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Low Carbon Energy Infrastructure Enhancement and Development Grant

Public Acts 53 and 166 of 2022 require the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to develop a low carbon energy infrastructure enhancement and development grant program for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and local units of government for the purposes of planning, developing, designing, acquiring, or constructing low carbon energy facilities, which may include, but are not limited to, natural gas facilities, combined heat and power facilities, renewable natural gas facilities, and electrification programs.

Case No. U-21293 was opened in August 2022 for the purpose of seeking input from stakeholders on the draft request for proposals (RFP) for the Low Carbon Energy Infrastructure Enhancement and Development (EIED) Grant program. Stakeholder comments were evaluated and considered in the finalization of the RFP.

The MPSC is pleased to announce the RFP for the Low Carbon EIED Grants. Those interested in applying for this grant can click on the link below to view the RFP.

Low Carbon EIED Grant RFP


There will be two opportunities for interested entities to submit clarifying questions on the content of the RFP, as outlined below.

Timeline for Inquiries

Inquiries Due (round one)

October 21, 2022

Responses to Inquiries

November 4, 2022

Inquiries Due (round two)

November 11, 2022

Responses to Inquiries

November 23, 2022

Inquiries must be submitted via the Low Carbon EIED Grant email address: LARA-MPSC-LowCarbonGrants@michigan.gov. Responses to all inquiries will be posted on this webpage on the dates provided in the timeline above.

All proposals must be submitted via email to LARA-MPSC-LowCarbonGrants@michigan.gov.

In addition, per Public Acts 53 and 166, the MPSC must allow for a review of all applications for this grant by local units of government, environmental groups, and business interests directly affected by the proposals. The mandated review and comment period will be 45 days in length, followed by a 15-day period in which the applicant has the ability to modify their proposal if desired, based on the comments received. To meet this requirement, it is the MPSC’s intent to post all applications, unredacted, to this webpage by January 13, 2023. Local units of government, environmental groups, and business interests directly affected by the proposal will have a 45-day window to comment. Applicants will then have 15 days to revise their proposals if they so choose. The final deadline for revised or modified proposals is March 14, 2023. Modified proposals should also be submitted to LARA-MPSC-LowCarbonGrants@michigan.gov and the email should explain that the proposal has been modified. Modified proposals will be posted to the grant webpage.

Estimated Timeline for Grant RFP Process and Award

RFP Issue Date

September 30, 2022

Inquiries Due (round one)

October 21, 2022

Responses to Inquiries Posted

November 4, 2022

Inquiries Due (round two)

November 11, 2022

Responses to Inquiries Posted

November 23, 2022

Proposals Due

January 6, 2023

Proposals Posted Publicly

January 13, 2023

Public Comment Period End Date

February 27, 2023

Modified Proposals Due

March 14, 2023

Modified Proposals Posted Publicly

March 17, 2023

Anticipated Grant Start Date

July 3, 2023

A guide document has been created to assist in the RFP process. For questions, please contact LARA-MPSC-LowCarbonGrants@michigan.gov.

 

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