LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is accepting proposals for grants that would support removals or upgrades of dams.

The department says it will award $350,000 next year for projects targeting dams that are abandoned, unused or hazardous. Since the Dam Management Grant Program started five years ago, it has allocated more than $6.75 million to 19 projects.

Local and state government agencies, nonprofit groups and individuals can seek financial assistance for dam infrastructure work. The DNR says projects it looks for candidates that enhance aquatic resources and fishing opportunities while improving public safety.

Applications can be submitted through Nov. 13. For more information, visit the DNR’s website .