The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will begin accepting applications from communities interested in creating outdoor recreational opportunities next week.
In March, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law the Building Michigan Together Plan, a program that will invest nearly $5 billion in state infrastructure.
Part of this plan includes Michigan Spark Grants, which allow communities to build or renovate public recreation facilities.
Local governments, statewide organizations, and federally designated tribes can apply for grants of up to $15 million in the first round.
The application process begins on Monday October 24th, with the first round expected to be awarded in the week of January 30th.
Applications for the first round of grants must be submitted by December 19th.