Energy Services is offering matching grants 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 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, such as:
Any manufacturer located in Michigan with five hundred (500) or fewer employees worldwide is eligible to apply. Applicant must be in good standing with the State of Michigan. Proposed activities must lead to onsite energy savings at the Michigan manufacturing facility.
Fuel switching, renewable energy, LED focused proposals, LED projects without advanced controls, and activities involving new construction, ground breaking, new/modified environmental permits, and modification of any historical buildings are ineligible.
A minimum of $150,000 in funding is expected to be available for the pilot program. The maximum award is $15,000 per company. All grant agreements require a minimum 100% match. Energy Services reserves the right to issue awards/award amounts reflecting program priorities.
Grant eligible expenditures include contractual services, supplies/materials, equipment items costing less than $5,000 and other direct costs. Any equipment item cost over $5,000 can be used as match. Ineligible expenditures include salaries/wages, fringe benefits, travel, and indirect costs. Expenditures incurred before award notification and outside the 10/01/19 - 07/31/20 time period are additionally ineligible.
Applicants agree to:
|Application Posting Date:||July 15, 2019|
|Application Deadline:||Ongoing until funds committed|
|Start Date of Projects:||October 1, 2019|
|End Date of Projects:||July 31, 2020|
|Deadline for Payment Submission:||August 30, 2020|
Answers to questions will be posted to this website periodically. All questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to David Herb at HerbD@michigan.gov.