Michigan Non-Point Source Grant Program, July 20-Aug. 17

The DEQ anticipates that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released in late July.  Up to $4.3 million in state and federal funding will be available for nonpoint source control projects that implement priority recommendations in approved watershed management plans.  Final funding amounts will be determined through the State and federal budget processes.  The application and award process will be similar to previous years (FY16 RFP information available here).  We strongly suggest that applicants consult with NPS staff as they work with partners and stakeholders to develop potential projects.  To be eligible for funding, unapproved watershed management plans must have been submitted by February 20, 2016 and must be approved by the DEQ on or before July 20, 2016.

Draft guidance documents are available below to facilitate project development and for planning purposes.  This information is subject to change.  Final information will be included in the full RFP scheduled for release on or about July 20, 2016.

Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofits and units of government that can supply proof of a successful audit at the time of the application.  Nonprofits are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as regional planning agencies and Michigan colleges or universities.  Units of government include state agencies, county, city, township, and village entities.  Entities that cannot provide audit proof will be deemed ineligible.  No fiduciary arrangements will be allowed.

Eligible watersheds are watersheds covered by a watershed management plan approved as meeting state and federal guidance.

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

Michigan Non-Point Source Grant Program, July 20-Aug. 17

MDEQ Non-Point Source Water Quality Grants, Deadline Aug. 12

The DEQ is making available about $4.2 million of state and federal funding for water quality projects that restore and protect Michigan’s lakes, streams and wetlands by controlling polluted runoff. State and local governments, nonprofits, and colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

The funding opportunities include:

• Clean Michigan Initiative – Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants: About $2 million is available to fund the installation of best management practices in critical areas identified in watershed management plans approved by the DEQ. Proposals must include a minimum of 25 percent local match.

• Federal Clean Water Act, Section 319: About $2.2 million is available to implement priority recommendations of DEQ-approved watershed management plans. Proposals must include a minimum of 25 percent local match.

Notices of Intent are due Aug. 12, and full applications from invited entities are due Oct. 9. Contact us for more information.

MDEQ Non-Point Source Water Quality Grants, Deadline Aug. 12