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LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) announced a $4 million grant program available to municipal airport operators to support monitoring and testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the grant program.

Eligible applicants are current or former Partmunic 139 commercial service airports in Michigan that have used or are suspected to have used Class B Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.

Federal, state and military aviation facilities are not eligible for the grant funding. Co-located municipal airport operations can apply.

Grant applications are due May 29. Grant recipients will be announced in July and range from $50,000 to $250,000…”