Michigan Municipal League Foundation Launches Water Navigator Service to Help Communities with Water Infrastructure Funding Opportunities
WHAT The Michigan Municipal League Foundation will hold a news conference to launch its new MI Water Navigator program, a new online toolkit to help communities pursue drinking water infrastructure funding opportunities. The program is available to both municipal water systems and private utilities to help them search for and obtain state and federal water infrastructure funding. The MI Water Navigator will also offer a webinar series, how-to application guides, and a platform for engaging with the MI Water Navigator technical assistance team.
WHY Michigan ranks last in the nation for accessing State Revolving Fund (SRF) loans and grants for drinking water and water conservation. Improving the state’s water infrastructure will improve access to clean, accessible, and affordable water, which cuts across the MML’s pillars of Community Wealth Building. The MML Foundation’s mission of Community Wealth Building is based upon the idea that thriving and equitable communities are built upon these essential pillars – Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainability, Public Health, Arts and Culture, Lifelong Learning, and Financial Security. These pillars are bound together by Trust and Belonging.
• Nathan Triplett, Michigan Municipal League Foundation board member, former mayor of East Lansing
• Herasanna Richards, Michigan Municipal League Legislative Associate
• Mark Vanderpool, Sterling Heights City Manager
• Grace Carey, Michigan Municipal League Foundation Program Officer
• Vicki Putala, OHM Advisors, Director of Environmental & Water Resources
For additional information, contact Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League assistant director of strategic communications, at [email protected] and (810) 874-1073.
Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. Learn more at mml.org.