The Office of Climate and Energy (OCE) provides incentives in the form of sponsorships, rebates, grants and loans for energy related projects. Eligible applicants range from communities, K-12 public schools, manufacturing, agriculture and rural business sectors, and other public entities depending on the program.
Activities for these programs may include, but are not limited to, benchmarking, Energy Star certification of public facilities, training, sponsorships, guidance documents, and energy project implementation. These activities encourage cost effective energy upgrades that reduce operating costs for building owners, support community development and local job creation, and free up capital for long-term reinvestment in communities and businesses.
The Office of Climate and Energy is offering financial assistance for workshops, trainings, conferences, or other events that increase awareness of energy efficiency (EE) and/or renewable energy (RE) technologies, applications, opportunities, and best practices in Michigan.
Once an approved sponsorship event is complete, a payment request can be submitted online.
The Building Operator Certification Incentive provides a $400 registration credit to eligible public and non-profit building operators attending the BOC training. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. To find out more about BOC training, schedules, and locations in Michigan, visit the BOC Michigan website.
The Agriculture and Rural Communities Energy Incentive Program offer financial incentives to farms, agribusinesses, public entities, and rural small businesses for energy related implementation projects, recommended from energy audits and assessments.
Community Energy Management (CEM) Program offers assistance directly to communities to improve energy management and accelerate the transition to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive Pilot (SMEWRIP) offers rebates to small manufacturers located in Michigan to implement energy efficiency activities that can be completed between October 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020. The maximum rebate award is $15,000 per company, with a minimum 100% match requirement. Awards will be given on a first come first serve basis with the objective of funding a highly diversified range of energy efficiency activities.
Energy Star Certification Incentives will assist eligible public education facilities that are benchmarked in Energy Star Portfolio Manager to become certified.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, through the Office of Climate and Energy (OCE) is offering grants to established Michigan 2030 Districts (Ann Arbor, Detroit and Grand Rapids) to help each district meet the 50% reduction in energy, water and transportation related emissions.
The Michigan Energy Office will partner with an organization to develop and provide tools, resources, and education opportunities to empower Michigan communities to plan and support electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen vehicles within their communities.
The Michigan Match Assistance Pilot Program provides cost share support to eligible Michigan businesses that were awarded a federal clean energy technology development grant. Approximately $100,000 in cost share support will be available each year. Individual awards cannot exceed $25,000 annually, and MEO’s commitment cannot exceed three years. The MEO requires a minimum 400 percent (4:1) match of the total requested cost share support, which may be in-kind.
The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) is offering a technical assistance grant to work with wastewater and water facilities to optimize pumps, motors, blowers, process controllers, flow monitors, etc. using material developed through U.S. DOE’s wastewater and water infrastructure accelerator program. The MEO hopes to share resources and lessons learned from DOE’s wastewater and water infrastructure accelerator program.
The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) is offering a grant to deliver combined heat and power (CHP) feasibility studies and training to end-users in Michigan likely to significantly benefit from the implementation of CHP at their facilities. A total of $50,000 in funding is expected to be available, with a minimum 100% match requirement. Projects must be completed by September 30, 2019.
The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) through its Cleantech Product Launch Program (MI CPLP) is providing grant funds to Hardware Accelerators to help small businesses move their cleantech ideas from prototype to the marketplace.
Michigan is participating in developing programs funded by a settlement approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California regarding Volkswagen falsifying diesel emission test results for 475,000 vehicles. The $14.7 billion settlement set aside $1.2 billion for zero emission vehicle competitive projects. Michigan’s share is $64.8 million, with the Michigan Energy Office, earmaking $9.9 million over the next three years to locate chargers across the state as part of a public EV charging network.
The Michigan Energy Office continually seeks comment on potential programs for the upcoming year to promote innovative energy waste reduction (EWR) and renewable energy (RE) technologies. These programs may include:
The Michigan Energy Office is offering small businesses in Michigan loans for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy (RE) project implementation. This effort is directed at businesses that are seeking to upgrade and/or install clean energy technologies. Loans totaling $1.5 million are available. Loan requests should be between $50,000-$350,000, and limited to supplies, materials and equipment costs only.