Michigan Agency for Energy announces financial assistance for energy waste reduction in manufacturing processes

Aug 14, 2017

Nick Assendelft (Michigan Agency for Energy), 517-284-8300

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) today announced it is offering financial assistance to qualified small businesses for projects that result in energy waste reduction (EWR) in manufacturing processes or advance the development and/or manufacturing of EWR technologies.

Funding may be directed to any phase of the EWR project, including the purchase of equipment to reduce energy waste or the manufacture of EWR systems or components.

The deadline for proposals is Aug. 31.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a small business with 10 or fewer full-time employees.
  • Projects must increase energy efficiency of manufacturing processes, or increase development and/or manufacturing of EWR technologies.
  • Research and development projects must relate to Michigan’s manufacturing sector.
  • Projects must be conducted in Michigan.

Funding Requirements

Maximum funding for this program is $5,000 per project and requires a minimum 1:1 match in funds. Cash or in-kind services may be used for the matching obligations under the program.

Reporting Obligations

  • Quarterly progress reports.
  • Meetings (in-person and/or by phone) with the grant manager, as needed.
  • Financial status reports using invoices and supporting documentation.
  • Final report on grant outcomes and impact, addressing any potential benefits and cost savings resulting from the project.

Tentative Timeline

Proposal deadline Aug. 31
Grant agreement grantee signatures Sept. 29
Start date for grant Oct. 1
End date for grant  Aug. 31, 2018


All questions regarding this solicitation may be directed to David Herb at herbd@michigan.gov through Aug. 7 and responses to all questions will be posted by Aug. 14.

For more information about MAE, please visit www.michigan.gov/energy or sign up for its listservs to keep up on MAE matters.

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