Governor Whitmer’s recent announcement to invest in water infrastructure under Michigan’s Clean Water Plan included $36.5 million for the creation of the Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) grant program. The DWAM grant is available to assist water supplies in Asset Management Plan development or updates, and/or Distribution System Materials Inventory as defined in Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule.
The application and guidance materials are now available on the DWAM webpage. Applications will be scored and processed quarterly and will be accepted continuously until funding is exhausted. Applications received by close of business January 1, 2021 will be considered for the first round of funding. A webinar with specific DWAM guidance is scheduled for 9 a.m. on November 18, 2020.
Details surrounding the other newly announced grant and loan programs are being established. Further information is available on the MI Clean Water Plan webpage.
For questions related to DWAM, email [email protected].
John LaMacchia is the Assistant Director of State and Federal Affairs for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.