DEQ Accepting Applications for Fiscal Year 2024 Agricultural Best Management Practices Grants

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DEQ Accepting Applications for Fiscal Year 2024 Agricultural Best Management Practices Grants

DEQ Accepting Applications for Fiscal Year 2024 Agricultural Best Management Practices Grants

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP) Grants. This grant program provides funding to Michigan farmers for projects that help protect and improve the state’s water resources.

The BMP Grant Program is designed to encourage farmers to implement practices that reduce the amount of pollutants entering Michigan’s surface and groundwater. Examples of eligible projects include installing cover crops, implementing conservation tillage, and implementing nutrient management plans. The grant program also encourages farmers to adopt practices that reduce soil erosion and improve soil health.

The grant program is open to all Michigan farmers, including those who are part of a cooperative or a limited liability company. Applicants must demonstrate that their proposed project will have a positive impact on water quality and that they have the necessary resources to implement the project.

The maximum grant award is $50,000 per applicant. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2024. Applications must be submitted online through EGLE’s grant portal.

The BMP Grant Program is an important tool for protecting Michigan’s water resources. By encouraging farmers to implement practices that reduce pollutants entering our waterways, we can ensure that our state’s water remains clean and safe for generations to come.

If you are a Michigan farmer interested in applying for the BMP Grant Program, please visit EGLE’s website for more information.

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