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.