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Federal Funding Technical Assistance
Open and Upcoming Federal Grant Opportunities
See the list below for current energy related federal funding opportunities that local and tribal governments are eligible to apply for directly.
EGLE will also be applying for energy related BIL and IRA funds to pass-through to Michigan local governments, tribes, businesses, residents, and others. A list of these pass-through funding opportunities can be viewed on the EGLE BIL and IRA Funding Webpage.
|Name of Grant||Legislation||Purpose||Agency||Total Amount||Dates|
|Rural Energy For America Program||IRA||Grants and loans for rural agricultural producers, small businesses, cooperatives, and tribal or governmental electric utilities for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Rural is defined as populations of 50,000 or less.||U.S. Dept. of Agriculture||$1.055 billion||Closes 9/30/2023 and every end of quarter through 2024|
|Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program||CHIPS and Science Act||Competitive grants for workforce development in distressed communities where prime age (25-54 years) employment significantly trails the national average, to connect people to jobs. See the Recompete Eligibility Mapping Tool to identify eligible communities.||U.S. Economic Development Administration||$200 million||Closes 10/5/2023|
|Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning||BIL||Competitive grants for site specific and comprehensive land use and transportation planning that improves public transit.||U.S. Dept. of Transportation||$13.4 million||Closes 10/10/2023|
|Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART)||BIL||Competitive grants for demonstration projects focused on advanced smart community technologies and systems to improve transportation efficiency and safety.||U.S. Dept. of Transportation||$100 million||Closes 10/10/2023|
|Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund - National Clean Investment Fund||IRA||Competitive grants to fund several national clean financing institutions that can provide accessible, affordable financing for tens of thousands of clean technology projects across the country.||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||$14 billion||Closes 10/12/2023|
|Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund - Clean Communities Investment Center||IRA||Competitive grants to fund several non-profits to build the clean financing capacity of local community lenders working in low-income and disadvantaged communities.||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||$6 billion||Closes 10/12/2023|
|Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program||N/A||Funding for tribes for planning or implementation projects that address the unique impacts of climate change affecting vulnerable tribal communities.||U.S. Dept. of Interior||$120 million||Closes 10/13/2023|
|The Green and Resilient Retrofit Program - Leading Edge||IRA||Grants and loans for eligible HUD-assisted multifamily properties with ambitious plans involving carbon reduction, renewable energy generation, use of building materials with lower embodied carbon, and resilience goals through achieving an advanced green certification.||U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)||$400 million||Closes 10/31/2023|
|High Energy Cost Grants||N/A||Competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs (i.e., annual residential energy costs that exceed 275% national average). Funds may be used for renewable energy generation, energy efficiency and conservation, transmission, or distribution.||
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
|$10 million||Closes 10/31/2023|
|Transmission Siting and Economic Development Grant Program||IRA||Competitive grants to expand electric transmission through siting and permitting, and invest in economic development in communities affected by interstate or offshore transmission projects.
||U.S. Dept. of Energy||$300 million||Concept papers due 10/31/2023|
|Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator||BIL||Competitive grants to repair or replace broken or non-operational electric vehicle chargers and improve reliability of existing electric vehicle charging infrastructure.||U.S. Dept. of Transportation||$100 million||Closes 11/13/2023|
|Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants||BIL/IRA||Competitive grants to support transformational habitat restoration projects that restore marine, estuarine, coastal, or Great Lakes ecosystems, using approaches that enhance community and ecosystem resilience to climate hazards.||NOAA||$240 million||Closes 11/17/2023|
|Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Tribes and Underserved Communities||BIL/IRA||Competitive grants to support community-driven coastal habitat restoration and climate resilience projects and build the capacity of tribes and underserved communities to more fully participate in restoration activities.||NOAA||$45 million||Closes 12/19/2023|
|Climate-Ready Workforce for Coastal States and Territories Competition||IRA||Competitive grants and technical assistance for communities in coastal and Great Lakes states so they may form partnerships that train workers and place them into jobs that enhance climate resilience. Tribes, local governments, non-profits, and higher education institutions are eligible.||NOAA & U.S. Dept. of Commerce||$50 million||Closes 2/13/2024|
|Climate Pollution Reduction – Implementation Grants||IRA||Competitive grants to implement projects identified in plans developed with Climate Pollution Reduction Planning grants. States, local governments, and tribes are eligible to apply for implementation grants.||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||$4.3 billion||Closes 4/1/2024|
|Innovative Finance and Asset Concession Grant Program||BIL||Competitive grants to build capacity or hire experts to explore opportunities for innovative financing of transportation projects.||U.S. Dept. of Transportation||$40 million||Opens Q4 2023|
|Environmental and Climate Justice Program||IRA||Competitive grants and technical assistance to carry out environmental and climate justice activities to benefit underserved and overburdened communities.||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||$3 billion||Opens Q4 2023|
|Buildings Upgrade Prize||N/A||Prizes to accelerate widespread, equitable energy efficiency and building electrification upgrades. Community-based organizations, local and tribal governments, building owners, utilities, nonprofit organizations, and other organizations are encouraged to team up and apply.||U.S. Dept. of Energy||$22 million||Opens Q4 2023|
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 Grants.gov, 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.
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.