(g) "Grant" means a nonpoint source pollution prevention and control project grant
funded by the clean Michigan initiative bond.
(h) "In-kind services" means services provided by the grant applicant or its partners
including any of the following:
(i) Salaries and wages of project staff and others working on the project, including
engineering services and volunteers.
(ii)Rent paid for office space, meeting rooms, or other indirect costs associated with the
(iii)The cost of renting or purchasing of equipment, materials, or supplies in excess of
the costs paid for by the grant.
(iv)The costs of collecting and analyzing environmental samples or other environmental
quality measurements to document improvement in water quality.
(v)The costs of installing best management practices or materials donated
for the implementation of best management practices.
(vi)Other resources acceptable by the department.
(i) "Lakewide Management Plan" means a plan developed under the Great Lakes water
quality agreement between Canada and the United States, as amended in 1987.
(j) "Local unit of government" means any of the following entities:
(i) A county, city, village, or township or an agency of a county, city, village, or
(ii)The office of a county drain commissioner.
(iii)A soil conservation district established under part 93 of 1994 PA 451, MCL
324.9301 et seq.
(iv)A watershed council.
(v)A local health department as defined in section 1105 of 1978 PA 368, MCL
(vi)An authority or any other public body created by or under state law.
(k)"Match" means the portion of the total project cost that is to be paid by the applicant
or its partners from public or private funding sources, excluding clean Michigan initiative
funds and federal clean water act funds awarded as grants by the state.
(l)"Nonpoint source pollution" means water pollution from diffuse sources, including
any of the following:
(i)Runoff from precipitation or snowmelt contaminated through contact with pollutants
in the soil or on other surfaces and either infiltrating into the groundwater or being
discharged to surface waters of the State.
(ii)Runoff or wind that causes the erosion of soil into surface waters of the State.
(iii)Stream bank erosion resulting from unstable hydrologic flows.
(m)"Not-for-profit entity" means an entity that is exempt from taxation under section
501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code.
(n)"Physical improvements" means structural or vegetative best management practices
used to control nonpoint source pollution.
(o)"Project contract" means the legally binding agreement between the department and a
recipient of a grant that establishes the terms and conditions of the work to be conducted.
(p)"Remedial action plan" means a plan developed under the Great Lakes water quality
agreement between Canada and the United States, as amended in 1987.