- Program Environment
- Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
- Grant Amount $55,000
- Grant Period November 1, 2018–January 31, 2020
- Location Arlington, VA, United States
- Geographic Focus Michigan
About this grant
The Nature Conservancy in Michigan is highly respected as a credible voice for solving complex problems by bridging environment, science, and economic priorities and building necessary partnerships – including with corporate leaders – to achieve policy reform. As the Great Lakes state and being surrounded by four of the five lakes, Michigan’s leadership in solving regional problems is of paramount importance. Like all states and provinces, Michigan faces a water infrastructure financing crisis that will eventually limit the state’s ability to grow and flourish in the decades to come. The Nature Conservancy, working in partnership with Michigan State University, will form an advisory committee and a team of fellows. These two groups will benefit from research from across the U.S. to identify the best methods for financing upgrades to water utilities and will formulate consensus recommendations on the best plan approach for Michigan.