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Charge Up Michigan Program

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Charge Up Michigan Program

The Charge Up Michigan Program is an EV Charger Placement project that aims to build the infrastructure for DC fast charging stations in the state of Michigan to ensure feasibility of all long distance trips for electric vehicle (EV) users, within the state, and also to neighboring states and Canada. To achieve this, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and partners (electric utilities and applicant) will provide funding for qualified DCFC EV charging equipment, site preparation, equipment installation, networking fees and signage.


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Eligibility Requirements

Public or private organizations that can host publicly accessible charging stations, can fulfill program priorities, and are enrolled in a utility rebate program are eligible to apply for this grant.

Program Priorities

Project selection is based on Michigan State University's Electric Vehicle Charger Placement Optimization in Michigan: Phase I - Highways and Full Tourism Report, which predicted the optimal number and placement of DC fast chargers to provide bare-bone charging infrastructure throughout the state.

We have already funded a number of projects and plan to prioritize the remainder of our funding on projects that cover unfilled "nodes." 
The Michigan Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Programs Map "Charge Up Michigan" layer shows which nodes are still eligible for funding

Funding Amount

The grant amount will be the lesser of 33.3% of the total cost or a direct match of the amount the electric utility is paying, up to $70,000, and can only be used for eligible EV charging equipment.

Grant awards will be distributed on a reimbursement basis only, meaning grantees must pay project costs in full prior to receiving funds from EGLE. EGLE will reimburse grantees their award amount once proper invoices, receipts, and proof of payments have been received and reviewed. 

Awardee Obligations 

  • Charge Up Michigan Sample Grant Agreement and Appendix
  • Provide monthly progress updates via email to the program coordinator as needed
  • Report charging session metrics
  • Provide documentation of project expenditures (e.g., invoices, receipts, and proof of payments)
  • Submit payment request via email to the program coordinator within 30 days of completing the project


EGLE will accept and process applications on a first come, first serve basis until funding is exhausted.

Preparing Your Application 

There are several steps an applicant needs to take prior to submitting an application to this program, including: 

Application Documents 

Additional Resources