- Program Environment
- Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
- Grant Amount $350,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2017–December 31, 2018
- Location Lansing, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus Michigan
About this grant
Founded in 1980, Michigan Environmental Council is a statewide environmental nonprofit organization based in Lansing. With prior Mott support, the grantee helped implement the Great Lakes Compact, the Clean Water Act, and other freshwater policies that protect and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem. In light of Flint’s drinking water crisis, the grantee also examined ways to update its freshwater protection programs to address the types of water infrastructure challenges facing Michigan’s older industrialized cities. With renewed support, the grantee will continue its focus on reforming and implementing freshwater policies while also developing new, integrated approaches to addressing the safety, efficiency, and affordability of drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater systems at the municipal level.