State accepting proposals for $4M in water funds

LANSING (AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources and Environment is accepting proposals for projects to restore and protect Michigan wetlands, lakes and streams.

The department recently announced that about $4 million in state and federal funding is available for watershed-based projects. State and local units of government, nonprofit organizations and universities may apply.

Funding opportunities include about $1 million in Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants related to the Clean Michigan Initiative. And about $3 million in Federal Clean Water Act money is expected to be available.

Full applications are due Oct. 25. Details are on the DNRE's website.

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Online:

Nonpoint Source Program: http://www.michigan.gov/nps

Published: Tue, Oct 12, 2010

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