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Local Road Improvement Program

OCTOBER 23, 2020 LRIP UPDATE FROM MARC BRIESE

The Governor signed a bonding bill into law on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, and the bill provides substantial funding for local projects, including $75 million in Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) funds for a competitive solicitation! The bonding bill also includes an additional ~$114 million in earmarked LRIP projects. I plan to send a “selection letter” to each earmark recipient with more information on suggested next steps, info on demonstration of full funding to MMB, and considerations and timing for accessing the funds and executing grant agreements. I plan to send the letters by early November.

The bonding bill that was signed into law includes $75 million for the competitive LRIP program. I will be working with the LRIP advisory committee over the next several months on developing a solicitation, accepting applications, and selecting projects to be funded. I have received commitments from most members of the LRIP advisory committee, but one spot still needs to be finalized. I anticipate releasing a solicitation in December or January, at which time I will inform the counties, cities, and townships.

Note that the previous 2018 solicitation had a $1 million grant cap for counties and state aid cities and a $750,000 cap for townships and non-state aid cities. We will again have a grant cap for this solicitation, though it may not be at the same dollar amounts, so applicants may need to identify additional matching funds from their state aid accounts or other sources. Finally, I would remind potential applicants that we once again will require counties to sponsor projects in townships and non-state aid cities. So townships and non-state aid cities should be in contact with their county engineer on potential applications.

See LRIP PowerPoint for more information on LRIP.

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