The Nonpoint Source Program is requesting proposals to develop or update watershed management plans that will restore impaired waters and protect high quality waters. About $180,000 is available and selected projects will be awarded funding this December. Full applications are due Tuesday, September 1, 2015, no pre-proposal or Notice of Intent is required. Funded projects must result in a watershed management plan approvable under both State and federal criteria.
The full text of the Request for Proposals including eligibility criteria, priorities, and the required forms and instructions, can be found at: http://www.michigan.gov/nps under “Grant Applicant Information”. A separate Request for Proposals offering $4.2 million for projects implementing approved watershed management plans is also available at this site.
The DEQ’s Nonpoint Source Program staff will be hosting a Webinar Tuesday, August 11, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST to discuss the grant application schedule, priorities, eligibility, and watershed planning requirements. Registration for the webinar is open to all interested stakeholders and is available at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5862280807685560322.