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Grid Resiliency

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Section 40101(d) - Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resiliency of the the Electric Grid Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes will provide funding to States and Indian Tribes to improve resilience and to enhance the reliability to their electric grids. 

Michigan will receive a total of roughly $38 million in Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the of the Electric Grid Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes funding through 5 years. The Grid Resiliency Program aligns with the MI Healthy Climate Plan to clean the Grid. 

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is working in partnership with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to prepare a grant application for Section 40101(d) funds on behalf of the State of Michigan. This application lays out the objectives of Michigan's' grid resilience grant program, criteria for sub-awarding funds to eligible entities, as well as methods for distributing funds. 


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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be physically located in Michigan and on the of the following:

  • Investor-Own Utilities (IOU)
  • Cooperative Utilities
  • Municipality Utilities
  • Other eligible entities (OEE) include an electricity storage operator, transmission owner or operator, fuel supplier and any other relevant entity, as determined by the Secretary of the Department of Energy. 

Funding Amount

A minimum of $16,353,094 in funding is expected to be available for the first two years of the project; 50 percent of the funding will be available for large operators and the other 50 percent will be available for the small operators. All grant agreements require large operators that sell more than 4 TWh of electricity per year, to provide a minimum 100 percent match of the total requested grant funds. For small operators that sell less than 4 TWh or electricity per year, are required to provide a minimum of 33 percent of the total requested grant funds. 

Awardee Obligations

  • Sample Agreement
    • Must adhere to federal regulations such as: National Environment Protection Act (NEPA), Build America Buy America (BABA), and Davis-Bacon. 
  • Monthly progress updates via phone and email with program manager as needed. 
  • Report impacts addressing potential energy and cost savings. 
  • Provide documentation of project expenditures (i.e. invoices and proof of payment).
  • Submit payment request within 30 days of completing the project / activity. 
  • One-year follow-up survey on continued impacts of implemented project / activity. 


Public Hearing:

November 10, 2022

Application Posting Date:

June 2023 (tentative, pending DOE approval)

Application Deadline:

Mid July 2023

Start Date of Projects:

Effective date of Grant Agreement (dependent on application date and approval process) October 2023

End Date of Projects:

September 2025

Deadline for Payment Submission:

September 30, 2025


Application Documents - Coming Soon! 

Additional Information

Recording of Public Meeting

Public Meeting Presentation

Department of Energy - Grid Deployment Office

Grid Security and Reliability Best Practices

MI Power Grid