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MAC Grant Services Program 
October 23, 2020
Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program:
Total Funding: $3.6 million
Grant Amount: $25,000 to $400,000
Deadline: December 11, 2020
Match: 10%
Description: This program is designed to address strategic issues of prevention, detection, eradication, and control for both terrestrial invasive species and aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Michigan. Projects must support the overall goals of the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program:
  • Prevent new invasive species introductions.
  • Strengthen statewide invasive species early detection and response network.
  • Limit the dispersal of recently confirmed invasive species.
  • Manage and control widespread, long-established invasive species.

Neighborhood Enhancement Program
Total Program Funding: $2 million
Grant Funding: $25,000 to $75,000
Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Agencies and Local Units of Government that receive a combined total of less than $350,000 in annual CDBG/HOME allocations.
Deadline: December 17, 2020
Match: No match is required.
Description: The program's intent is to fund tangible housing-oriented activities that are: implementation ready; highly visible; impactful to the area and resident's quality of life; and where there is buy-in and demonstrated support within the area and where people are engaged and facilitating change. The funding is designed for innovative, neighborhood housing-oriented activities that benefit area residents. Selection of awards will be made based on population, geographical distribution, area need, and proposed use of the NEP funds. Respondents must be able to mobilize quickly to meet the immediate action response that is desired.

Drinking Water Asset Management Grant
Total Program Funding: $36.5 million
Grant Funding: $1 million
Eligibility: Type I Community Water Supplies and Type II Nontransient Noncommunity Supplies.
Deadline: Applications are due quarterly starting on January 1, 2021.
Match: No match is required.
Description: The DWAM grant is available to assist water supplies in Asset Management Plan (AMP) development or updates, and/or Distribution System Materials Inventory (DSMI) as defined in Michigan's Lead and Copper Rule. Priority will be given to water supplies with a lead or copper Action Level Exceedance (ALE), and to systems with a high percentage of unknown service lines.

Grant funding is restricted to AMP creation/updates and/or DSMI related activities. Eligibility of activities will be project specific and determined on a case-by-case basis by EGLE. Eligible activities under the grant may include:
  • Activities related to AMP updates including asset inventory and condition assessment, level of service, criticality assessment, revenue structure development, and Capital Improvement Planning.
  • Activities related to verification of materials for final DSMI, including potholing/hydrovacing/trenching for inventory/planning purposes.
  • Equipment purchases with acceptable justification, such as computer hardware or software used directly for asset management or materials assessment (i.e., vactor trucks or utility vac air knife/air lance truck if used for potholing). Grant reimbursement for purchase of equipment used for multiple asset types will be limited to 25 percent of the purchase price. If the applicant can provide documentation illustrating the equipment will be shared with a neighboring community, EGLE will consider reimbursement up to 50 percent of the equipment purchase price.
  • Public education efforts related to Lead and Copper Rule implementation.

Drinking Water Asset Management Grant Webinar
Date: November 18, 2020
Location: Virtual meeting
Description: The program is available to assist water supplies in Asset Management Plan development or updates, and/or Distribution System Materials Inventory activities to comply with Michigan's Lead and Copper Rule. This webinar will provide an overview of the grant and streamlined application process, followed by a question and answer session with Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) staff. Information on this grant can be found on the DWAM grant webpage.

Our Grant Services Program responds to the challenges our members face on an ongoing basis for additional resources and operating revenues. This program enlists the assistance of experts willing to provide a variety of services to assist counties with defining grant issues, developing funding strategies, identifying sources of grants or loan funding, and completing grant applications.

If you have any questions about the funding sources listed in this alert,  please contact:
Gabriel Zawadzki
(800) 336-2018 or
Michigan Association of Counties
110 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Tel: (800) 258-1152 or (517) 372-5374
Fax: (517) 482-4599

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