DEQ: Water Quality Improvement Grants Available (USA)

Water Quality Improvement Grants Available

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking grant applications for water quality projects that restore and protect Michigan’s wetlands, lakes and streams.

About $2.6 million from state and federal funding is available, and units of government, nonprofit organizations and universities are eligible to apply.

The funding opportunities include:

• Federal Clean Water Act, Section 319: About $2.1 million is available to implement priority recommendations of watershed management plans previously approved by the DEQ;

• Clean Michigan Initiative – Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants: About $500,000 is available to fund the installation of best management practices in critical areas identified in watershed management plans approved by the DEQ.

Proposals for either project must include a minimum 25 percent local match.

Notices of Intent are due Aug. 20, and full applications from invited entities are due Oct. 17.


Press Release, August 6, 2014