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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   
August 28, 2008

Contact:  Robert McCann                                                         
            
                (517) 241-7397 

Applications Sought for $5.2 Million in Water Quality Improvements
Grants

The Department of Environmental Quality has announced the availability
of approximately $5.2 million of state and federal funding for
watershed-based projects.  The DEQ is accepting proposals from local
units of government, nonprofit organizations, and universities, to plan,
implement, and protect Michiganâ??s waters.

The funding opportunities include:

Clean Michigan Initiative - Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants:
Approximately $2 million is anticipated to be available to implement
elements of watershed management plans that have been approved by the
DEQ.  Proposals must include a minimum of 25 percent local match.

Federal Clean Water Act, Section 319(h) - fiscal year 2009:
Approximately $3.2 million is anticipated to be available to develop
watershed management plans meeting the DEQ and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency   criteria, or to implement elements of previously
approved watershed management plans.  Proposals must include a minimum
of 10 percent local match for planning or 25 percent local match for
implementation.

Watershed management plans must be approved by the DEQ on or before
October 22, 2008, to be eligible for implementation funds.  Notices of
Intent are due September 17, 2008.  Full applications from invited
entities are due October 29, 2008.  

Full text of the Request for Proposals, as well as forms and
instructions, can be found on the DEQâ??s Web site
http://www.michigan.gov/deqnps.  This information is also available
from Nancy Steffen, Environmental Science and Services Division, at
517-373-9540.

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â??Protecting Michiganâ??s Environment, Ensuring Michiganâ??s
Futureâ??



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