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Fund To Focus On Improving Southeastern Michigan Habitats

Amanda Barberena

A competitive grant program is being launched to help reduce flooding from storms and restore unique natural areas in seven southeastern Michigan counties.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation says Monday that the Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund will provide $1.2 million in its first year.

Grants will be awarded to expand green storm water infrastructure and enhance public space, and improve habitat quality, connectivity and accessibility.

The fund is a partnership between ArcelorMittal, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will administer an annual competitive grant solicitation and selection process. Requests for grant proposals are being accepted.

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