Michigan Department of Transportation—Per- and Poly- Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Grant Programs

Per-and-Poly-Fluoroalkyl substances have been classified as contaminates by the Environmental Protection Agency. When it was found that these materials were used widely in different industries, the state decided to take action.  In February 2019, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order that created the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, known as MPART. MPART and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)’s Office of Aeronautics led the first nation-wide grant program to eliminate the release of contaminates by coordinating with industries to secure the funds to deploy foam testing systems. This program has allowed MDOT, the state, and MPART to make significant changes to address environmental concerns – putting the health and safety of residents first.