August 6, 2014 at 6:48 am

Michigan seeks applications for water quality grants

Lansing The state is seeking grant applications for Michigan water quality projects.

The Department of Environmental Quality says about $2.6 million in funding is available and that projects must restore and protect wetlands, lakes and streams.

Governmental units, nonprofits and universities are eligible to apply for the grants.

About $2.1 million in funding is available for watershed maintenance plans previously approved by the Department of Environmental Quality. Another $500,000 can be used to fund installation of best management practices in critical areas identified in approved watershed management plans.

Proposals must include a minimum 25 percent local match. Notices of intent are due Aug. 20. Full applications from invited entities are due Oct. 17.