Calling all lake associations, watershed groups, local or tribal units of government, and non-profits – organizations dedicated to the protection of our waterways can now apply for the 2024 Michigan Clean Boats, Clean Waters grant program! This program is focused on protecting Michigan’s waters from aquatic invasive species and conducting outreach and education to boaters. This year, up to $35,000 is available to engage the Michigan boating community in invasive species prevention actions.

Grants can be used for a variety of activities including signage, invasive species removal supplies such as plant removal tools, sponges and towels, and running educational booths and presentations with handouts and brochures. Funding requests can range up to $3,000 and do not require local match or cost sharing. This is a competitive funding opportunity and complete applications will be ranked based on group eligibility, project significance, anticipated outcomes, and target audiences. Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) and organizations with a statewide impact are highly encouraged to support local groups or pursue Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program funds to perform boater outreach activities. Applications are due January 19th, 2024.

Further information can be found on the CBCW Grant webpage.

Questions about the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program can be directed to Kelsey Bockelman.

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November 2023 Newsletter - available to read here!