Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants
Grants for structural and vegetative best management practices to restore impaired waters and protect high quality waters in approved watershed management plans. Grants must address specific sources of nonpoint source pollution identified by Michigan's Nonpoint Source Program Plan.
Financial Assessments for Communities
DEQ Revolving Loan staff can evaluate and provide advice on municipal water and wastewater revenue systems. Assessments are free and available to communities across the state. The assessments identify financial problems in the water and wastewater utility and recommend ways to address current problems or avoid potential problems.
Community Pollution Prevention Program
The DEQ provides matching grants to county governments, local health departments, municipalities, and regional planning agencies for community-based pollution prevention (P2) projects that promote local P2 initiatives and that foster partnerships and sustainability. Funding priorities, dollar amounts available, and match requirement are subject to change annually.
EPA Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, Cleanup (ARC) Grants
Local entities may use the funding received from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s ARC grants for assessment and cleanup at eligible hazardous substances and petroleum-impacted brownfield sites within their jurisdictions or service areas. Assessments can be conducted on suspected or contaminated brownfield sites. Cleanup can also be undertaken at contaminated brownfield sites. Revolving Loan Funds may be disbursed to eligible borrowers or sub-grantees. The EPA ARC grants are used to facilitate the redevelopment of brownfield sites to generate new tax revenue and create jobs.
Coastal Zone Management Program
The Office of the Great Lakes, Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program protects, restores, creates and enhances public access to the Great Lakes. The CZM Program awards grants to coastal communities to develop vibrant and resilient coastal communities by protecting and restoring sensitive coastal resources and biologically diverse ecosystems, and developing coastal recreation and tourism opportunities. Funding priorities, deadlines, and grant amounts may change from year to year. Generally, grant projects must provide public access to the Great Lakes, protect coastal habitats or water quality, or plan and develop coastal community assets. A local match is required.
Non-motorized Technical Assistance
MDOT is working to create better, safer roadways for all users by providing a variety of services and information supporting recreational cycling and bicycle commuting. Road and trail bike maps are available and bicyclists are urged to prepare their own assessment of traffic, roads, and trails, and plan routes appropriate to their riding skills.
Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF)
A program intended to fund transportation improvements that enhance the ability of the state to compete in an international economy, promote economic growth and improve the quality of life in the state. C provides for the distribution of money to counties and municipalities through three formula and two grant programs - Category A and Category F. Eligible applicants are county road commissions, MDOT (Category A only), cities, and villages. Applications for Category A are accepted year round with grant awards made up to six times a year. Applications for Category F are accepted once a year during an annual call-for-projects.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
An international movement to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need for good health. Eligible recipients include schools, cities, villages, and county road commissions. Nonprofit organizations can partner with eligible applicants.
State Infrastructure Bank (SIB)
A low-interest loan program available to any Act 51 public entity (county road commissions, cities, villages, or MDOT) for eligible transportation projects. Often used to complement traditional funding techniques and serves as a tool to meet urgent project financing demands.