Governor’s Infrastructure & Environment Week Recap

Last week Governor Snyder followed up his January State of the State address with daily, detailed announcements on each of the proposals from his speech.

Each day featured one of the Governor’s priority areas of infrastructure and the environment.  See the attached documents to learn more about what was announced.

Monday’s topic was Ubiquitous Broadband Access and Adoption.  You can read more about this here: Monday.Broadband

Tuesday’s topic was Renewing our Environment.  This proposal was announced as a replacement for the former Clean MI Initiative bonds and would replace the former bond proceeds with an increase in solid waste tipping fees, up to $4.75/ton.  More information regarding this initiative can be found here:

Renew Michigan’s Environment;



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Wednesday covered Protecting our Waterways, along with this web site to help bolster this initiative (

Thursday’s topic was Rebuilding Michigan’s Water Infrastructure.  This proposal is centered around a $5/resident user fee on public water systems.  Find out more details about this here:


Rebuild MI Water Infrastructure;


Friday covered Protecting our Environment and Achieving our Recycling Rate Goals. Find out more here: Friday.Recycling

John LaMacchia is the Assistant Director of State and Federal Affairs for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He can be reached at or 517-908-0303.




CGAP Application Available now!

The FY 2018 Competitive Grant Assistance Program (CGAP) application is now available here! There is approximately $3.7 million available to award in CGAP funding.

Applications are due to the Michigan Department of Treasury by March 2, 2018.  The grant panel will begin reviewing submitted applications in early March and Qualified grants may be awarded on a rolling basis.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

NLC Congressional City Conference

Join city leaders from across the country at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference as we advocate together for the priorities of cities. With new players on the Hill and in the White House, this year it’s more important than ever to make your voice heard on behalf of your community. Washington, D.C., March 11-15. Get the details.