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Federal Funding Technical Assistance

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is partnering with 5 Lakes Energy to offer webinars and technical assistance to support local and tribal governments who seek to access federal funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) (also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act [IIJA]) and soon the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).


Kate Madigan, Kate Madigan Consulting

Jessica Crawford, EGLE


Webinar 3: Federal Funding Success Stories for Local and Tribal Government (recorded 10/13/22, 97 min) | Webinar 3 Slides
This webinar features communities and tribes using federal grants to fund climate and energy projects and discusses new funding opportunities, lessons learned, and tips on federal grants.

Webinar 2: How to Plan For, Apply For, and Manage Federal Grants (recorded 9/28/22, 87 min) | Webinar 2 Slides
This webinar focuses on how communities can identify priority projects and plan for funding, how to apply for federal grants using, and how to manage and report on grants that are awarded.

Webinar 1: Understanding IIJA: How Local & Tribal Governments Can Access Federal Funding (recorded 9/21/22, 62 min) | Webinar 1 Slides
This webinar provides an overview of IIJA, IRA, and the Justice 40 Initiative, goes over some promising grants programs, and shares resources and technical assistance that are available.

Technical Assistance

Michigan local governments and tribes will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with industry consultants to get assistance with identifying and applying for grants. Contact Kate Madigan, a consultant working on behalf of 5 Lakes Energy, to learn more. Spots are extremely limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Name of Grant Status Agency Total Amount Dates
Renew America's Schools - Energy Improvements at Public K-12 School Facilities Deadline soon U.S. Dept. of Energy $80 million Closes 1/26/2023
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program* Deadline soon U.S. FEMA $3.5 billion Closes 1/27/2023
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program* Deadline soon U.S. FEMA $1 billion Closes 1/27/2023
Clean Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal Lands Open U.S. Dept. of Energy $20 million Closes 2/9/2023
Powering Unelectrified Tribal Building(s) Open U.S. Dept. of Energy $15 million Closes 2/23/2023
Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant Program Open U.S. Dept. of Transportation $7.5 billion Closes 2/28/2023
Energy Storage Demonstration and Pilot Grant Program Opening soon U.S. Office of CED $355 million Expected to open Q4 2022
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Opening soon U.S. Dept. of Energy $550 million Expected to open Q1 2023
Charging and Fueling Infrastructure - Community Charging and Corridor Charging Grants Opening soon Federal Hwy Administration $2.5 billion Expected to open Q2 2023

*Local governments and federally recognized tribal governments (who choose to apply as sub-applicants) are considered sub-applicants and must apply with state/tribal applicant agencies.


Additional Resources

  • Catalyst Communities Initiative
  • Catalyst Communities Webinars
  • Michigan Green Communities
  • Catalyst Leadership Circle and Fellowship
  • ServeMICity
  • IIJA Funding Tracker for Local Governments and Tribes
  • Local Infrastructure Hub Search Tool
  • Local Infrastructure Hub Grant Application Bootcamp
  • Implementing Infrastructure Investments at the County Level: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
  • A Guidebook to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook
  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Programs
  • A Guidebook to the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Inflation Reduction Act Savings Calculator
  • Legislative Analysis for Counties: The Inflation Reduction Act
  • Climate Policy Portal *Invite Code: EFGamma22