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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.

Contact

Jessica Crawford
CrawfordJ15@Michigan.gov
517-231-1051

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 barebone 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 Charge Up Michigan Map 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 

Timeline

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