- Program Environment
- Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
- Grant Amount $400,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2019–December 31, 2020
- Location Lansing, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus Michigan
About this grant
Founded in 1980, the Michigan Environmental Council is one of Michigan’s premier voices in Lansing for protection of the Great Lakes and Michigan’s environment. With prior support, the grantee focused on drinking water in the wake of Flint’s water crisis, interviewed local and national experts, performed background research, created a drinking water tool kit, and a new drinking water framework. They remain active on critical state policy discussions including a new lead and copper rule and funding for water infrastructure. With this renewal grant, the grantee will organize its work to make water governance transparent and accountable, compile maps and data to raise awareness of drinking water problems and solutions, seek policy and funding improvements to protect the Great Lakes, and seek to elevate water as a high-priority topic for Michigan residents.