Due to recent events related to the COVID-19 virus, the WMSRDC office will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020. Staff are working remotely and are available via email and phone.
If you have any questions, please contact Erin Kuhn, Executive Director or the WMSRDC staff member you normally work with.
Stay safe and healthy.
To: WMSRDC Contractors/Consultants/Sub-recipients
From: Erin Kuhn, Executive Director
Date: March 23, 2020
Regarding: Michigan Executive Order 2020-21 Stay Home, Stay Safe
In order to comply with the recently signed Michigan Executive Order 2020-21, Stay Home, Stay Safe, the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) is not requiring Consultants, Construction Contractors or Sub-recipients to conduct any work that cannot comply.
If your company has designated critical infrastructure workers and has developed the required written documentation for employees to perform their jobs as critical infrastructure workers (see executive order), please send WMSRDC the appropriate documentation for our review.
WMSRDC will continue to follow the direction of Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the CDC as these unprecedented events unfold.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this situation.
More information to come!
Who Ya Gonna Call?
If reporting an environmental emergency, spill or release involving water, groundwater, wetlands, oil, land or air, please contact the PEAS Hotline immediately (24/7): State of Michigan EGLE Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) Hotline: 800-292-4706
Many incidents also warrant reporting to the federal National Response Center which serves the U.S. EPA and the U. S. Coast Guard: Federal NRC hotline: 800-424-8802
The NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) has released a short, animated video that highlights the multiple roles that regional development organizations (RDOs), like WMSRDC, play in fostering and strengthening resilience in their regions. Because no part of the country is immune from shocks and disruptions, RDOs, like WMSRDC, everywhere have the responsibility to step up and be agents of resilience in their communities and regions. Often, this work is “behind the scenes,” such as collecting and analyzing regional data, bringing together key stakeholders to plan, and accessing funding to support projects and initiatives.
MDEQ Clean Water Infrastructure Funding
State Revolving Fund (SRF) and Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF)
The SRF and DWRF provide communities with low-interest loans for planning, design and construction of wastewater, nonpoint source pollution control and drinking water system projects.
Interest rates range between 2 to 3 percent
Project plans are due by May 1st (drinking water) or July 1st (wastewater and nonpoint source)
Note – Projects can include green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative activities.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation
for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information
(e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State
or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech
disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally,
program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter
addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request
a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.