Water Energy Nexus Program - Closed

The US government has estimated that 16 percent of the nation’s water supply is lost from leaky water mains.   Those water leaks amount to a significant energy loss from the pumping, treatment of the water in the drinking water system.  There are many lead service lines in service in Michigan.  In addition to the health concerns associated with lead water lines, these lines are reaching the end of their useful lives which is resulting in many water leaks.  These lead service lines represent a significant opportunity for energy savings while also improving the health of residents that are served by these lead service lines.

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Eligibility Requirement: Any organization is eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Funding Amount: A total of $25,000 is expected to be made available for this funding opportunity.

Awardee Obligations:

  • Sample Agreement
  • Meetings – minimum of monthly meetings with grant manager (in-person or by phone).
  • Reporting – monthly progress reports and a final report on the project deliverables.
  • Payment Requests – financial status report supported by invoices, timesheets, receipts, and other supporting documentation as needed, no less than bi-monthly.

Tentative Timeline:

  • December 4, 2020        Solicitation Release Date & Posting
  • December 11, 2020       Questions Due Regarding Posting
  • December 15, 2020       Changes and Responses to Questions
  • December 18, 2020       Proposals Due
  • February 1, 2021           Anticipated Start Date of Grant Period
  • September 30, 2021      End of Grant Period

Questions and Answers:

Please direct all questions regarding this solicitation to Jake Wilkinson at wilkinsonj8@michigan.gov.