Michigan Energy Office Funding Opportunities

  • The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) 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. 

Sponsorships

  • Event Sponsorship Assistance

    The Michigan Energy Office is offering financial assistance for workshops, 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

Incentives

  • Building Operator Certification (BOC) Incentive

    The Michigan Energy Office provides a $400 incentive to eligible public and non-profit building operators attending the BOC training.  Please contact kgredvig@mwalliance.org to find out more. To find out more about BOC training, schedules, and locations in Michigan, visit the BOC Michigan website.

  • Agriculture and Rural Communities Energy Incentive Program

    The Michigan Energy Office, will 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 Application

    Community Energy Management (CEM) services provide incentives to eligible municipalities and, public schools in low income communities, and designated Planning & Development Regions to accelerate the transition to, and the use of, energy waste reduction (EWR) and renewable energy (RE). Projects must benefit public sectors through EWR and RE, as well as through the implementation.

  • Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive Pilot (SMEWRIP)

    The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) is offering 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 for Public Educational Facilities - Closed

    Energy Star Certification Incentives will assist eligible public education facilities that are benchmarked in Energy Star Portfolio Manager to become certified.

Grants

  • Hydrogen and Electric Vehicle Ready Communities Program - LAUNCHES SOON

    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.

  • Michigan Match Assistance Pilot Program (MMAPP)

    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.

  • Wastewater and Water Treatment Plants Program - Closed

    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.

  • Technical Assistance Pilot for Combined Heat and Power (TAP CHP) - Closed

    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.

  • Michigan Cleantech Product Launch Program (MI CPLP) - Closed

    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.

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Request-For-Information

  • State Energy Program Planning Request-for-Information

    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:

    • Energy policy coordination and advocacy.
    • Advocacy for integrating EWR and RE into local government planning.
    • Incentives, education, and outreach for areas such as buildings, communities, industry, transportation, and education.

     

Loans

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