Resources & Research

U.S. Department of Transportation IIJA funding in Michigan

Learn about the impact on Michigan with a list of related grant opportunities becoming available to state and local governments.

To learn more visit our MML blog related to the New Infrastructure Act.

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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

Deadline: Rolling – final deadline September 30, 2023, unless funds are depleted prior to that date. This is a temporary emergency program to help low-income households pay overdue water and wastewater bills. Michigan received emergency funding from Congress to administer this program that is available to low-income homeowners or renters. Funding is administered through Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to Community Action Agencies (CAAs) statewide.

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MML blog related to the LIHWAP

MDHHS Provides Information on Low-income Households Water Assistance Program.

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MDHHS – Low-income Households Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) (

For more information on the program please visit the MDHHS website.

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US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Water and Environment Programs

Deadline: various

Through Rural Utilities Service Water and Environmental Programs (WEP), rural communities obtain the technical assistance and financing necessary to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems. Several different grant programs are available to rural communities.

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Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Recycling Education Assistance Grants

Now Available for Small Communities until October 2022, but potential grantees are encouraged to apply early while supporting funds are available.

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MML blog

Visit our MML blog related to Recycling Education Assistance Grants.

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Department of Energy Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) funding opportunity

Deadline: May 26, 2022 for concept papers, July 25 full proposals

$25 million in funding for projects to enable communities to utilize solar and solar-plus-storage to prevent disruptions in power caused by extreme weather and other events, and to rapidly restore electricity if it goes down.

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US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grants in Michigan

Deadline: open

This program provides funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities with extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.

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National Opioid Settlement

State, county, and local governments are slated to receive funds from the national opioid settlement soon. Read about it in our MML blog.

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Live with the League

Discussion of Revitalization and Placemaking (RAP) Program – Feb. 7, 2022

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Take Action on Opioid Settlement Funds

Webinar by MML and Michigan Attorney General’s Office – Dec. 8, 2021

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Live with the League

Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – Nov. 15, 2021

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American Rescue Plan Funding Is on the Way: Learn How to Access it and Maximize it

Webinar by MML and MAC – July 15, 2021

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Live with the League

ARP Discussion with Treasury – Oct 5, 2021

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Michigan Municipal League Coronavirus Resource Page, league-resource-documents state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
MML blog on Treasury Final Rule, league-resource-documents state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
Coronavirus Relief Local Government Grants Reporting Due Dates Cheat Sheet, league-resource-documents state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
U.S. Treasury Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery (CSLFR) Funds Website, federal-laws-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), federal-laws-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
U.S. Treasury Final ARPA Rule Overview., federal-laws-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
U.S. Treasury ARPA/CSLFR Frequently Asked Questions, federal-laws-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
U.S. Treasury ARP/CSLFR Guidance on NEUs, federal-laws-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
ARPA Allocations by Metropolitan Cities, federal-laws-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
ARPA Allocations by Counties, federal-laws-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
NEU ARPA Allocation Amounts by Local Unit (Excel), federal-laws-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
White House Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Guidebook, federal-laws-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
Michigan Department of Treasury American Rescue Plan Act

Resource Page

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Michigan Department of Treasury American Rescue Plan Act

Numbered Letter 2021-3 – Revenue and Expenditure Recognition

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Michigan Department of Treasury American Rescue Plan Act

Numbered Letter 2021-5 – Top-Line Budget Definition

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National League of Cities COVID-19 Resource Page, other-guidance-and-resources state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-guidance
Michigan Municipal League Plan and Manage Your ARP Resources Like a Protoolkits-and-planning-resources
National League of Cities Local Government ARPA Investment Trackertoolkits-and-planning-resources
NLC Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Playbooktoolkits-and-planning-resources
Nowak Metro Finance Lab Guide for Locals on IIJA Investmenttoolkits-and-planning-resources
Toolkit from U.S. Department of Transportation to Help Rural Communities Build Out Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructuretoolkits-and-planning-resources
ARPA Funds Best Practices for Small Communitiestoolkits-and-planning-resources
Best Infrastructure Grants for Small Cities

NLC article that summarizes the six best federal infrastructure grants for small cities.

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Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program, US DOT

Support for local safety planning and safety implementation projects like improving pedestrian or school crossings, updating traffic and street lights, or separating bike lanes. This program provides $5 billion over the next five years in direct support of local governments. Deadline is September 15, 2022.

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Enabling Middle Mile Broadband

The Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program provides funding for this vital part of our nation’s high-speed network. With $1 billion in funding, the program will reduce the cost of bringing high-speed internet to unserved and underserved communities. Deadline is September 30, 2022.

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National League of Cities (NLC) Local Infrastructure Hub

Funded with support from over a dozen philanthropies, the NLC’s Local Infrastructure Hub helps local leaders navigate and understand the large quantities of information from the federal government on the nearly 400 funding opportunities available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. And it will help cities and towns develop competitive funding applications that are most likely to be awarded federal grants. There will be a special focus on helping traditionally underserved cities and towns.

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