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2024 energy grants open for applications
November 29, 2023
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is committed to increasing energy efficiency and reducing Michigan’s reliance on nonrenewable energy sources. These efforts reduce air pollution and help fight climate change. The following grants are open to applicants across Michigan, to large and small public, private, tribal and/or nonprofit organizations. Any organization that is interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy should check their eligibility and take advantage of these funding opportunities, some of which are one-time offerings.
- $1.2 million available to public, private, or nonprofit entities for deploying publicly available fast-charging electric vehicle stations along the Lake Michigan Circuit. Applications close Jan. 31, 2024.
- $250,000 available to farmers and rural businesses to accelerate renewable energy adoption and increase energy efficiency. Applications close March 3, 2024.
- $250,000 available to small manufacturers to implement process energy efficiency measures. Applications close March 3, 2024.
- $150,000 available to local governments, tribal governments, and other public-service entities for energy-related projects. Applications close March 30, 2024.
- $100,000 available to small businesses for implementing energy efficiency upgrade recommendations following an environmental assessment. Applications close March 3, 2024.
For a select list of more energy-related federal grants for local and tribal governments that are currently open or opening soon, visit EGLE’s Federal Funding Technical Assistance webpage, part of the Catalyst Communities Initiative.
Free grant application support and technical assistance
Michigan local and tribal governments can get one-on-one technical assistance to help identify and apply for grants. Contact Kate Madigan (Kate@KateMadigan.com), a consultant working with EGLE, to learn more.
The Michigan Infrastructure Office also has a Technical Assistance Center that funds communities to directly contract with consultants through their Metropolitan Planning or Economic Development Organizations for grant writing, administration, and other services.
Local governments, tribal governments, or community organizations that need help applying for climate or energy-related funding may be able to acquire free grant writing support and/or technical assistance from 5 Lakes Energy, LLC. Contact Andy Draheim (ADraheim@5LakesEnergy.com), a senior consult at 5 Lakes Energy, LLC, to learn more.