Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Grants Available for 2011
Michigan –-(Ammoland.com)- The Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) and the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) announced today the release of the 2011 grant application package for Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program (VRSCCP).
A total of $25,000 is available under the program for fiscal year 2011, with funding provided by the DNRE through fees collected from the sale of the state’s water quality protection license plates. The application deadline for the Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program is 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.
The Michigan VRSCCP provides small grants to local units of government to help clean up and improve Michigan’s rivers, streams, and creeks. Local units of government may partner with nonprofit organizations or other volunteer groups to carry out the cleanups. There is a minimum local match requirement of 25 percent of the total project costs.
The Grant Application Package is available at www.glc.org/streamclean/app11. Applications will be reviewed and assessed by the DNRE and the GLC staff, with final decisions anticipated by late April 2011.
Questions regarding the grant application package can be directed to Laura Kaminski at the GLC by calling 734-971-9135 or emailing [email protected].
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is committed to the conservation, protection, management, and accessible use and enjoyment of the state’s environment, natural resources, and related economic interests for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnre.