadline Oct. 31

Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants

Through company grants, State Farm puts focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development.

Eligible Organizations

Charitable contributions may be awarded to:

  • Educational institutions
  • Programs conducted by Municipal, county, state or federal government entities that align with the State Farm® charitable focus.
  • 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations
  • 501(c)(4) volunteer fire companies
  • 501(c)(6) chambers of commerce

State Farm does not fund:

  • Individuals seeking personal help or scholarships
  • Religious programs
  • Politically partisan programs
  • Organizations outside the U.S.

The 2019 grant application window is closed. The 2019 grant decisions have been communicated to all applicants. Grant applications for 2020 will be available Sunday, September 1, 2019 through Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Safety Grants

State Farm values the importance of keeping our neighbors safe. National and local funding is directed toward:

  • Auto and roadway safety
  • Teen Driver Education
  • Home safety and fire prevention
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster recovery

Community Development

Strong neighborhoods are the foundation of a strong society. We’re committed to maintaining the vibrancy of our communities by assisting nonprofits that support: affordable housing, first time homeowners, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, job training, and small business development. Through community outreach and community development grants and investments, State Farm gives back to the neighborhoods it serves and helps develop stronger neighborhoods by reinvesting in the community. National and local funding is directed toward:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Job training
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Small business Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • First Time Homeownership

Education Grants

Education funding is directed toward initiatives that support:

  • Academic performance improvement programs that impact K-12 students.
  • Education initiatives that more directly support underserved individuals (13 years and older), helping them enroll in post-secondary education and obtain the skills and credentials they need to be successful in today’s workforce.
  • Service-learning programs that provide students opportunities to connect and apply learning skills from classroom to address unmet needs that exist in their community.
  • Teacher development programs.

Applications

The 2019 grant application window is closed. Grant decisions were communicated to all 2019 applicants. The 2020 application window will open on September 1st, 2019.

State Farm Good Neighbor Grants, Deadline Oct. 31